Twain in Titian

4″ oil on panel

I don’t know why a cardinal would put his crest back. Is it like an annoyed or angry cat? Being a bit of a bird nerd I did some research. I learned sometimes they molt their crest feathers, so this might just be a kind of “bald” cardinal. I also learned about a very strong connection between cardinals and people who have recently passed. This connection between cardinals and spirits crosses many cultures. Since I started posting my cardinal paintings I have had a couple of people share cardinal spirit stories that were really powerful.

I love when putting my art out into the world, makes it smaller by sharing stories.

If you would like to purchase this handsome couple, it is available for $35. Send me a message:

Garnet in Gloaming

4″ square oil on panel.

On a cold, rainy, winter day, nothing delights me more than looking out and seeing our Juniper trees covered in cardinals. It is almost as if God decorated for Christmas.

Available $35 message me to buy

Cardinal Rest

4″ square oil on panel

This guy is full of personality. He is so regal as he positions himself in our Juniper trees.

If you would like to send this someone on your Christmas list, it is available for $35. Please message me to buy:

Winter Red

4″ square oil on panel


If you are fortunate to have cardinals a part of your winter landscape you know how stunning they appear against the bleak winter landscape. They are my delight ever winter.

If this little painting would delight someone on your Christmas list, it is available for $35. Please contact me directly

If you would like to give the gift that keeps on giving, consider a painting class! I have classes that range from a couple hours to week long workshops. Learn more here

Four Hens and a Rooster

20″x16″ pastel on sanded board

I painted today at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. So many people stopped to talk. They had stories about their friends who raise, or just love chickens. They also wanted to talk art, there are many artists out there waiting to fulfill their potential. Maybe I gave them a nudge in that direction today. Mostly I just had people thank me for breaking up their Thursday. My art gave people a break before an oncology appointment or infusion. Turns out I can spread the joy I get from painting!

Fabric Brushstrokes

I just finished a very successful mixed media workshop, photos and report to come. I love opening up the world of “why not try this?” Into paintings. This morning I opened up the a new world of possibility, and scavenged some old clothes, some really ugly upholstery fabric (turned dull side out), and some random bits of fabric from my sewing box.

I am working on a big commission. I decided it needed more light, more clean color, and more texture. So I made…FABRIC BRUSHSTROKES! I can’t wait to incorporate them into the painting.

Coming up…

If you are in the DALLAS area, I will be at Northaven Garden Center selling my art Dec. 1st.