2018 · Acrylic · Fauna · Paintings · people · Small Format (5-20")

The Keean Butterfly

Keean Scott Austin McElroy was a sunny spark of a boy.  He was the youngest of the McElroy family, with a big sister and two absolutely devoted parents. His dimples flashed when he was being silly, and he loved with his whole heart. He made friends with, it seems, just about everyone who saw him.… Continue reading The Keean Butterfly

2018 · Acrylic · Miniatures (under 5") · Paintings · Songbird Series · Songbirds

Songbirds

Songbirds - a grouping of four small-format acrylic paintings This small grouping of four songbirds (clockwise from top left: Carolina Wren, titmouse, black-capped chickadee and white-breasted nuthatch) was inspired by the new spring in a part of town that has a lot of beautiful songbirds singing.  I find them incredibly animated, full of life and… Continue reading Songbirds

2012 · blue · Digital Media · green · Paintings · Parrots

Pacific Parrotlets in Love

I've always been fascinated by parrotlets. Tiny little bundles of energy and fierce attitudes, they are devoted to their mate. And when they snuggle together, tucking their heads behind their wings, they form the shape of a heart. These two - mutations in green and blue - are done in digital pastels. This means it… Continue reading Pacific Parrotlets in Love

2017 · Acrylic · Birds · flowers · green · Paintings · red · Small Format (5-20")

Ruby Hummer

The light shimmers off the ruby-throated hummingbird's feathers as it energetically hovers over the lantana. The vibration of these fairy-like birds prevents us from seeing their true beauty, rendering them blurs of energy as they zoom past from one flower to the next. Their sparkling plumage is always an inspiration as it reflects not only… Continue reading Ruby Hummer

2014 · green · orange · Paintings · pink · purple · red · Small Format (5-20") · vegetables · Watercolor · yellow

Heirloom Tomatoes

The colors of vegetables always fascinate me.  Through our produce, we have the full visible spectrum of pigments, but many lie in the beta-carotene spectrum which controls the amount of red pigment.  I find them beautiful and a reminder that our natural world provides much more variety in foodstuffs than we are used to seeing… Continue reading Heirloom Tomatoes

2016 · Acrylic · Elephants · Greys · Large Format (over 20") · safari series · Small Format (5-20") · Turquoise · yellow

Eleanora

The first painting which inspired the Safari Series, which was exhibited at MAHEC in Asheville, NC in 2016. It was also on display during a one-woman show at the Western North Carolina Counseling center in 2016 and in the Westside Co-Op in trendy, artsy West Asheville during 2016 and 2017. Eleanora represents my maternal grandmother, Eleanor,… Continue reading Eleanora