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Original Paintings —

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Shadow Dancers

24'" x 32"

Shadow Dancers - Original

Oil on canvas - sold

Street musicians and swing dancers performing in the French Quarter of New Orleans, a scene near and dear to my heart, having grown up in Louisiana.  Music, dance, the festive vibe that is New Orleans.  To capture the movement of dance, the interactions of the musicians, to feel the sound that is jazz.

Print on canvas or paper

Nap Buddies

14'" x 11" unframed
16" x 19" framed

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Oil on canvas

Artist's cat sunning and napping on his favorite spot.  



Babies Breath

11'" x 17¾"

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Pastel - sold

With each breath, the magic of a young child’s imagination, he creates a sphere for the tiny fairies journey. The sunlight sparkles around the transparent dome, illuminating the enormous tree standing tall in the woods. I remember those magical moments as a child, lying under the vast live oaks, looking up and marveling the majesty

Print on paper

The Old West

20" x 30"

Shadow Dancers - Original

Oil on canvas - sold

Dust clouds rise in the distant sunset, as cowboys drive their cattle across the mesa. The old cowboy laments this way of life, wistfully watching, this side of the barbed wire, which sealed the fate of the cattle drive.
My model, an amazing 70 year old man, who still works the ranch, he is the salt of the earth.

Print on canvas or paper

The Vessel

32" x 18"

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Pastel - sold

The Vessel lays in the garden of Nottoway Plantation. My favorite destination in White Castle, La. The town is named after Nottoway across the Mississippi river from my home town of Baton Rouge, La.





Autumn Peak

11" x 14"

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Oil on canvas - sold

A day of hiking in the fall at the top of the chairlift on Sandia Peak just east of Albuquerque, NM.






Bugged

11" x 9" - framed

Shadow Dancers - Original

Pastel

Our dear Angel glares and twitches her tail as a stink bug invades her solitude.


A Stitch in Time

24" x 20"

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Oil on canvas - sold

Celebrating the memory of my mother. Staging this victorian scene with my stepdaughter and granddaughter, the mother diligently supervises her child, teaching her how to create an embroidery sampler. These wonderful moments also taught me patience and the gift of creativity.

Daydreams

20" x 18"

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Pastel - sold

#2 of the bubble series.

Never stop dreaming.