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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 […]

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Reagan Eagle

This painting was commissioned by a friend who works at FreedomWorks. She was kind enough to send me some photos of the painting in her office. It is quite an honor to have a painting in such a prestigious location, right in the heart of D.C. I hope it will inspire those who see it […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Home Folk 2015 at The Quinlan Center

Home Folk Statement 2015 Two years ago, my family and I had a dream of moving to the country and getting a farm. Well, we didn’t get the farm, but we did move to the country. Although we technically live ‘in town’, it is only just so. With a cow pasture at the end of […]

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2015 Folk to Fine Arts Festival Press

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My New Love – Junk and Salvage Art!

Actually, I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for art made of cast-off objects cobbled together by someone with an eye for design and the imagination to pull it off. I have not, previously, had the time, space or materials to work in this way. Now, we live in the country, and though my […]

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Folk to Fine Art is on it’s Way!

It’s that time of year again! The annual Folk to Fine Arts Festival in Commerce, Georgia is coming up the first weekend in March. I will be returning as a vendor with the work I have been creating under the name Libertas Americana. In addition, I will have work by several regional artists and a […]

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Conventional Art Forms as a Tool for an Unconventional Approach to Culture

Kathy Graybill has been one of the most directly inspirational artists I have met over the years. Her beautiful and complex body of work has motivated me to pursue an artistic avenue that I previously thought impractical – hand painted furniture and primitives. I have become familiar with her work over the last year, through a […]

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Take Aim at Human Trafficking

I don’t know how aware you are of the global slave trade. I have known about it through a friend for several years, but only recently got involved through my art. I have to admit, I wasn’t inspired to learn more about human trafficking and slavery – who would be? It is a horrendous crime […]