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Flower Market

Flower Market

Flowers

Flowers

Provence

Provence

Beach Cottage

Beach

Rose Garden Day
16" x 20"
Rose Garden Hat
22" x 24"
Roses By The Sea
16" x 20"
Roses By the Sea II
22" x 28"
Rose Gardener
36" x 24"
       
Tea in the Rose Garden
22" x 28"
       
       

"More than anything I must have flowers always, always" - Monet.

Roses

The rose is the flower of love and has inspired poets, musicians, and painters for centuries. My grandmother was an avid rose gardener and one of my fondest memories as a child growing up in North Carolina was helping her gather roses. She dried the petals and made deliciously fragrant potpourri and her home always smelled of roses. I love painting roses and each time I pick up my brush to paint one I am reminded that roses are a gift to the spirit.

       
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French Flower Market
18" x 24"
Flower Shop
18" x 24"
Flower Market
22" x 28"
Lavender Stand
12" x 24"
Paris Flower Market
24 " x 30"

"Where flowers bloom so does hope" - Lady Bird Johnson.

Flower Markets

Flower markets make me smile and I cannot resist photographing and painting them. One of my favorite things to do early on Saturday mornings is to wander through rows of fresh picked flowers and produce at our local flower markets looking for the perfect painterly bouquet of flowers to take home to arrange. The sights and heady scent of the flowers in the morning sun inspire me to paint the charming market scenes in California, as well as in Paris and Provence.


       
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Sunflowers in Blue Vase
22" x 30"
Garden Day
22" x 30"
Garden Day II
22" x 28"
Pansy Garden
16" x 20"
Welcome Bluebirds
15" x 30"

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." - Lady Bird Johnson.

Flowers

Flower markets make me smile and I cannot resist photographing and painting them. One of my favorite things to do early on Saturday mornings is to wander through rows of fresh picked flowers and produce at our local flower markets looking for the perfect painterly bouquet of flowers to take home to arrange. The sights and heady scent of the flowers in the morning sun inspire me to paint the charming market scenes in California, as well as in Paris and Provence.


       
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Girl on Red Bicycle
20" x 16"

Boulangerie
22" x 28"

Sunflowers in Provence
36" x 38"
Table for Two in Provence
22" x 28"

Lavender Field
12" x 16"
     
Lavender Harvest
20" x 24"
Lavender Harvest II
20" x 24"
 
 
 
  

 
  
 
  
 
  
     

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
It’s what sunflowers do." - Helen Keller.


Provence

The Southern region of France, known as Provence, is magical and one of my favorite places to visit to photograph and paint. The hillsides and fields are carpeted with the sweet scent of lavender and every morning of the week small farmers and gardeners travel to a different village for market day. Colorful tents and market umbrellas are draped with Provencal fabric in bright blues, reds, and golds, sheltering the fresh produce and flowers the farmers bring to market. Shoppers carry brightly colored hand woven baskets (no plastic bags here) to fill with the day’s bounty. Fields of sunflowers abound and the happy faces of sunflowers follow the sun as it travels through the blue sky during the day.



       
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Summer Breezes
22" x 28"
Newport Bay Race
22" x 28"
Balboa Cottage
16" x 20"
Summer Porch
18" x 24"
Porch Garden
36 " x 36"
Relaxing By The Sea
18" x 24"
Garden By The Sea
22" x 28"
Summer Porch
18" x 24"
Tea By The Sea
18" x 24"
Tea on The Porch
24 " x 36"

   
Tea For Two
36" x 36"
Pansies By the Sea
20 " x 24"
Garden Day By The Sea
22 " x 28"
Tea By The Bay
30" x 40"
 

 

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Beach Cottage

My family spent summers at our grandparents’ beach cottage located at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The cottage was a big sprawling two-story home with wraparound porches and lots of nooks and crannies for us to explore. Geraniums and Blanket Flowers (Gaillardi) grew wild on the property and made perfect decorations for us to use on the elaborate sandcastles we built. I am now fortunate to live near the beach in California and my beach cottage paintings are reminiscent of those warm summer days in North Carolina.


       
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"Joy is not in things; it is in us" - Richard Wagner.