Happy Father’s Day

This year, my dad made the decision to sponsor a class of boys in India after we lost the girl we’ve sponsored for years. Here they are! From the only photo we have of them- Happy Father’s Day from ALL of your kids!

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Dad taught me about The Birds, The Bees, and The Apple Trees!

“Stop and smell the roses” is a often-used, often-ignored saying. This series was brought about by my Dad’s birthday- an extraordinary farmer who always had a lesson for his two girls. He would take us out into the orchard as children to show us a robin’s nest in a tree, show us the swarms of honey bees taking care of business for the spring, and of course- the apples! Thanks Dad for all the lessons, and teaching us to stop and look at the little things in life. Hope these look great in your office!

Oil- The Birds, The Bees, and The Apple Trees

Oil- The Birds, The Bees, and The Apple Trees

Oil- The Birds, The Bees, and The Apple Trees

Oil- The Birds, The Bees, and The Apple Trees

Oil- The Birds, The Bees, and The Apple Trees

Oil- The Birds, The Bees, and The Apple Trees

Together Again- A special family portrait.

This portrait was commissioned by my mother. Her family is spread out and its a rare occasion that the siblings see each other- especially all at once. While attending a wedding, they had their first photo taken all together with their mom, my grandma. No one knows when a reunion like this will happen again, so she had me do a watercolor painting to capture them all. I referenced 4 photos for this and even then had to pull from other images for detail. Each sibling has a print of the final piece, and Grandma received the original as a gift. It meant a lot to me to meet and get to know some of the family I’ve never spent time with through painting them. Thank you Grandma for passing down the “Painter” gene!

Watercolor, Together Again

Watercolor, Together Again