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.

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

Friday, September 13, 2013

Can you believe that after all the abuse I doled out, my students were kind enough to take me cowboy boot shopping? How lucky I am. 
Dear Students,
It never fails, the night before a workshop, I am plagued with doubt and question whether I can share a single morsel of useful info. I dread having to push all of you out of your comfort zones. I'm terrified someone will curl up in a corner in the fetal position much like I did at one of my first intensive classes. I'm even more frightened of being asked a question I can't answer. Or a student walking out and never coming back.
So thank you for stroking my ego. You said I taught some rather key ideas, there was a little balking but no tears (at least not in the classroom), and I think I did a pretty good job fielding questions. And I didn't lose a single person (at least not physically).
And for all you said you were going home to practice and continue studying, let me tell you that I am taking home ten times that. Your responses will guide in refining workshop content, seemingly random suggestions will steer future paintings, and new friendships will fuel a shared passion for making art.
Springfield MO, thanks for sharing your drawls, your laughter, your sunsets  - and your boots. Can't forget those boots!!
Love you ladies!!
PS  Pictures of our workshop are over on Facebook. Come have a peek. And let me know if you want to host something similar in your neck of the woods, because I'm booking 2014 now.

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