February 12, 2019

It started with an idea in an email. It ended up as a painting. Here is the story of how my most unique and gratifying commission to date was born.

Let's start with the email. Here's a portion of it from this collector...

"I’ve been praying for God to give me a “theme”/...

January 24, 2019

"Couples Retreat"

6" x 6" oil on cradled birchwood


 As a former teacher in local, low income schools, I have a strong passion for continuing to help make an impact in the lives of children in the Charleston community.

I had the opportunity to showcase my work at Ro Sh...

November 11, 2018

Whether painting en plein air or photographing for studio references, I love being

barefoot on the beach.

"She Did"

30" x 40" oil on canvas

"Afternoon Walk"

12" x 16" oil on linen

14.75" x 18.75" framed

 This spot on Sullivans Island (here in Charleston, SC) is my favorite b...

October 2, 2018

When you live in Charleston, everyday can feel like a vacation getaway. But it's still nice to change up the scenery from time to time. I had the pleasure of traveling to Southern California and Florida this summer with my plein air gear in tow, of course. One trip was...

August 15, 2018

Yes, Picaso! I feel ya, man!

Oh what a joy it was to have had the opportunity to teach two weeks of kid art camp this summer at the Gibbes Museum of Art! 

Here are some of my favorites of children expressing in special, care-fee ways that truly only kiddos can...


Just as a fashion blogger shares her favorite rompers at the swankiest boutique in town, I'd like to share some of my favorite plein air tools. (But I promise not to make you gag by stating something like, "So here I'm wearing an XXS apron and it fits true to size." *c...

May 24, 2018

Giving a whole new meaning to this SNL throw back song...

Plein air painting on the bow of a fishing boat... looks like a breeze, huh?

Yeah more like OMG that "breeze" just sent my easel OVERBOARD!!!!!!!!!!

 Luckily Captain Peper was there to help save the day!

easel and t...

March 14, 2018

What an honor it was to be 1 of 4 local artists selected to paint a mural for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. Each artist was directed to paint an 8' x 4' mural (WOAH!) in response to a poem about a food or beverage by local poet, Derek Berry. The murals were on d...

March 12, 2018

I know it's not Sunday, but I have a message on my heart derived from a recent black and white value study so I'm just gonna take a minute and do some PREACHIN', y'all. You can call me the Priscilla Shirer of art/life analogies

I decided it was time to do a black and...

February 6, 2018

An article released by USA Today states, "A new survey released this week by the Workforce Institute at Kronos and Mucinex details an estimated 13.9 million Americans will call in sick Monday after Super Bowl LII, making it one of the biggest sick days of the year." 


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