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May 4, 2016

Twins Have arrived!!

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Meet Abbott and Emeline, the newest members of our family! They are around 6 weeks old now. Tianna and the Twins are all happy and healthy and growing at a steady pace, about 8 lbs now. We are so very blessed with everything, except possibly more sleep…

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Jul 7, 2013

Sewanee Workshop!

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I think everyone had a great time at the workshop in Sewanee last weekend! We were blessed with good weather. The rain held off until around 3:30pm on Sunday and we were all pretty worn out by that time anyway. I want to thank Barb Allen, one of my wonderful…

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Apr 4, 2013

New Abstract Paintings

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Over the past year I’ve begun exploring abstract and non-representational painting. I have to admit I was a bit hesitant at first. It began as an expressive outlet and a form of therapy, but then I started seeing my representational work have more…

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Apr 4, 2013

A Month in Charleston

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I’m getting excited preparing to spend almost a month in Charleston. I’ll be heading out from Chattanooga on April 15th and returning to Tennessee by May 10 to do a demo at the Knoxville Museum of Art’s annual Plein air event….…

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Feb 27, 2012

Booth Museum Demo and Members Lounge

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I was recently honored to be asked by Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins to demo at the Booth Western Art Museum for their monthly Art for Lunch event. This was quite a challenge since I only had an hour to complete the painting while I talked with…

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Sep 15, 2011

Passing of Gordon Wetmore

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While I was away on my recent travels I was saddened to receive a call one morning that Gordon Wetmore had passed away the night before. It was comforting to be out painting in a beautiful place when I heard the bad news. So as I struggled to finish the…

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Jul 13, 2011

New Studio

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I’m excited to tell you that I’ve just moving into a new studio in Chattanooga at corner of Williams and 14th Street. I moved in July 1, less than two weeks ago, so I’m still getting settled in. It’s the first time in quite a while…

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Oct 5, 2010

Pics from Monhegan and Pemaquid Maine

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Painting in Maine is always an incredible experience and this year was no exception, but after being on the road for a month I was ready to return to Tennessee. Some of the paintings I completed are on the Paintings page of the website and here are some…

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Aug 2, 2010

Painting Demo-Warrens Point Morning

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This is a short painting demo with a few step-by-step photos, revealing a brief look a the progression of what goes into developing and completing a painting. This is one of the many photos I took as a reference as I was doing the 6x8 field study below.…

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Aug 2, 2010

Another September in Maine

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I’m starting to plan and get excited about my yearly trip to Maine. I had meant to go to Monhegan this past winter but unfortunately never made it since I was preparing for my move back to Tennessee. One of the reasons I’m glad I moved back…

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Jun 1, 2010

Picasso Quote

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“All Children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” - Pablo Picasso

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Jun 1, 2010

Back from Apalach

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I just returned from America’s great Plein Air Paint-out in Apalachicola. It was a teriffic week….seafood was incredible! It was great just catching up with friends I haven’t seen in a few years and making many new friends. And it just…

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Jun 1, 2010

Sewanee Workshop Photos

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The workshop at Sewanee last weekend was a success! I think everyone had a great time. Thanks to everyone who attended. Here are a few photos from the weekend.

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May 30, 2010

Monthly One Day Saturday Plein Air Workshops

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Since many of us are unable to get off work to study on weekdays or may be seeking less expensive workshop options, I have been kicking around the idea of having a workshop one Saturday each month, which will give you the option to just take one intense…

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May 4, 2010

color study

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Color - It seems that there are endless possibilities. Maybe that’s a good reason to keep it simple. But I guess everyone has a different opinion on how many is enough. Some say 3 primary, some 3 plus a few grays, others say 6 with a warm and cool…

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