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Hello from Austin Texas!

Wowza… I have been absent for a LONG time… Well almost three years ago my family and I packed up all we owned and moved out to Austin Texas! I’ve dreamed of living here for over 8 years and when the opportunity arose (not in the most positive of ways) we decided to start over […]

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Dexter

My Great Aunt Bonnie lost her dog Dexter last year. He was fatally shot by a peace officer. It was a very sad ordeal… to say the least. This will be delivered to her soon! Fingers crossed she loves it!

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Sierra

A childhood friend of mine lost her oldest best friend Sierra this year. She was a wonderful Rottweiler who had been there for my friend Kim through some really tough times. That special dog was also the last piece of Kim’s relationship with her late husband Jim. The last time I visited with Kim she […]

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Essary Ever After

In June, I helped coordinate a wedding in Paso Robles for my dear friend Katie and her new husband Jordan. The event was beautiful. The wedding backdrop was Still Waters Winery. The lucky couple married standing with the vineyard as their view. As a wedding gift I painted the scene for their new home.

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Wine Women and Shoes 2015

Boy oh boy! Another AMAZING experience at Wine Women and Shoes in Bakersfield, CA October 2015. Every seat was sold. The who’s who of Bakersfield attended with their donations to benefit CASA of Kern County. I painted this piece at the show, which they included in the live auction. My art piece brought in a […]

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Loving Betty

I had a hard time putting together the words of gratitude for the outpouring of support, handshakes and hugs at Latination 2015 in September. Don Martin your speech and Miranda your words to pronounce it made my knees go weak. Tonight I won the first Betty Leonor memorial award for my art piece titled “Pensativa.” I […]

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Grandbabies

These two very small portraits were commissions by a friend of mine for his gal pal. The two children here are her grandchildren. Another surprise gift – I just love those…  

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Princess Gracie

For Christmas 2014 I painted this portrait for my very best gal pal, April. Oh boy, was she surprised. Gracie is a spunky, smart, beautiful creative type. She is wise beyond her years. Her family and mine are extremely close.

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Art Abroad

For Christmas my Realtor, Robbyn, commissioned me to paint on a wooden tray for her mother in law in England. The tray shows their name, family home and small little portraits of the husband and wife and their four kids, and dog Ben. This was a great project. The client was happy with it and […]

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The Champions

One of my favorite families in San Diego received this painting as a family gift. The Mother of these two Champions, burst in to tears once it was opened on Christmas. That of course prompted me to tear up as well… There’s nothing better than giving or receiving something made from the heart. It’s original […]

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