As I was taking touristy photos in Santa Fe, NM, these ladies emerged from cars and started walking to the restaurant across the street. They stopped to greet me and I asked to take their photo. I loved the relationship within the group with some anxious to sit down to eat and some wanting to stand and chat.
Sunday Lunch / 11" x 15" / watercolor on paper / $350 (framed)
Doing What He Loves / 20" x 14 / watercolor on paper / SOLD
Warm Reception / 20" x 14 / watercolor on paper / SOLD
Telling My Best Friend That I Quit / 20" x 14 / watercolor on paper / SOLD
This was the scene from the top of a double-decker bus touring downtown Philadelphia last spring.
Philly In The Rain / 11" x 15" / watercolor on paper / $350 (framed)
April / 14" x 20 / watercolor on paper / SOLD
Winter Sun / 14" x 10 / watercolor on paper / SOLD
Cinco de Maya On The Plaza / 20" x 14 / watercolor on paper / $400 (framed)
I love painting portraits and figures in watercolor. I enjoy using the paper and the interplay of reflected light and color to show personality, expression, and to tell a story. While the settings are deliberately ambiguous to allow the viewer to form his or her own interpretation, each painting contains elements that allude to the subject’s life and situation; from a lucky dress worn on a first date a quiet moment lost in a book or the anticipation of live performance during sound check. All prices listed include frame.
Running Bear and Harvey / 20" x 14 / watercolor on paper / $800 (framed)
Red Dress/ 20" x 14 / watercolor on paper / $500 (framed)
While sitting our own porch reminiscing my husband and I realized we had a shared childhood experience. Without air-conditioning, our grandparents often prepped meals on their porches. My grandmother would snap the ends off the beans and my husband's grandfather cut off the ends with his pocket knife.
Suppertime / 10" x 13" / watercolor on paper / $300 (framed)
My mother, an amateur photographer, posed my brother and niece separately for their portraits. The sun was bright, the weather cold, and neither one wanted to be there. I love the expressions of discontent on their faces in the original photos.
Cousins / 16" x 24" / watercolor on paper / $900 (framed)
Looking Ahead/ 20" x 14 / watercolor on paper / SOLD
Last year, I was given a big box of family photos, many that I had never seen. One, revealed my mother as a young, carefree woman dressed in white for tennis in front of a row of irises. Her expression squinting into the sun reminds me of Frank Benson’s impressionistic paintings of lovely women.
Proud of the Garden / 22" x 30" / watercolor on paper / $1200 (framed)
Viva Las Vegas/ 20" x 14/ watercolor on paper / SOLD
Evelina / 16" x 16 / watercolor on paper / SOLD
In His Own World / 20" x 14 / watercolor on paper / SOLD