I Hold On

This small painting is the first in a series designed to illustrate and iconify the Liberty Bell. I am currently developing a group of non-political work to promote patriotism and American pride. This painting incorporates lyrics from the Dierks Bentley song, I Hold On. View more of my patriotic art on my Libertas Americana page. Frances […]

Tavern Bell

Liberty Bell Tavern Sign

This primitive piece was created on salvaged wood. The style is very minimal, in order to allow the interesting patina of the wood to show through the painting. The Liberty Bell is an icon I am developing as part of my work at Libertas Americana, designed to illustrate patriotism and American pride. Frances Byrd is […]

Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs

  This drawing is in response to the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act. What a lovely title. It almost makes you feel like they’ve done something to make politicians less corrupt. What they’ve really done is tell you who you can support and how much you can give them. Don’t be fooled by the tripe […]


How do we #TakeBackOurCulture?

  Controlling the narrative is vital to influencing our culture, but what does this mean? Does it mean wresting the culture from the progressives’ cold, dead hands and never allowing open discussion again? No, it does not. It means demanding, fighting for, and creating an environment where everyone has the opportunity to express their views […]

Obama vs Liberty #1

Let’s Talk Solutions

I recently read an article shared with me by a friend about the transition of the office of President to that of pop-culture celebrity. Please read the article first, so you can fully understand my response below. Let’s Talk Solutions Time and time again, I read articles about the problem with culture and politics; with […]


Art for Liberty: In Defense of Human Rights

*Detail photo of the painting I am currently working on for my donation to the 2015 Family Outdoor Expo* **The images below are my donations to the 2014 event** Stand Up and Be Counted Among the Just 12 x 12″, acrylic on wood panel, 2014     A Moral Outrage 12 x 12″, acrylic on […]


Sometimes, it’s disappointing when you get accepted to a show.

I’m not complaining, but I am a little dumb-founded. First, the good news – I was accepted to the Pen Women show coming up in August. The confusing part – the piece they chose. I submitted a sculpture and two paintings. They chose the sculpture; the least complex and challenging of the artwork. It just […]


Lifted Up On Golden Wings

This is the working title for the painting I am working on to auction at the Family Outdoor Expo, to benefit victims of human trafficking in Georgia. Some times, the title of a painting changes before it is completed; some times not.  Lifted Up On Golden Wings The painting is 40″ x 60″, acrylic on […]

Stand Up

Horses, Patriotism and Art Therapy

***The featured image for this post is one of the paintings I donated in 2014 to help raise money for Take Aim At Human Trafficking.*** Five short years ago, I partnered with a wonderful woman in Pennsylvania to host an event to promote patriotism in the arts. Because I live in Georgia, this event did […]


My Mission to #TakeBackOurCulture

I didn’t realize it at the time, but over a decade ago, I was laying the foundation for a movement to #TakeBackOurCulture. For years, I had been struggling with the desire to create art that would sell and painting things that I found inspiring or meaningful. My passion and inspiration took me in the direction […]