A painting of a painting.
Here's a spooky one, inspired by my love of Gothic Horror novels.
New works for The Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. I look forward to this show every year because no matter how busy I am, I squeeze in the time to just paint whatever I want. This time I was feeling summery and dying to use neon yellow paint, so these six babies were born.
All works are available for sale in person and online at enormoustinyart.com
The show runs from September 2 - October 2 (opening Friday, September 2, 5-8pm)
I'm so excited to share some of the illustrations for Sleep Tight Farm. Blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of audio book listening went into the making of this book. Written by Eugenie Doyle and published by Chronicle Books, this text was so beautiful and inspiring. I just about melted when I read the manuscript. Here is Chronicle's description-
A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring's new growth, summer's heat, and fall's bounty to winter's well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it's time to sleep. Sleep Tight Farm is out and available for purchase in stores and online.
Sleep Tight Farm is now available in bookstores and online.
I started this Jungle Book inspired painting over a year ago, but had to put it aside while I worked on other projects. I found it half finished in the back of my drawer and pulled it out this week. Time for personal work is very difficult to come by these days, but it's good for my hand and my health to work on something for myself every once in a while, no matter how busy I am.
I've been experimenting with new color palettes for some personal/portfolio work this week. Combinations of blue and red are all over my brushes right now!
Spring has sprung, and I'm thrilled to announce my Mother's Day card collection with Hallmark Signature. Inspired by the comforts of home, and the beauty of the garden, these are for that special lady in you life. Available exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores and online at Hallmark.com. Find a Hallmark Gold Crown store near you or shop the collection here.
New piece inspired by the 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man. I'm a huge horror fan and was thrilled to be invited by the fantastic Andrea Kalfas to make something for May Day! A Wicker Man Event. All you folk horror fans out there will know that the film is filled with lush scenery of the Scottish landscape (and I will take any opportunity to paint a landscape that I can).
The event will take place Sunday, May 1st at 7pm, at The WindUp Space in Baltimore. More info here.