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"Al Fresco" - Process + Inspo

"Al Fresco" - Process + Inspo

Throughout my childhood, on a Saturday in the beginning of April my mom would declare it the opening day of the porch. We would sweep off the floor, wipe down the table, and drag a dozen Carolina blue cushions up from the basement. From the warmth of early spring, through the heavy humidity of July, to the beginning crisp of October our lives were more or less ‘Al Fresco.’ As the days get longer, we all throw open the doors and begin the ritual of sharing meals around an outdoor table. This year especially, there’s a deep yearning for laughing...

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Sketches from Colorado

Sketches from Colorado

A few sketches from a recent trip to Colorado! Usually, just a water girl, but very much enjoyed time with my Curtis in the Rocky Mountains.   

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France + Italy Series

France + Italy Series

  After our trip, I’d filled up pages of my sketchbook with scenes of Nice, Monte Carlo, Cinque Terre, and Florence. I wanted to commemorate the trip with a series based on my sketches. These are some of my favorite pieces I have ever done because I worked hard to capture the FEELING of the places we were by adjusting the style and color.    The peach sky and ocean air of Nice. Bustling with palm trees and linen clad French women.  The quirky layers of Cinque Terre, colored like a storybook.    The glow of Florence, day and night. Swirling with music, architecture...

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Film Photos from France + Italy

Film Photos from France + Italy

About five minutes before we were leaving for our trip to France and Spain, I realized I couldn’t find my camera. Instead, I packed my film camera from college. I absolutely love how these images turned out. We were in Nice, Monte Carlo, Cinque Terre, and Florence.  I like using film because there is no snapping 100 photos of one thing. You savor each shot.  Enjoy!

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Dockside: Small works on colored paper

Dockside: Small works on colored paper

Because of the FUN I had creating the large works on paper, I decided to do some small ones on colored paper. Typically, I work from a white background, and fill in color from there. It was an interesting challenge to start with a bold color and create the painting with that base.    Hope you enjoy these small pieces! They will be available April 5, at 10am EST.         

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