Blooms and Thorns

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

Available $150 Click here to buy

One of my favorite quotes is: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” -Alphonse Karr. I love cacti, all of them. I like how they are stubborn and gritty and have adaptations to survive in harsh environments. I love their varied shapes and colors. Mostly, I love them as a metaphors for life. Life can be prickly, but we can bloom anyways!

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Mad Flight

4″ square

For sale $35 Click here to buy

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I am an environmental Biologist who loves to paint. My training is that of a naturalist, to observe nature. My paintings portray natural settings, natural processes, and people outdoors interacting with nature. All of these suggest a celebration of nature and the potential of life. If you have ever watched birds or bees, really watch them, you will know there is magic all around you. These paintings are to serve as a reminder of that magic and beauty, to inspire you to slow down next time you see one, and really notice it. And then, to celebrate that wonderful creation.