I was invited by the Lake Area Arts Group in Mercer County to be the first artist to start their 
traveling artist exhibit tours through the libraries of Mercer County.

Once a month a different local artist is featured in the display cases at each of the libraries in the county.The LAAG is a brand new arts group that is supporting creativity and a love for the arts in Mercer County, Ohio.

The earth without art is just "eh"!   Thank You Lake Area Arts Group!


Best of Show

Marbled Sky       30x30"       Collage on Canvas

Straw Field in July          18x24"          Collage on Canvas

St. Joe Corner          12x12"       Collage on Canvas

These three paintings were chosen for the juried 25th Annual St. Marys Artfest in St. Marys, Ohio this past week.  The top painting "Marbled Sky" won the Best of Show award sponsored by Don Glaser.
It is always inspiring to get together with other artists and enjoy the annual show! 


Art for a wedding

Happy Trails        14x18     Collage on Canvas
 I created this painting for my nephew Scott and his new wife Kathy for a wedding gift.
In deciding what to create for them, I asked Scott for some photos of places they have been or someplace special to them. Scott sent me a photo from one of their many hiking trips and I used it as inspiration for their wedding gift.
All the best to the happy couple!

the beginning...a light layer of brushstrokes...then
add lots of paper!


Healing Arts

Peach Sky    24x36"  Collage on Canvas

Summer Ends   30x30"   Collage on Canvas
These two paintings were selected to be displayed in the 2014 Healing Arts Exhibit at McCullough-Hyde Hospital until March 2015.

"A varied and beautiful juried show of 67 original works of art themed around "healing" is displayed throughout the hospital for a year.  Representing the vision of artists within a 100-mile radius of Oxford, the art work is for sale to anyone, but will remain on display until the current show is replaced by a new annual exhibit in April of each year."

It is an honor to be included in the exhibit!


My Easter Cards for Current 2014

These are some new designs I created for Current for Easter 2014...sweet bunnies and classic watercolor florals.

Let's skip emailing, facebooking, texting and calling on Easter (well, you probably should still call your Mom) and...

It'll be just like 1980!

I love creating and sending greeting cards so I for one will be mailing these babies out!

To order some for yourself check out the Current catalog online:


New Illustration In Click Magazine

When I was a kid my sister and I would always make fortune tellers with choices like "You will be a millionaire" or "(insert neighbor boy's name from the bus) is in love with you"!

This new illustration for February 2014 Click Magazine is a story starter that uses a fortune teller. It lets a child come up with a place, character and object to create a story around.

I still think you could insert the name of your favorite neighbor boy in your story!


Imagination can get you through winter....

I created this collage painting for a talented golfer who made a hole-in-one at hole #5 at the Mercer County Elks golf course. A great memory of what she calls "the prettiest spot at the Elks" I'd have to agree although on the day I took pictures it was snowy and cold!!

I had to remember how beautiful summer in Ohio can be and "green" up the landscape in the photo. I created the collage below...given as a Christmas gift by a sweet daughter to her golfing mother.

All together now..."think Spring"!!


Farm Sweet Farm

Around Christmas every year I start to feel a little bit like Santa Claus, working on commissions that are going to be given as gifts and then making sure I do not spoil the surprise with a phone call or email to the wrong person.
This beautiful location in St. Henry, Ohio has new barns, tons of charm, and would make anyone want to be a farmer...or at least have a beautiful garden!