Oct 4, 2019

A Square in Aix

We had an arduous journey to Aix en Provence, via Canada. We had two consecutive days of flight delays, and were rerouted to Lyon instead of Marseille, so we missed our first planned day in Aix. When we finally arrived, we threw our bags down in our apartment, and sprinted to the nearest square for drinks. The billowy umbrellas and mist from the cooling devices under the gnarly trees was a heavenly sight. Finally sitting in the square with a Pastis and a meat & cheese board was one of the most rewarding experiences. This was the view from our table.

Sep 27, 2019

Cassis Beach


A painting of people enjoying their weekend on the beach of Cassis, France. One of my favorite beaches ever, as you can walk the calanques to other remote beaches, or just sip a glass of wine while eating fresh seafood at one of the many beach side cafes. Swimming in the Mediterranean is very refreshing, but I had to wear water shoes with all the small rocks. I seriously want to move there. Oil on 18"h x 24" w stretched linen.

Sep 19, 2019

Market Day in Aix


I assembled a wonderful meal from the ingredients found at this market. It isn't typically much of a vacation when you have to cook, but in this case, trying to live like a local was a vacation. Oil on 24"h x 18"w stretched linen.

Sep 17, 2019

Sep 13, 2019

Cats Being Catty


These cats are giving each other the cold shoulder after exchanging paws. Oil on 12" x 12" stretched linen. Available at Christine Frechard Gallery until October 12th.

Sep 9, 2019

Honfleur Cafes

Oil on 24" x 30" stretched canvas. Available at Christine Frechard Gallery until October 11th during the "Summertime" exhibit.

The painting was inspired by the peaceful cafe scene in Honfleur, France. The air is still crisp on a May morning before the town becomes lively with tourists.


Aug 17, 2019

A Walk in Aix


Midday in Aix en Provence is hot and bright. Many people are eating lunch or spending time indoors at this time of day. But, it is a great time to explore the city due to fewer crowds, and the city's trees and gardens are at their most colorful. Warm afternoon light casts rich blue and purple shadows on the sidewalk and walls. Oil on 11"h x 14"w stretched linen

Aug 15, 2019

Valensole Lavender Fields


A moody sky over the cheerful lavender fields of Valensole, France, just before a thunderstorm. This is my first painting in a series inspired by my recent trip to Provence. Oil on 11"h x 14"w stretched linen.

Mar 13, 2019

Seussen Van Floofen


This is my first painting of our new addition, Seuss. We met last summer while rucking in town with some friends. We decided to do a hill ruck with our weighted packs for a tougher workout and suddenly this cat jumped out at us and started following us. I posted it on Facebook later, and found out that the cat belonged to another friend, and she had just gotten her. A few months later, Seuss wasn't getting along with her other cat and she needed a home. After thinking about it, we decided to give her a chance. Though she is small and mostly toothless, she chased my other cats around the house for weeks. Finally they suddenly started to ignore her, and now they co-exist. I'm glad they can keep the peace and am happy to have her to snuggle with on the sofa. I'm sure there will be many paintings of her in the near future! SOLD.

Jan 22, 2019

Walking to the Park II


This is the view facing north from Washington Square Park in New York City. Several people seem to be walking toward the park on this perfect summer afternoon. Oil on 24"h x 18"w x 1.5"d stretched canvas. 

This painting is available through the Crate and Barrel | UGallery Artist Originals partnership!

Happy Hour in Manhattan


New Yorkers enjoying a sunny Friday with dinner and drinks outside. Oil on 20"h x 16"w x 1.5" stretched canvas.

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Cafe in Saint Germain des Pres


My favorite neighborhood in Paris on a sunny day. Oil on 20"h x 16"w x 1.5"d stretched canvas. 

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Cafe in Saint Germain Des Pres at Night

This is my favorite neighborhood in Paris. I love to wander the streets alone and absorb the atmosphere. When you walk with others, you have to compromise. Walking alone you can fully absorb the environment and have the freedom to visit any establishment you want for a meal or a drink. Oil on 24"h x 18"w x 1.5" stretched canvas. 

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Evening Lights in Montmartre


The street traffic in Montmartre is starting to wind down from the day, while the cafe lights have been turned on to prepare for the evening ahead. Oil on 24"h x 30"w x 1.5" stretched canvas. SOLD.

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Cafe Parking in Venice





This is the equivalent of a sidewalk cafe in Venice, complete with a view of a "parking lot." Oil on 24"h x 30"w x 1.5"d stretched canvas.

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Montmartre Cafe at Twilight






A painting of a sidewalk cafe during a busy spring night in Montmartre. Oil on 24"h x 18"w x 1.5"d stretched canvas.

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Alert Cat


A painting of my sleek Alfred with his ears in the alert position. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

This painting as well as the following nine paintings were included in the Holiday Exclusive Mini Masterpiece Collection at UGallery.com. Many thanks to those who added my paintings to their collections!

Cat Bath


A  painting of my sweet Oliver cat enjoying a bath. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Hot Chocolate


A painting of an espresso from a cafe in Budapest. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Coffee and Biscuit


A painting of coffee and a biscuit that I enjoyed at Gerbeaud Cafe in Budapest. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Tangerines

A painting of tangerines. I painted them from life, which I don't always do. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Red Onions

A painting of some red onions from my local farmer's market. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Chocolate Mousse Cake


A painting of a mousse cake from Caffe Amadeus of Indiana, PA. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Sunflower II


A painting of a sunflower from my local farmer's market. I didn't realize how many variations there are of sunflowers. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Sunflower


A painting of a sunflower purchased from my local farmer's market. Can't wait for next summer. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Cranberry Cupcake




A painting of a cranberry cupcake from Market Street Pastries in Blairsville, PA. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Nov 26, 2018

Gelateria in Italy


This busy gelateria is located in Lucca, Italy. It was very hot and humid during my visit there many years ago, so frequent gelato stops were important. Oil on 24"h x 30" x 1 1/2" stretched canvas.

This painting is available through the Crate and Barrel | UGallery Artist Originals partnership!

Oct 11, 2018

Coffee Cat


My Alfred likes to hang out on the kitchen countertop. He even eats his canned breakfast and dinner up there, away from Stella who always tries to steal his food. I painted this from a photo I took while preparing both of our breakfasts one morning. Oil on 6"h x 4"w stretched canvas. SOLD.

Oct 7, 2018

Cream Puff


A painting of a cream puff, inspired by the fabulous desserts available at Six Hand Bakery of Indiana, PA. I started this painting from life, but ended up eating it halfway through, so I had to paint the rest from photos. Always buy two desserts when using them for subject matter... one to eat and one to paint. Oil on 6" x 6" stretched linen. SOLD.

Oct 4, 2018

Farmers' Market Sunflowers


A painting inspired by some sunflowers I purchased at the Indiana, PA Farmers' Market. They are one of my favorite flowers to paint because I don't feel the need to get too nitpicky with the details. Freely applying big masses of yellow, red, black and sometimes purple creates the impression of the flower that seems free in itself. Oil on 16" x 16" stretched linen. SOLD.