Stretching our skills can seem a bit like jumping off of a cliff into a deep ocean. My paintings have been based on my travels and photographs. I do sincerely want to push the boundaries of what I can do with my oils. So, when a friend asked me to help her with some paintings for her book, I jumped, but just into a pool, not an ocean. It turned out to be so much fun that I want to do more, of course. Still, I am not averse to painting beautiful florals to brighten my own spirit and that of my friends and family.

The four paintings are all oils on canvas. All but the top left piece were based on a photograph and painted with my love for intense colors. My friend gave me her ideas for her inspirational card images, we discussed some visuals and, once she approved of my visuals, she gave me free reign. I am happy to say that she loves the final results. And I truly loved the experience!

From top left clockwise, they are titled by her:

“Perspective” 12″x12″ $180.00 plus shipping.
“Integrate/Release” 12″x12″ $180.00 plus shipping.
“I AM” 12″x12″ $180.00 plus shipping.
“Play” 12″x12″ $180.00 plus shipping.

The paintings are not released for shipping as yet because they are in the process of being duplicated and printed. You can contact me at if you are interested in purchasing one, or two. I take Square.