Watching the Sun Rise

This painting was inspired by the morning light that streams through my living room window. In this piece I especially love the contrast between the cool light from the window, and the warm light from the room behind the figure. Watching the Sun Rise is part of the current show at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, and will be up for two more weeks.


Watching the Sun Rise, 16×20 inches, Acrylic on Canvas. Prints available at Fine Art America. The original is also available for purchase.

Group Show at the David Adler Music and Art Center

Thursday, February 5th, from 7-9pm, is the opening reception for a group show at the David Adler Music and Art Center. I’ll have five paintings, including three new pieces which have never been exhibited before. Below is one of the new pieces, Come With Me. This piece was one of three winners in the January Lake County Art League member’s competition.

SONY DSCCome With Me, 18×24 in, acrylic on canvas

Yoga Paintings

Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of showing artwork at Blue Sky Yoga Studio in Libertyville, Illinois. I’ve long thought that I needed some yoga paintings to fit in with the atmosphere there. Then this past Thursday, my husband’s school district had a snow day and he found himself at home without anything more important to do, so he ended up as my yoga model. I did a series of fast, small paintings; trying to work quickly so I could finish before his muscles gave out. These will be debuting at Blue Sky next Thursday. Because of the metallic paints, these photographs don’t really capture how these paintings look, so if you’re in the Libertyville area stop by and see them in person! All three are available for purchase, and prints can be purchased at Fine Art America.


Peace, 2015, 16×12 in, Acrylic on Gessoboard 


Fire Warrior, 2015, 11×14 in, Acrylic on Gessoboard

SONY DSCYoga Twist, 2015, 12×9 in, Acrylic on Gessoboard

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about these pieces. 

Vintage Photography Portraits

Leading up to Christmas, I usually do a lot of portrait commissions. This year I had a client who was willing to experiment with hers. I’ve always loved vintage photographs, and so for these I tried to approximate the color of a vintage photograph, but with some variation in the warms and cools of the color. I’m really excited about how they turned out. I’m updating the custom portraits page to include these, and hoping I’ll have the chance to do many more in the future.

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Bell Tower at the Botanic Gardens in Autumn

I painted this in mid Autumn on site at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I was high on a hill-actually the same hill I painted the Japanese Bridge from, but facing the other direction. It was an absolutely beautiful day; this time of year every day painting outside is particularly wonderful, because I never know which day will be the last before it is too cold. Prints of this piece are available at Fine Art America. The original is also for sale.


Bell Tower at the Botanic Gardens in Autumn

14×18 in, acrylic on gessoboard



Waterfall at Chicago Botanic Gardens

I painted this on location at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. When I got there I was a little disappointed because the day was overcast, but I started painting anyway. It was absolutely wonderful when the sun broke through the clouds right as I was finishing up, and I was able to add in the effect of the light on the falling water.

Waterfall at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. 14×11, acrylic on gessoboard. This piece is currently for sale. Prints are available at Fine Art America.