Merry Heartist

From the inside to the outside: Music and art start in the soul and change the world around us for the better. Since beginning my journey with pastel painting a year or so ago, I’ve discovered that moments of beauty can really be savored, emotions without words can be communicated, and childlike joy can be recaptured and shared with others. Join me on the journey!

Studio Clean-Out Sale 2019

STUDIO SHELTER ALERT: Shelter is maxed out… Artist cannot foster more paintings until these find loving homes. Adoption fees have been drastically reduced! Visit the shelter today and rescue one of these adorable paintings. House-trained, vaccinated and ready to bring love and beauty to your home. That’s just my silly way of announcing my annual…

Bitterweed Grace

Bitterweed Grace, 16X20, pastel on paper. $272 Unframed. Buy This Painting Life lessons: the bitter can end beautifully. I know it can, because just look at these flowers! They are so beautiful– and this year they are so plentiful!–and yet the are named bitterweed.Brown bitterweed. I wish for a better name for them, one more…

Virga over the Pecos

I’ve always been fascinated–and somewhat frustrated–by the phenomenon of virga. Because there could be so much MORE water if it just made it to the ground! Living in New Mexico, we saw it a lot though. Virga is when you can see that it’s raining but the rain doesn’t reach the ground. Generally it’s an…