I live on a barrier island outside of Charleston, South Carolina. I spend much time exploring the lush green marshes and walking the pristine beaches of the Lowcountry. I am constantly in awe of the spectacular natural beauty and some days it literally takes my breath away. I love expressing my joy, wonder and excitement about living in such a wonderful place through my colorful art. Creating imaginative pieces that provide a daily dose of happiness is what I hope to share with you.
These are some of my favorite new creations! Be sure and Enjoy all of my other collections too!
Enjoy My Other Fun Collections Here. I hope these pieces make you smile!
Christmas can be both a stressful and a delightful time of year. Shopping for the perfect gift can be hard and time consuming. It is my hope that these colorful, hand crafted items will make wonderful presents for both your friends and family. And as the gift giver, you will feel great pride and joy sharing them with your recipients.
If you like Flowers, you will love these whimsical, Environmentally Friendly Mixed Media pieces.
This delightful collection celebrates color and texture and most pieces have been handcrafted from salvaged wood. Found Object Material such as wire, metal, nails, cans and bottle caps enhance every composition by adding depth and dimension.
The liveliness of these mixed media pieces is heightened by my deliberate and bold use of color. I am always inspired by vivid colors and hopes that they will uplift the viewer.
Commissioned pieces are always welcomed and I will gladly work with you to design something uniquely special for your home.
This colorful collection captures the bright, vibrant colors often found in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Bold acrylics paired with repurposed materials such as salvaged wood, wire and metal scraps create an exciting marriage of industry and art. Whether you are a beach lover or not, you will find something to love in this collection and find yourself longing for a day at the beach.
Commissions are always welcome, especially if you would like me to capture your own beach memory.
This playful collection honors the wonderful memories of summer camp. For those who have experienced the joy, the friendships and the positive influence camp provides, these pieces will strike a chord.
Surrounding yourself with colorful art is easier than you think. These colorful 100% cotton t-shirts have been created from a line of paintings and prints I recently created to celebrate love, community and togetherness. They make wonderful gifts and some shirts come in both Ladies and Men styles. They provide a daily dose of happiness and joy. You can never have too many t-shirts. It's my special way of sending you a long distance hug!
Home for the holidays has an entirely new meaning this year. As we are forced to cut back on our Thanksgiving celebrations, this doesn't mean we should cut back on being kind, compassionate and patient. The need to feel loved and appreciated is something we all desire especially right now. Let’s go big with our goodwill and order up a large portion of hope and love to go along with our other dishes.And if you need a second helping of something, may it be joy and thankfulness.
The Summer of 2020 taught me to reach deeper and also stretch wider and further to be a better person. I learned to smile with my actions and my words since my actual smile was covered by a mask. I learned than an ordinary day is a gift and that there are always additional ways to give more than I receive. Success used to be measured by how many pieces of art I sold and how much money I made at art shows. It now means making the best out of every situation and every day, no matter how bad it is. My role models have become those who continue to give of themselves; specifically offering their compassion and their kindness to others. When I was tempted to shut down and withdraw, seeing the selflessness of others raised me up. Covid is still very contagious but so is generosity and goodness.
My wish is that my art will be a small part of the solution. I used to focus on caring for the earth with each piece created. I now find it more important to expand this mission and focus more directly on spreading care, kindness, and compassion to others through my art. With so much loss, uncertainty, political and social unrest on top of pandemic fueled isolation, it is no wonder there is such a sense of unhappiness all around. It is an honor if I can use this platform and my art to encourage and promote more cheer and more joy. I hope this quote resonates with you as much as it does with me. "We are not on this world to see through one another, but to see one another through." (Gloria Vanderbilt)