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!
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!
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.
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.
I hold all of these definitions of love dear, yet I believe the most important form of love is self-love. From self-love sprouts all of the beautiful gifts of life. Love is the answer, but it holds all the questions. It is a dream, a goal, and a concept all in one.
Love is vulnerable and allows your vulnerabilities to show. It is looking inward to recognize your purpose and ignite your own passion. Love affirms, saying you are enough, just as you are – yet nudging you towards all you can be.
Love is evolving, growing, welcoming, accepting and most of all keeping your heart open.
While most people think that Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate romantic love, for me, it’s a day of reflection. I take the time to witness the gifts in life. I honor the peace, hope, joy and contentment that love brings into my life. I am grateful for the people I love and for those same people who love me right back.
Romantic love is just one slice of the true love that abounds in the world. Even when evil and darkness exist, love wins.
So, this Valentine's Day as well as each and every day, it is my wish for you to experience love with fresh eyes. Celebrate its beautiful forms you have swirling around you today and feel yourself wrapped in immeasurable love from those around you. And spread love, whenever and wherever you can. ❤️
How did you enter into 2021? Did you rush in with excitement and enthusiasm anticipating a better year ahead? Or did you gently start the year with care and a bit of apprehension? Any other year I would have celebrated January 1st with a spirit of adventure, wide eyed and ready for many new challenges. However, this year, that sense of wonder just didn't seem to fit me. I was more contemplative and reflective in bidding 2020 goodbye, promising myself never to take my health, my family and my friends for granted. Just like many things in 2020, seeing it end was complicated, bittersweet and marked by loss.
This year I got something for my birthday that I didn't expect or know I needed. I got the gift of a good cry. A good, long, ugly cry is a gift. It is a release and a reset. What my ugly cry gave me was a chance to sit fully in the darkness and feel all the feels. There is a rawness and an authentic beauty in our tears. The restorative and calming qualities of a long cry will allow you to unburden your mind and your soul a little bit. These are extremely difficult and trying times and we need all the gifts we can get, even if it's the simple gift of an ugly cry.