Santa’s helper

Santa’s helper

After painting santa bluebird yesterday I just had to give some credit to the workers behind all the magic. And this sweet flicker/elf told me something I never knew… Santa employs six elves (plus a few assistants). Elves are the children of Gryla and Leppaludi...
holiday glow

holiday glow

A little bit of holiday magic has been inspiring me to be a busy little elf. I have been working on a series of oil paintings of vintage Christmas ornaments for a gallery opening that will be held at The Studio Art Gallery in New Hope in early December. You can see...
Eclectic Collective at Building Character

Eclectic Collective at Building Character

Eclectic Collective is a brick and mortar space inside Building Character in downtown Lancaster, PA. It’s a super fun shopping complex featuring vendors selling artwork, crafts and collectibles. I share a booth with four other great artisans. (You can follow us on...
my fav colors

my fav colors

My favorite colors … I have so many oil paints that I have collected since I started painting. I love the rich buttery color. It is endlessly fun and inspiring! And I must admit that I have some that are my favorites… You really only need a warm and a cool of...
Fall is in the air!

Fall is in the air!

It’s that time of year for sweaters, pumpkin laté and gourds! Every fall I buy dried gourds and pumpkins at a local Amish farm (ever wonder what’s the difference between pumpkins and gourds?). It’s my favorite place to buy pumpkins and mums in the fall. They dry out...
Sweet Bluebird original oil painting

Sweet Bluebird original oil painting

This sweet bluebird is a commissioned piece I did for a friend to go along with a flower that I painted for her a few weeks ago. They will look great together! This handsome guy is a favorite of mine, as I have painted him many times before, but I never tire of his...