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Wild Field of Flowers

I came home from Vermont and Maine really inspired to paint! The growing season is short and intense there. Wildflowers stood on the sides of roads. Practically every house  had a charming garden bursting with colorful blooms. We visited several organic farms, one operated on the honor system. We chose our  fresh picked corn, tomatoes […]

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Teaching my Technique

Last week I taught a class at the Thomasville Center for the Arts.  I had 15 students eager to learn, some were professional artists, some budding artists. We had two hours to paint four layers (modifying my process) using a variety of materials, brushes, palette knives on an 16×20 wood panel.  We had the hairdryers […]

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Summer Art Camp

We live in an outstanding community named the Miccosukee Land Cooperative, known as the Co-op. Besides close friendships and potluck dinners, we share a community center, an outdoor stage, a playground, a pool, a basketball court, and nature trails and boardwalks. This summer we offered a summer art camp that I was proud to be […]

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First Friday at Cypress! on April 4th, 2014

FIRST FRIDAY Featuring Anne Hempel On Friday, April 4th, we will be featuring artist Anne Hempel. A graduate of Florida State and resident Tallahassean, Anne “specializes in nature-inspired, acrylic paintings on wood panels”.The evening will include our regular Happy Hour specials, live music and a meet and greet with Anne. We are honored to showcase […]

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BIRDS, BREWS & BLUEGRASS, APRIL 7, 2014

Network with Audubon board members, staff and supporters and hear an update on the legislative session. Hear the sounds of bluegrass band Midnight Rain, and enjoy appetizers, beer and wine. (Cash bar available.) Minimum recommended donation of $25 Cypress Restaurant 320 East Tennessee Street Tallahassee, Florida Special thanks to the Cypress Restaurant for hosting this […]

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Spring Field

This painting, Spring Field, 36×36″ sold for $900.  It is acrylic on wood paneling like all my work. My husband, Todd, who is a biologist (a.k.a. bug guy) builds all my frames.  I painted it on the porch of my studio. I have a babysitter that comes twice a week to play with my 15 […]

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April 19-20, 2014 LeMoyne Art Festival

This is my fourth year participating in the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival! Come out on Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, 2014 10am-5pm Downtown chain of parks in Tallahassee, Florida.

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April 1-June 30, 2014 Bird Series at Cypress Restaurant

April 1-June 30, 2014 I will have paintings featuring birds at the Cypress Restaurant, 320 East Tennessee Street, for sale. I’m donating 10% of proceeds from sales to Audubon Florida.  Please check it out! Call 850-284-5368 for inquiries.

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Abstracts

I enjoy experimenting with texture and technique so much that the subject matter becomes less important to me than the exploration.  I may begin with a general idea of what I’d like the painting to look like in the end but often times I’m figuring it out as I work.  This is what I call […]

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Poppies Now and Poppies Then…

Once again I am drawn to paint a red poppy field. My style is evolving. It looks looser than before when I compare my first field of red poppies below from 2009. I still use the same technique, and love it, but I make my blooms fuller and varying in size now, I apply more […]

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