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My goal as an artist is to produce unique works of beauty and quality with, maybe, a bit of whimsy. 

Here are some samples of my artwork. Click the images for a closer look.

Illuminated Bible Verse, Joshua 1:9

Illuminated Bible Verses

I design illuminated Bible verses and paint them by hand or on the computer. I research and choose decorative elements that support the meaning in the verse. Joshua 1:9 is one of my favorite verses. To decorate the illuminated B in this verse I chose the chrysanthemum (hope in dark times,) dogwood blossom (endurance,) wisteria (obedience,) hearts (moral courage,) and ivy (fidelity.)

 If you are interested in commissioning an illuminated Bible verse, please contact me.

Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning

Water color, 6 x 8 inches.

We always have a container of spruce branches outside our door during the holidays that we decorate with red globe ornaments. We also have a lot of cardinals visiting our yard to sample the sunflower seeds we put out for the birds and squirrels. I decided to put the two together in an image that includes the pinkish glow I see in the sky when I step out to get the morning paper.


Mare and Foal

Mare and Foal

Graphite on paper, 11x 14 inches.

I thought these two looked lovely together so I put them on paper. I love working in graphite, putting layer upon layer until depth and richness develop.

Read to Me

Read to Me

Pen and ink, 10.5 x 13.5 inches.

Read to Me started as a value study for a mural. I was going to keep it very simple, quickly indicating where the lights and darks should be. As I started working, however, I became more involved in working it into a complete drawing using a stippling technique. I still haven't finished the mural, but I really like how this drawing turned out.

The Bear, Pastel, 18 x 24 inches

The Bear

Pastel, 18 x 24 inches

My sister gave her husband a book on bears. He couldn't quite figure out why, but I decided that my sister had a secret love of bears and thought it would, of course, be a wonderful gift for anyone. I created this portrait of a bear for her as a surprise. It's hanging in their cabin.