The Color of Dawn

8”x10” original pastel on sanded paper. For sale

All my paintings are 20% off through tomorrow. Use code: Iloveyoumom Check out my store!!!!

Would your mom like an original painting to pair with all her beautiful wildflower photos of her family??? Texas mom’s usually have one or two of these photos (per year).

Beach Play

5”x8” original oil on panel

My earliest memories of vacation are days at the beach. I loved being at the beach with my mom, and I love being at the beach with my kids. Would you like to honor your mom with a memory like this one? I am having a 20% sale. ALL my paintings are on sale. Use the code: Iloveyoumom

Sale ends Sunday. Click to buy “Beach Play”. Visit my online store

Painted plein air
It was a perfect day!

Mother’s Day Sale!!!

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust

The above is a true statement I can make about my mom, and my mother in law – beyond calculation.

10″x8″ original pastel on sanded paper. “Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawn.” -Joy Bell C.

“The Color of Dawn” For sale!

Entire store 20% off for Mother’s Day. Use coupon code: Iloveyoumom. If you would like me to include a note to your mom, please indicate in order notes when you place your order. Sale ends Sunday May 2nd. My paintings are originals, so if you love one, you might want to grab it up.

Here I am with my four, I love them more than words can describe. AND I love it when they give me presents. Perhaps your mom is like me, and would like something to unwrap this Mother’s Day?

Evening Fire

Approximately 24″x48″

Acrylic sketch and collage on paper

Today was a fun day. I played in my studio, trying some things for a water-media class I am teaching at Ghost Ranch this summer. My goal is to encourage play. I did that today.

When my you youngest child got home today, she applauded my efforts. Then she asked why Noah, my oldest, looked like a robot. “Well, I was looking at a photo, and that is how he was standing?” Was my reply. Feeling free, I ripped his part of the painting off and reattached it. I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to work like this!!!!


8″x10″ pastel on sanded paper pet portrait details below.

I am lucky to be part of the Arts and Medicine Program at Baylor Hospital in Dallas,TX.

I painted this guy in the Sammons Cancer center. I set up my easel and painted. Patients, caregivers, and staff watched the cat come to life as they passed through the busy atrium.

This painting is about the yawn, everything else is just color play. Painting him was a joyful experience for me, and my hope in painting publicly, was to share that joy.

Many people had interest in my art, and many more had a cat story to share. Our conversations often lead to the reason they were standing in front of me. It is an honor to share their stories, struggles, and vulnerability. The cat stories were fun too;)

💕 ❤️ would you like to to see your beloved dog or cat in an original painting? Click link to see details

Is it a gift? I must receive by Feb 6th if you want to receive by Valentine’s Day. Quantity limited.