Erie Island Coffee - 4th Street, Cleveland, Ohio

Late last year, I discovered downtown Cleveland's Erie Island Coffee café when I met a new friend there for espresso.  Arriving early, I ordered a breakfast sandwich with my latte and cozied up into a spot midway between the entrance and bar.  Fortunately, the extra time allowed me to enjoy its diverse gallery of artwork.  I thought it would be the perfect place to exhibit my pieces.  A couple conversations and less than a week later, I was in hanging my giant dog series, a couple Yellowstone inspired paintings (Harry Buffalo and Grizzled Perfection), and three panels of my square flower series.  Since that time, I added a few other paintings (all of which are for sale and ready to walk out the door with an espresso in hand). 

If you're in downtown Cleveland, check it out.  There are other artists with fascinating pieces on display (and available for purchase).  The café is toward the middle of the Fourth Street restaurant and music scene (not far from Michael Symon's Mabel's and Lola Bistro).

Location:  2058 East Fourth Street, Cleveland, Ohio

Ritter Public Library Exhibit - Giant Dogs plus Flowers, Trees, Cacti and Jellies

Exciting news to share!  My work is on display at the Ritter Public Library in Vermilion, Ohio this August.  Come by to check out the artwork but also the many great services and events this library has to offer.  In August, there's a program where children can read to a dog named Rusty to work on their reading skills.  How cool is that!  All work is available for sale and a current price list of the art on exhibit can be found on my Shop page.

Here are some additional details:


Address:  5680 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, Ohio



Thank you Brukner!

Thank you Brukner Nature Center for hosting my art the last three months.  Your staff, Heidelberg Auditorium and nature park are wonderful, great and beautiful.  The "pop by" meet the artist and entire show were a great success!

Pop By to Meet the Artist at Brukner This Sunday 2-4PM

I'll be at Brukner Nature Center this Sunday from 2PM-4PM to wrap up the Planted art exhibit at Heidelberg Auditorium.  This is the final week of the exhibit so come by, share your favorite picture on Instagram or Facebook (and tag me) and be entered for the final drawing for a free print.  

Brukner Nature Center, Heidelberg Auditorium, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, OH

Last day of Exhibit: Sunday, December 18th

Thank you to all who have visited!


Cyber Monday Special - 10% Off Note Cards Purchased through My Website

Cyber Monday Shoppers!  Get 10% off note card packages.  I've recently added variety packages from my floral and tree series.  Each package contains 10 note cards, which includes 5 unique designs such as the ever popular Wildflowers Learning to Grow, Lazy Daisy, and Summer Sycamore.  See below for the scoop on which are included in each set.

The note cards are blank on the inside and are printed on recycled paper.  

Floral variety package includes these 5 designs (a total of 10 note cards are in the package, 2 of each design).

Floral variety package includes these 5 designs (a total of 10 note cards are in the package, 2 of each design).

Tree variety package includes these 5 designs (10 total note cards, 2 of each design).

Tree variety package includes these 5 designs (10 total note cards, 2 of each design).

New Series Announcement - Help Me Create "The Doors"!

Happy Black Friday!  The start of the Christmas season is now upon us and what better time to introduce you to Holly Jolly Home and the start of my newest series: The Doors. There are more door paintings to come and, as I create new pieces in this series, I invite you to join me in the process.  How have you decorated your door this season?  Share a pic of your door and, if I select it as inspiration, I'll send you a print and package of note cards. 

Holly Jolly Home note cards are available for purchase on my website.  

Happy Holidays!


Parks + Art = St. Andrew's Episcopal Art Show Nov 18th, 6PM-9PM

What do you see when you visit a park?  What do you feel when in the middle of nature?  Most of us have visited parks and those experiences recall a wide range of memories - fishing in the summer, leaf peeping in the fall, sledding in the winter, spotting new life in spring.  The parks themselves, have their own personality - the rugged and wild like Yellowstone, the manicured and perfect like Central Park, leafy and friendly like Cherokee Park, dry and sandy like the Sleeping Bear Dunes.  There are sounds - dogs barking in the runs, wind whipping through aspens in the mountains, birds chirping in the trees and bees buzzing in the flowers (or your lemonade), water trickling down stream or thundering to the depths below. 

Our memories track back to childhood when we were pulled away from tv, reading, video games (and you name it) and into the wilderness where we hiked, climbed and discovered, to college camping trips and retreats from the business of adult life, to getting engaged or enjoying a wedding with a beautiful view, and taking our own children or grandchildren for some fun in nature.  If we really let our minds wander, we begin to think about where our parks will be when we are gone.  This is where my pitch comes in - this is what the Olmsted Parks Conservancy does.  It creates the setting for these memories.  It's mission is "to restore, enhance and forever protect Louisville's Olmsted-designed parks."

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is hosting it's annual art fundraiser, for which a portion of the proceeds go to the Olsted Parks Conservancy for the purchase and planting of trees in Cherokee Park.  The event is Friday, November 18th from 6PM-9PM and will have a variety of artists - from oil, watercolor and acrylic painters to potters and fabric artists.  Come out to support the parks and artists!

This is my second year participating in the show and I'm excited to be sharing (and selling) my art in the community and will be bringing park-specific paintings, prints and note cards (think trees, flowers and, of course, dogs!).


Where: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2233 Woodbourne Avenue, Louisville, KY

When: Friday, November 18th 6PM-9PM

Supports: St. Andrew's Episcopal Outreach, including the Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Admission: $5 admission (plus a portion of the proceeds from anything you purchase are donated to St. Andrews/Olmsted Parks)

Here's a sample of some prints of my artwork that will be available.


Photos from Today's Meet the Artist

Thank you to all who came out today.  I enjoyed seeing you and appreciate the support.  Here are some pictures from today's Meet the Artist.  I have lots of pictures of the space and set up but am missing the most important part - the people that visited!  I am working on getting some additional photos that include people. 

Welcome to the show.

Welcome to the show.

Entry way sign. 

Entry way sign. 

The perspective trees.

The perspective trees.

A great friend of mine (and her family, not pictured) drove up for the event.

A great friend of mine (and her family, not pictured) drove up for the event.

The rectangle (and colorful) flowers.

The rectangle (and colorful) flowers.

The square (and colorful) flowers.

The square (and colorful) flowers.

Nature Painted at Brukner Nature Center this fall - Running Sept. 22 to Dec. 18

My nature-inspired oil paintings will be on exhibit at Brukner Nature Center's Heidelberg Auditorium this fall from September 22 through December 18, 2016.   Titled "Planted", the exhibit showcases several of my perspective trees and other nature-inspired paintings.  Come see the paintings and enjoy Brukner's trails, wildlife exhibit and other events as you discover and build memories this fall.  More details are below.

Opening Night - Thursday, Sept 22, 7PM with Curator of Wildlife, Becky Crow (also a high school classmate of mine!)

Meet the Artist - Sunday, Sept 25, 1PM-3PM with Artist, Megan Kishman

Location - Brukner Nature Center, Heidelberg Auditorium, 5595 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, Ohio 

Brukner's Website -

Stay tuned for special promotions and updates on the show in the weeks to come...


Meet Jack and Abe, the Start of a New Dog Series

Dogs are very close to my heart as I have had them as furry friends from childhood into adulthood.  There was a short spurt of time where we did not have a dog in the house.  Once my husband and I were the position to have pets, we adopted two puppies from the Humane Society, which have added to our happiness and filled our home with fur.  In tribute to the joyfulness of dogs, I am starting a new series and these two are the start of it.  I am still deciding on what to do with the backgrounds - keep it or leave it?  Most feedback I've received is that the raw or lightly washed canvas looks great.

Wedding Cupcake Commission Takes the Cake - the Most Delicious Painting So Far

Hopefully, you love puns as I do.  Beautiful and delicious, this wedding cupcake painting was commissioned by two dear friends of our as a momento of their wedding last fall.  Speaking from experience, I enjoyed all four of the cupcake flavors but the raspberry-filled (those decorated with light pink, dark purple and white rosebuds) were my absolute favorite.  The wedding was beautiful and these cupcakes are just one of the gorgeous details of the wedding.  Congratulations again Mike and Jen and thank you for commissioning a painting of mine for your home!  It was truly an honor to create a piece of art for you.  Painted with oils on 12"x12" gallery wrapped canvas.

Dream Away Trees Completed

Dream Away Trees is the latest completed painting in my tree series.  The inspiration comes from a trip to visit a friend in Indiana this past winter.  Her family home is on a lake with these beautiful, bare branched trees keeping it company.  Looking up, seeing many trees in my view, brought my spirit into a peaceful place.  Painted on 22"x28" gallery wrapped canvas with oils.

Flea Off Market Bound Saturday, July 2nd

My booth at the Flea Off Market this Saturday will focus on my tree and flower painting series, including pieces from my art squared flower series.  These originals are presented (and available for sale) on reclaimed fencing from Louisville, Kentucky.  Come by my booth from 11AM-6PM this Saturday, July 2nd, to check them out.  

Flea Off Market location  -1007 East Market, Louisville, KY 


Everyday Evergreen Exhibited at Woman's Club of Louisville Annual Art Show through March 23rd

The Woman's Club of Louisville is hosting an art show featuring local artists from Wednesday, March 16th through Wednesday, March 23rd.  I entered Everyday Evergreen in this year's show and it's displayed in the main hallway near the auditorium entrance.  It runs a full week (closed on Sunday) and is open to the public during the hours listed below.

Last night, I attended the artist reception to have a sneak peak of the art and was amazed by the work of artists living in the area.  In addition to the artwork, the Club is beautiful itself and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

Here's a link to more on the art show (

Wednesday, March 16, 2015 From 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Artist’s Reception March 16, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 17, 18 AND 19, 2016
from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 2016, Closed
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 21, 22, AND 23, 2016
from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 P.M.
Admission is free and open to the public during Gallery hours

Tree Perspective Paintings Showcased on LVAA's Artbella Daily

The tree perspective trees which I have been working on over the past year made it on Louisville Visual Art Association's Artebella Daily program, which was posted December 24th.  LVAA has helped me make connections and develop as an artist.  Thank you LVAA!

A link to the article is at


My Art to be at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Art Show Friday, November 20th

If you are looking for something to do in Louisville this Friday night, stop by the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for its art show to see work by area artists.  I will have several original pieces on display and for sale as well as select prints and note cards.  The event runs from 6PM-10PM and a portion of the sales proceeds benefit the "Save Our Center" campaign for the Douglass Community Center and outreach programs for St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.  Additional details are below.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

2233 Woodburne Avenue 

$5 Donation at the Door

Hors d'oeurves & refreshments

Friday, November 20, 2015

"Grizzled Perfection" will be there along with his friends "Harry Buffalo" and "Mr. Buffalo".

"Grizzled Perfection" will be there along with his friends "Harry Buffalo" and "Mr. Buffalo".


Flea Off Market Bound this weekend

My art is headed to Louisville's November Flea Off Market Saturday, November 7th.  Come check out original paintings and more at my tent from 11AM-6PM.  This is an outdoor event at 1007 East Jefferson Street (NuLu area).

Do These Frames Look Good on Me? (and more at Hoffman Art Show)

Wildflowers Learning to Grow won an honorable mention (it was in the top 10 of over 100 pieces of art) at the Hoffman United Methodist Church's art show this past weekend.  I attended Saturday and was happy to catch up many familiar faces and see, for the first time, the beautiful frames my dad made for Jay Road Barn and Mr. Buffalo.  The frames are amazing and have a great stories.  The wood was salvaged from old barns so my dad spent some time planning the best cuts to make the frames.  Nails are left in portions of the distressed wood and, for the red frame, he pulled out several tacks from where the farmer had kept notes from long ago.  They turned out beautifully and really complement the paintings.