Monday, September 28, 2015


Self Portrait 18 x 14 oil on stretched canvas  NFS

This is a self-portrait I painted a few years back. I’m posting it today to commemorate that 20 years ago this month an organ donor saved my life. 

I had been diagnosed with terminal liver disease of unknown origin, and given only a year to live. My only hope of survival was to receive a transplant. Getting that transplant, however, was far from a sure thing. Then, just as today, patients frequently died waiting for transplants.

I was one of the lucky ones. Thanks to an anonymous donor family I received a gift beyond measure. I remember that family's selfless courage each and every day. Even as they suffered the devastating loss of someone they loved, they thought of others. I try to savor every day. Painting is one way I do that. Working to promote organ donation is another.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Plums and Jug

Plums and Jug 9 x 12 acrylic on gessoboard
Plums are just the most fun to paint, and still life paintings are all about enjoying the textures.

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Sentinel

The Sentinel 8 x 8 oil on gessoboard
Crows often drop by for a drink in our backyard and I love to see them. They're such stunning-looking creatures. Even if they kind of dwarf the birdbath, they still manage to look so majestic.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Summer Solitude

Summer Solitude 8 x 10 acrylic on stretched canvas  SOLD
Sun, sand, and and a bit of quiet solitude. A moment when all the sensual delights of summer are yours alone.This is another in my series of paintings that celebrate the joys of summertime at the cottage.

Friday, September 11, 2015


Autumn 8 x 8 acrylic on gessoboard  SOLD
She looks as if Autumn could be her name, at least that's what the colors suggested to me. A few days to go until it's officially fall, but a few leaves here are already changing.