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Summer is almost over?!?!!!!

Updated: Sep 19, 2022

Whew! It's hot out! Wishing everyone a shady tree and an ocean breeze!

I don’t have much in the way of deep meaningful art thoughts this time around. Just a few thank y’alls, some news, and an upcoming event schedule.

Thank you to all those who continue to support local arts even through scary economic times. You are appreciated!

Thank you to Voyage Raleigh for sharing my story! They have great articles on local creatives and entrepreneurs!

Read a little about my art journey here:

Since I last wrote I have been welcomed to the Art at 123 Gallery in Wilson, NC. The owner Andrea Horton Morton is a wonderful artist in her own right. The space is full of color and joy and reflects Andrea’s passion for art. In addition to my mixed media paintings, I am creating 3d mini paintings of the Whirligig Park exclusive for Art at 123. So far, I have sold out of the whirligig minis but I hope to have a nice selection ready for the shopping season.

123 Barnes St. W in Wilson, NC. Find the gallery on Instagram @art_at_123_gallery_

I was able to spend a good amount of time away U.P. Michigan this summer. My grandfather was a Finnish immigrant copper miner and we have been working on this late 1800’s mill home for over 10 years now. Our vacations are split between being part tourist and part DIY project contractor. The Keweenaw Peninsula has endless natural beauty, all surrounded by Lake Superior. I always come back with wonderful imaged captured in my head and camera that I am eager to paint.

"Mountain Oak" inspired by a

Brockway Mountain on the Keweenaw Peninsula, UP Michigan

This summer was also special on a personal level because my babies

are no longer babies!!!! With their recent birthdays, my daughter turned 21 and my son 18. A new chapter is upon me. Of course! they think it’s no big deal… but I feel different. I promise to look to the future with positivity. I am going to do my best to enjoy their adventures and not worry too much. I want to celebrate their accomplishments from afar without being sad they are not home. My goal is to reflect this attitude in my paintings with more light and painterly happiness.

Upcoming Summer and Fall 2022 Art Events:

The Arts at Sutherland

Saturday August 20th 10am-6pm and Sunday August 21st 12pm-5pm 13371 Wake Union Church Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587

Art, Music, Food, and Fun! Come and stroll around the beautiful property and see Sutherland’s first juried art event! I will be inside at booth #28. I plan to have my original paintings, mini sized works, handmade cards, and prints available.

Instagram @sutherlandevents

Alamance Arts – Group Show ;

Fur, Fins & Feathers

Reception at Alamance Arts Thursday September 15th 6pm-8pm

Exhibit open September 6th to October 15th. 213 S. Main St. Graham, NC 27253

I am honored to have three of my mixed media paintings accepted into this group show of talented regional artists. Alamance Arts has great solo and group shows throughout the year as well as arts programming and a spectacular Christmas Shop.

Instagram @alamancearts

Chef’s Palette Restaurant – Solo Show

Oct 27 - Nov 30 2022

3460 Ten Ten Road Cary, NC 27518

Chef’s Palette is a special restaurant with a creative flair. They have a dining room as well as a bar with both focused on service and customer experience. Chef’s Palette is a wonderful supporter of local artists by giving them a beautiful venue in which to display their art.

I will have new paintings that will be displayed for the first time at this show! I have works with food theme, landscapes, trees, and florals.

Instagram: @chefspalettecarync

Thank you!

living artfully,


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