The Sanctuary of Flowers

A series of paintings celebrating love and friendship

This antique rose pitcher, promised to me years ago by my grandmother Grace, is sitting in front of me now, filled with white peonies.

How can love and memory be described? She shared a bond of beauty with me.

Within a vessel of porcelain and hand painted roses, delicate, fragrant, unfolding petals are held, and

Grace is all around.

 

 

I am dedicating this series of paintings to the memory of my beautiful grandmother Grace, who passed away peacefully on November 25th, Thanksgiving week, 2008

 

"Grandmother Grace's Rose Pitcher"

oil on canvas 20"x 20"

Giclee Print Available

"Tea Party of Love"

oil on canvas 16"x 20"

Giclee Print Available

This tea set belonged to my great grandmother Genevieve, and was passed to my grandmother Grace, and then to my mother Ann.

It now belongs to me.

I feel such gratitude for the beauty that has been given to me through the generations of women in my family.

As a little girl, my grandmother created wonderful hot chocolate tea parties for us with this tea set. It was her gift of love.

 

Here is the very first dappled shade from the leaves of two young aspen trees in my front yard garden.

The glory of spring....each little thing is so welcomed and appreciated. Imagine the wonder of cherries!

On a patch of lush green grass, surrounded by marigolds and pink painted daisies, I sit and write in my journal, bathing in warm sunlight.

A deep inhale of sweet earth, and a sigh..... relaxing again into communion with June.

 

 

 

"The Essence of June"

oil on board 16"x 20"

Giclee Print Available

 

"Beam Of Light On The Lily Pond"

oil on board 18"x 20"

Giclee Print Available

Sanctuary,

I want to sit quietly next to

this sunlit watery pond with floating radiant white and pink tipped lilies above

shimmering goldfish.

 

 

 

original art available

$1,800

I used to visit flea markets and thrift stores, searching for some wonderful pieces of lost fiesta ware and other treasure.

Over the years friends and family would give me interesting things that made them think of me, knowing I was always on the lookout for odd, colorful beauty.

I put together this still life, turning each object in my hand before placing it onto a vibrant patchwork of silk.

Each has a unique story reminding me of the giver.

All of these were gifts, found or made.

Gestures of friendship.

 

 

 

 

"Gestures of Friendship"

oil on canvas 20"x 20"

Giclee Print Available

 

 

"Nicole's Apple Orchard"

oil on board 16"x 20"

Giclee Print Available

 

 

 

Nicole used to live next to this lovely apple orchard, growing up in a Northern New Mexico river valley.

It was her play world, her magical outdoor sanctuary with little streams running through it, and endless days of freedom and imagination.

I sat in this same orchard, painting amidst purple clover and fragrant branches of spring blossoms.

 

 

 

 

,

A Summer day in Provence with golden sunflowers fresh from morning marketing. We've been swimming in the aqua pool, and now sit on the terrace looking out onto the Luberon Valley,

cicadas singing heat in the mid-day sun.

This is La Source, Fiona's place, my dear friend of thirty years.

Each moment is alive. Each moment is savored here.

 

 

 

"La Source Sunflowers"

oil on canvas 24"x 20"

Giclee Print Available

"The Garden Gate He Made For Her"

oil on canvas 20"x 20"

Giclee Print Available

 

 

 

Her garden is filled with all imaginable luscious growing things and encircled by trailing Morning Glories and towering brilliant Dahlias.

He made her a gate, a beautiful gate, to keep everything within safe.

 

 

 

 

 

These are my wedding flowers,

A vase of Stargazer lilies sitting on a white table, out in a field under a canopy of flowing silk scarves and ribbons.

A glorious day!!

 

"Wedding Stargazers"

oil on board 22"x18"

Giclee Print Available

 

Still Life Paintings

____________________________

Abundance Of Summer

18"X 22" framed oil on panel

 

 

original art

sold

Giclee print available

____________________________

Amaryllis Daydreams

18"X 22" framed oil on panel

 

 

original art sold

Giclee print available

____________________________

Welcome To The World

 

18"X 22" framed oil on panel

 

 

original art available

$1,800

Giclee print available

____________________________

Winter's Day Cafe

18"X 22" framed oil on panel

 

 

original art

sold

Giclee print available

 

____________________________

Harvest Ceremony

18"X 22" framed oil on panel

 

 

original art sold

Giclee print available

"Summer Vines Still Life"

Oil on panel 20"x16"

Giclee Print Available

 

"Winter Still life with Pomegranate & Persimmon"

Oil on panel 20"x16"

Giclee Print Available

 

"A Dance Of Garlic Flowers"

Oil on panel 20"x16"

Giclee Print Available

 

 

"Narcissus Blooming"

Oil on panel 17"x14"

Giclee Print Available

"The Lusciousness Of Peonie Petals"

Oil on canvas 20"x16"

Giclee Print Available

 

Choose Next Gallery To Visit:



Trees


French Landscapes



Southwest

New Works

Living Colors



Earth & Sky