Dec 13, 2011


These are only a few of the sweets that one can enjoy at Demel bakery in Vienna, Austria. Oil on canvas 12"h x 24"w. SOLD.

Dec 12, 2011

Yellow Room at the Albertina

My favorite room, the yellow room, at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria. There is something luxurious about being in a chandelier-lit room on a bright, sunny day. SOLD.

Nov 25, 2011

View from the Castle

This is a view from the castle hill in Prague. On the day we were there, it was windy and cold, which I think added to the atmosphere. I loved how the copper roof of the dome contrasted with the gray horizon. Oil on Canvas, 15"h x 30"w. SOLD.

Nov 23, 2011

View from the Charles Bridge

This is a view from the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. Oil on canvas, 12" h x 24"w x 3/4"d. It was very cold, foggy and rainy while we were there, and I hoped to capture that in this painting. SOLD.

Nov 9, 2011

Farm Landscape

This is a triptych that I was recently commissioned to paint, and is my largest oil painting thus far! Each canvas panel is 72"h x 36"w.

Aug 24, 2011


20" h x 16" w, oil on canvas, interior.

That's my Bubba! She loves to cook, and usually wears something interesting while doing so.

Aug 23, 2011

Thinking About Dessert

24"h x 30"w, oil on canvas, portraiture

This is part of my series of paintings, inspired by Van Gogh's "Potato Eaters" painting. This is an uncle of mine at my Bub's house, thinking about dessert. This painting won "Best of Show" and the "People's Choice Award" at the Indiana Art Association's fall 2011 show!

Meat Hooks

20" x 16", Oil on Canvas, Portraiture

This is my Bub, cutting some ham. She is a tough woman, especially her hardworking hands, so I've always referred to her hands as meat hooks.

Aug 17, 2011

Paris Boulevard

14" X 11" Oil on canvas, Cityscape

This is one of the many boulevards in Paris, though I don't know which one it actually is. I think it was somewhere near the Musee d'Orsay. SOLD.

Aug 8, 2011


20" X 16", Oil on Canvas, Interior

This is an Irish Pub in Greenwich Village, New York, that my husband and I enjoy when visiting the city. Their Bangers and Mash has inspired past paintings. SOLD.

Jul 25, 2011

Jul 18, 2011

Almost Set

20" X 18", Oil on Canvas, Interior

I captured this table just before the waitstaff completed their work. The table is almost set, but the glasses are not yet in the correct places. SOLD.

Jul 14, 2011

A Nice Old Couple

7"hx5"w, oil on canvas, interior
This old couple was in the bathroom of the bed & breakfast we visited in Ocean City New Jersey. I often think the older fixtures had more style than the new ones. SOLD.

Jul 5, 2011

Left Painting Study

This is the left-most painting. I just patched in some yellow where the sunflowers will be, and will go back to take pictures once they grow in late August. Commission.

Middle Painting Study

This is the painting in the middle with the pond in at the bottom. I also used the trees that are in the actual pond area. Commission.

Farm Right Study

This is the painting to the far right. The grass in the foreground is just implied, as I'm not sure what it will look like in real life. Commission.

Jun 13, 2011


This is a painting of Sacre Coeur in Paris, with the carousel in front. The painting is 30"h x 40"w. Commission.

Jun 4, 2011

Venice Landscape

Something about June makes me want to paint Italy scenes. Probably because when I went to Italy in June of 2007 the weather was similar to what we have had recently - hot and sunny. This painting is 18" w x 24"h.SOLD.

Lucca Landscape

This painting of a Lucca Italy landscape is 18" w x 24"h. SOLD.

May 18, 2011

Cafe Florian

I painted this oil painting of Cafe Florian in Venice, Italy from a photo. It was one of those photos that I almost didn't take, but was glad I did. When we were walking past, nobody wanted to stop because it was hot and we were in a hurry and irritated with each other because we all wanted to do different things. It was worth it to temporarily aggravate my fellow travelers. The painting is 30"w x 40"h.

May 9, 2011

Amsterdam Canal

This is the last of my series of Amsterdam paintings. This is 30"h x 40" w x 1 1/2"d. SOLD.


I decided to try a study of my grandmother, who we all know as Bub. I am going to do a series of paintings of family members sharing meals, inspired by the Potato Eaters. I saw at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, that he did studies of some of the models before painting the scene. This painting is 10"h x 8"w on canvas panel.

May 4, 2011


Once we started getting a little bit of spring-like weather, I started painting walls instead of pictures. I have a couple pf paintings that I have finished recently and am currently working on three more. I will be posting them very soon. Hopefully the weather will stay cold and rainy so I can complete the latter three... because when spring returns, it is gardening time!

Apr 13, 2011


I ran out of titles for all these Amsterdam Canal paintings, so I just gave them all the same name. This painting is on 20"h x 16"w x 3/4"d stretched canvas.


This painting is of five boats in Amsterdam. There are small studies of some of the boats below. This painting is on 15"h x 30"w x 3/4"d stretched canvas. No longer available.


This is another Amsterdam canal, which is what I have been focusing on lately. Boats are fun to paint as long as they are not those big, see-through tour boats (I have painted them out of my pictures, but am guilty of riding on them.) This painting is on 20"h x 16" w x 1"d stretched canvas.


This is a study of two boats in an Amsterdam canal. The oil painting is on 5" x 4" stretched canvas. It is for sale on Etsy. SOLD.


This is a small study of a boat in an Amsterdam canal. The oil painting is on 5" x 7" stretched canvas and is for sale on Etsy. SOLD.

Mar 9, 2011

New Work

Ten new paintings of Amsterdam are on the way. I am working on all of them simultaneously in bits and pieces. Some may be finished before others, so stay tuned.

Jan 22, 2011


This is a rainy evening in New York City.The sky is still bright, but the streets are dark and the neon lights reflect in the puddles of water. This oil painting is on 30"h x 24"w x 1 1/2" thick canvas. SOLD.

Jan 11, 2011


This is my first painting of 2011, and the first completed in my series of city night scenes. The cafe pictured above was in Paris. The cities that I will highlight are New York, Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam. It is views like this that first made Paris intriguing to me. The first time I went was with some fellow classmates during my internship in London a long, long time ago. We all had conflicts of interest, so I ended up roaming the Paris night. I looked angry enough (because I was annoyed that nobody would hang out with me) that people left me alone. I went back to the area of St. Germain with my husband during our trip last April. He was a little easier to get along with than my old classmates though. This painting is on 20"h x 16"w stretched canvas. SOLD.