Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book Club

I belong to a book club of a different sort - in my book club, we make our own books. We get together every couple months to exchange our handwork and catch up with each other. Wine, chocolate and laughter are also swapped.

Our exchange is tonite at Casa Santini.

Being the five star procrastinator that I am, I made my books today.  


Above are my pages in progress - large sheets of paper layered on both sides with color - monoprints, doodles, splashes, drips, etc - using paint, markers, glitter pens, watercolor pencils, ink, and whatever else I could get my hands on.

The style of book I made involved one paper per book - with a creative folding technique and several carefully placed snips with a scissors and viola - a book magically appears!


And here's the magic! Finished off with blanket stitching, vintage buttons and a snippet of gold ribbon - each page is a colorful little treasure waiting to inspire deep, philosophical thoughts (or not!).

Thanks for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family,

It's A Party !!

Join us for dessert, beverages, and music, this coming Friday evening at the Orion Art Center, from 7-9pm.

It will be your final opportunity to view the nearly 50 paintings from the Painting a Dog a Day project before they move to their next destination.

Hope you can make it!

The Orion Art Center is at the southern most end of Anderson Street, nestled up along the banks of the Paint Creek, in downtown Lake Orion. More information available at 248-693-4986.


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