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Shelter @ Lark & Key

I’m very pleased to be participating in another group exhibition at Lark & Key this fall. The theme is ‘Shelter’ and for me, it first conjured a recent memory of being caught in an abrupt summer storm, huddling with my family under a single umbrella, waiting for the rain to recede, anticipating a rainbow.


Shelter opens October 1 and will be on view until November 27th, 2019. Works from this show will be available to view and purchase online on September 30th.


Lark & Key
700 East Blvd, Suite 1
Charlotte, NC

ETA #26 @ Nahcotta


Nahcotta’s Enormous Tiny Art show, now in its 11th year, is a year-round exhibition both online and in the gallery, wholeheartedly devoted to showcasing wonderful, irresistible, and entirely original tiny art. The Enormous Tiny Art aim is, and always has been, to give art lovers, whether you’re just starting out or adding to an already impressive collection, the ability to acquire original, well-curated, small works of art.



The Enormous Tiny Art Show #26 opens on September 6th at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH and runs thru September 29th. All works from the show are available to view and purchase online at


110 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH

P I C N I C in Portland, ME



The 11th annual Picnic Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 with a rain date on August 4. This juried indie craft fair will be held outdoors in Lincoln Park on Congress and Franklin Streets, in Portland ME. The fair will run from 11am to 6pm. Come shop the best in handmade indie crafts and vintage goods. Admission is free to attend!

Picnic Craft Fair will feature over 120 vendors selling clothing, jewelry, prints, accessories, bags, plush, stationery, ceramics, housewares, vintage goods, and more.

Plumage @ Lark & Key

August 1 – September 27th

Plumage’ is a celebration of our feathered friends and the wealth of color and pattern Mother Nature has provided them. A bird’s plumage performs multiple functions – such as flight, protection, attraction and elaborate courtship displays. Feathers have also long been used by humans as decoration and personal adornment – symbolizing fertility, abundance, power and spiritual evolution in many cultures throughout history. Plumage’ features an enchanting array of mixed media artwork that explores birds, their beauty and charm, and the various aspects of their plumage
Works from this show will be available to view + purchase online prior to the show on July 31st

Yarmouth Clam Festival

The Yarmouth Clam Festival has been a Maine summertime tradition since 1965! This will be my first time participating in the three day Art Show under the Library Oaks. I will have a large selection of original paintings, limited-edition prints, note cards and postcards.

Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am–7 pm
Sunday 10 am–5 pm

Arts Fest Beverly

Arts Fest Beverly is next Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 10am-4pm. It is a free outdoor festival in downtown Beverly that’s fun for the whole family.

This is the first show of the season where I will have EVERYTHING with me – original paintings (I currently have @ 20 new works in my inventory), limited-edition prints (I have over 30 images available), and new note cards!

*broke @ The Thing in the Spring


I will be participating in the The Broke Arts Fair in Peterborough, NH on June 8th. The Broke Arts Fair philosophy is simple: art is for everybody. All Broke events are free to the public, and vendors commit to presenting ALL of their products for less than $50. You can expect to see a wide array of artworks and wares. We love giving people the opportunity to buy artwork directly from the fine people who made it.

Beacon Hill Art Walk

The Beacon Hill Art Walk is my first outdoor art show of the summer. It will take place on Sunday, June 2nd from noon to 6pm throughout the nooks & crannies of Beacon Hill’s North Slope. I participated last year and really enjoyed the format of this special event. Residents open up their private gardens, alleyways, and courtyards and allow artists to display and sell their artwork. It is a chance for visitors to tour the private spaces of Beacon Hill while viewing original, handmade artwork.

I will have lots of new original works with me. I’ve been working hard to build up my inventory and hope to have over twenty never-before seen paintings available (including Joie de Vivre: Bird, 8×8, oil on panel, shown above).


In addition, I will have a small selection of much older paintings from previous series that are still in need of a home. I will be offering these experiments, studies, tangents, dead ends and hidden gems at discounted prices in an effort to clean out my studio for some much needed space!

Bloom @ Lark & Key


I am very happy to be participating in another group show at Lark & Key celebrating the wonders of nature. I am obsessed with my garden and over the years have come to favor growing flowers over vegetables, due in part to having more success with the former, but mostly because I simply love flowers.

The show features new works by Katrina Berg, Elizabeth Davant, Kim Ferreira, Diane Hoeptner, Duy Huynh, Judy Klich, Eleanor Miller and Vicki Sawyer. Ceramics by Asta Bubliene, Kristin Keiffer and Jennifer Mecca. ‘Bloom’ opens June 1st at Lark & Key and runs thru July 31st.

All works from the show will be available to view + purchase online May 31st.


Lark & Key
700 East Blvd, Suite 1
Charlotte, NC

New Hampshire Chronicle

I was on TV! So exciting to have been interviewed for a segment about the Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta. The episode originally aired Wednesday, April 10th on WMUR-9.


Animalia @ Nahcotta

I am so excited to be participating in a group show celebrating and representing the animal world, titled Animalia, at Nahcotta in Portsmouth.

“Honoring and depicting the animal world, this group show features the work of Dani Ives, Jamie Winn, Alex Warnick, Kelly Vivanco, Lily Seika Jones, Kim Ferreira, Lindsay Stripling, Drew Mosley, Alex Louisa, Michelle Morin, Diana Sudyka and Chris Austin.

Expect to encounter raccoons, roosters, bumblebees, deer, elk, hares, mallards, robins, sloths, lemurs, squirrels, brown bears, and more…some of them portrayed fantastically, others with whimsy and wit, still others with a meticulous precision and extraordinary beauty.”

The show will be on view from April 5 through April 28. The opening reception for Animalia is free and open to the public and will take place at Nahcotta on Friday, April 5, from 5-7 p.m.

110 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH

Earth, Water, Sky @ Lark & Key


Earth, Water, Sky opens at Lark & Key Gallery on April 1st. I’m really enjoying the themes that the gallery has chosen for their exhibitions this year. My Joie de Vivre series began with the idea of celebrating things that bring me joy and most of the paintings took on the format of portraiture. One of my art goals this year has been to be more ambitious with my paintings, to take on more complicated compositions and create more narratives.  I will have three new paintings in this group show also featuring works by Janet Eskridge, Lesley Frenz, Duy Huynh, Carl Linstrum, Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Leigh Anna Newell. The show also includes ceramics by Julie Covington, Colleen Riley and Justin Rothshank. and runs through May 31st. All works will be available to view + purchase online beginning March 31st.

The Enormous Tiny Art Show #25

ETA #25 opens at Nahcotta on March 1st! I’ve been thinking a lot about the origin of my ‘Joie de Vivre’ series and the original inspiration.


“The Good China”, oil on panel, 10 by 8 inches, 2019


I was preparing for my first baby and in full nesting mode, creating a nursery – always an animal lover I naturally found myself gravitating toward woodland critter art, accessories and textiles. The fabric I used to make curtains featured a graphic repeating pattern of little animals having a party in the forest. This repeating pattern sparked something in me, and the party has finally come to fruition in my fantasy forest of Fontainebleau.

The Enormous Tiny Art Show #25 opens on March 1st. Works for the show will be available to view + purchase later in February prior to the opening. (I will provide a link in the not too distant future!)


110 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH

Rabbit Rabbit @ Lark & Key

February 1st – March 31st

A celebration of new beginnings, featuring rabbit themed art and ceramics.



The exhibit will also include artwork from Katrina Berg, Diane Hoeptner, Duy Huynh, Carl Linstrum,Vicki Sawyer and Mary Alayne Thomas, as well as ceramics by Kristin Keiffer, Justin Rothshank, Luba Sharapan and Paula Smith.


Lark & Key
700 East Blvd, Suite 1
Charlotte NC 28203

Forward @ Nahcotta


I am delighted to be participating in a very special show at Nahcotta this December, FORWARD, conceived in the spirit of generosity, altruism, kindness, and doing good in the world, for those we may personally know as well as those we may never meet. It’s about paying it forward, realizing that small acts, when multiplied, have the power to change the universe. As Maya Angelou has said, “What you learn, teach. What you get, give.”



FORWARD includes the work from a grouping of 11 artists selected by the gallery – Emma Ashby, Jeremy Miranda, Kozy Kitchens, Ned Roche, Amanda Blake, Amy Brnger, Dani Ives, Alison May Kiphuth, Laura Berger, Alex Warnick and myself.

For this December’s FORWARD, Nahcotta will donate 25% of the sales of each artist’s work to the the non-profit of their own choosing. I have chosen to donate to the Wildlife Conservation Network.



The opening reception for this show is Friday, December 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Nahcotta, located at 110 Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Button Factory Open Studios

I will be at the Button Factory Open Studios this year on Saturday, December 1st, from 10am-5pm. I am very thankful to my friend, Erin Moran, who invited me to share her studio space on the ground level. It’s been a few years since I’ve participated in this event and I am SO excited to be back. I will have all of my limited-edition prints, hand-painted ornaments and some note cards. In addition, I will have a few odds and ends left over from previous series over the years that I will be selling at a discount (I need the space!).


The Button Factory
855 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH

Affordable Arts Fair

I will be selling limited-edition prints, some new holiday/winter inspired note cards and an assortment of hand-painted holiday ornaments.

Art & Invention Gallery


I am thrilled to be working with a new gallery.  Art & Invention Gallery is tucked away in the Five Points area of East Nashville. It is filled to the brim with contemporary pieces from renowned local and international artists. From the humble beginnings of a simple garage space when it was known as the Garage Mahal, the gallery has since been voted one of the top three art galleries in Nashville as well as one of the top 50 shops in the Southeast by Southern Living magazine. I was invited this past August to participate in their Tomato Art Show, which is held annually in conjunction with the extraordinary Tomato Art Festival. I was delighted when they asked me to send more paintings.



Ten new paintings from my Joie de Vivre series are now available at Art & Invention, including the painting above (How to Fly a Kite, oil on panel, 10 by 8 inches). Visit my portfolio to see all ten of the new pieces in addition to other available works.


Art & Invention Gallery
1106 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN

Wildlife Conservation Network

I am so happy to have sold all of my paintings from the Enormous Tiny Art Show! I decided to donate 20% of my portion of the sales to the Wildlife Conservation Network.



My paintings provide me with an escape from the stresses of the real world. They are my happy place, where I can celebrate all of the things that make my world go’ round. However, there are so many problems that need attention and causes that need fighting for. It didn’t feel right to be painting these idyllic scenes of elephants and groundhogs and macarons while ignoring the plight of these majestic creatures. It felt so good to be able to make a sizeable donation to this wonderful organization.

The Enormous Tiny Art Show #24 @ Nahcotta

The Enormous Tiny Art Show #24 opens Friday, September 7th at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH. This is one of my favorite shows and I’m so happy to be a part of it once again! A year ago, I began my series ‘Joie de Vivre’ and exhibited those first six paintings in ETA #22. The positive enthusiasm for the work was overwhelming and I have gone on to make over 60 paintings featuring an array of anthropomorphic woodland critters against a backdrop nodding to french rococo landscapes.


For this ETA, I wanted to try something a little different, exotic and unfamiliar. Borrowing another french term, Dépaysant, this series is inspired by that feeling you have when you’re in a new place and experiencing very new things that make you feel foreign, out of sorts and strange (in a good way).



The first painting in this series was “Dépaysant: Ice Cream”. I saw a documentary recently about a giraffe who was given to Charles X by the Viceroy of Egypt in the 1800’s. The trip to Paris took 41 days – she was a spectacle in each town she passed through as the people of France had never seen such a creature. I can only imagine HER thoughts.



It’s exciting to combine my favorite woodland critters with a new cast of magnificent beasts, imagining the ways in which they’d interact if they happened upon each other in the forest of Fontainebleau.


ETA #24 opens Friday, September 7th with a reception from 5-8pm at Nahcotta in downtown Portsmouth, NH. All of the works from the show will be available to view + purchase online at I will be donating 20% of my portion of the sales from this show to the Wildlife Conservation Network.

Tomato Art Fest

I received an invite from Art & Invention Gallery in Nashville, TN to participate in their Tomato Art Show in conjunction with the annual Tomato Art Fest!




The Tomato Art Fest was founded in 2004, when Art & Invention Gallery hosted a late summer art show celebrating the tomato, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. The Tomato Art Show proved so popular that it was immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville. The Tomato Art Show is one of the highlights of the festival, and with artwork ranging from the exquisite to the hilarious, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy! Their motto is, “The Tomato…A Uniter, Not A Divider- Bringing Together Fruits & Vegetables”.



I created three new paintings for this show, in keeping with my Joie de Vivre Series, featuring the “love apple”. The Tomato Art Festival is August 10th & 11th and the Tomato Art Show is on view at Art & Invention Gallery thru the month of August.

Picnic Craft Fair

The 10th annual Picnic Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018! This juried indie craft fair will be held outdoors in Lincoln Park on Congress and Franklin Streets, in Portland ME. The fair will run from 11am to 6pm, rain or shine. Come shop the best in handmade indie crafts and vintage goods. Admission is free to attend!



I will have my own tent and will have some original works, lots of limited-edition prints and a few note card bundles! I’m excited to announce that four new prints have been added to the selection – if you can’t make it to Picnic next weekend, they are also available to view and purchase in my Etsy shop.



I have really enjoyed the art fairs that I’ve participated in this summer. I started with the Beacon Hill Art Walk in June, followed by ArtBeat in Somerville and will end with this show in Portland, ME. People have been so kind and engaging. These experiences (and working with wonderful galleries) keep  me going and fill me with gratitude.


ArtBeat 2018!


ArtBeat is July 14th in  Somerville, MA. It’s one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, and all-age activities. I will be sharing a tent with my friend and amazing artist Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer.


Please stop by if you are in the area, I will have a selection of new originals, limited-edition prints and hopefully some new greeting cards!





Audio/Visual @ Nahcotta

AUDIO/VISUAL opens at Nahcotta on June 1st. Twenty-eight artists were asked to re-imagine the cover of one of their favorite (or most meaningful) albums. The inspiration for this painting was ‘Begin to Hope’ by Regina Spektor. I’ve loved her music ever since first hearing this album when it was released in 2006. I listened to it over and over and over again. ‘Samson’ remains one of my favorite songs – sad but so very beautiful,  I often sing it to my baby girl.



The Opening Reception for Audio/Visual is Friday, June 1st, 6pm-8pm


110 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Lark & Key Gallery

I am thrilled to have new representation with a gallery that I have long admired. Co-owners Sandy Snead and Duy Huynh fill this space with an eclectic mix of contemporary art and functional craft that makes my heart sing. They have a beautiful vision and I am so honored to be working with them.

Lark & Key Gallery
128 E. Park Ave, Ste B
Charlotte, NC

Limited Edition Prints

My new etsy shop is up and running! I am now offering limited-edition prints of some of the paintings from my Joie de Vivre series. Some original paintings will also be available to view + purchase here.

The Enormous Tiny Art Show #23

I am delighted to be exhibiting again at Nahcotta in downtown Portsmouth for their (I can’t believe it) 23rd installment of this amazing show! Twice a year this show brings together an eclectic mix of work from artists near and far. I will be exhibiting 9 new works from my “Joie de Vivre” series –  inspired by simple pleasures and the exuberant enjoyment of life, what the French refer to as “joie de vivre”.



The show opens Friday, March 2nd with an opening reception from 5-8pm. All of the works from the show are available to view + purchase online prior to and during the show which runs thru March 31st.


Enormous Tiny Art Show #22

It’s been almost two years since I’ve sat at my easel. I had to put painting aside for a bit. Over the past two years I’ve been working full time in an elementary school and going to school full time in pursuit of a teaching certificate (which I received in June, yay!). I also had a baby girl in July and didn’t want to expose myself or her to the fumes.  It feels so good to paint again and the ideas have been flowing. I was delighted to be asked back to Nahcotta for their 22nd Enormous Tiny Art Show in September.


This series is inspired by simple pleasures and the exuberant enjoyment of life, what the French refer to as “ joie de vivre” (and also by my daughter’s nursery).



The show opens with a reception on Friday, September 1st, 5-8pm. All works from this show are available to view and purchase online at


110 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH

It’s a girl!

My dream of becoming a mom finally came true this summer when my husband and I welcomed a baby girl, Iris Ray. It has been a long journey getting to this beautiful place in my life. Feeling so very blessed and inspired.

Enormous Tiny Art – Fall @ Nahcotta

It’s that time of year again, the Enormous Tiny Art Show is happening at Nahcotta!

I’ve been wanting to experiment with acrylics and thought this would be the perfect opportunity. This series of paintings was directly inspired by a passage in An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter. She wintered on the mainland and describes making the journey from Portsmouth with her precious seedlings and household belongings out to Appledore Island on a small steam tug, the Pinafore.


“… a pretty sight is the little vessel when she starts out from the old brown wharves and steams away down the Piscataqua River, with her hurricane deck awave with green leaves and flowers, for all the world like a May Day procession.”



Like Ms. Thaxter, I am obsessed with my garden.



Foolish Friends: The Gardener & The Bear

During the month of February, I will be exhibiting a group of larger works (and a few small bears) from my Gardener & the Bear series at the lovely White Heron Cafe in Portsmouth.


Foolish Friends: The Gardener and the Bear, oil and acrylic on panel, 24 by 24 inches, 2013.


The Gardener and the Bear is a Persian Fable. A lonely gardener finds friendship with a bear, however, his happiness comes to an end when the gardener falls asleep and a bee lands on him and in an effort to help the gardener the bear doesn’t know his own strength and … I’ll spare you the gory details. It warns against making foolish friends. I, however, love the idea of a gardener and a bear having a friendship, like when we young and innocent and believed that a bear, or a lion or a squirrel for that matter would be an excellent choice for a best friend.


Foolish Friends: Floating, oil and acrylic on panel, 18 by 18 inches, 2013.


My interest in patterns has lead me to an obsession with all things William Morris. I’ve used his patterns exclusively in my paintings for this series, setting the scene in an organized chaotic English garden.


Foolish Friends: Sleeping, oil and acrylic on panel, 18 by 18 inches, 2013.


I am excited to be able to exhibit works from this series together in such a bright and sunny setting. They specialize in organic tea — I’m loving their Capetown Sunset herbal tea at the moment;) The show runs thru February 28th. Cheers!

Enormous Tiny Art: Winter @ Nahcotta

I am super excited to be included in the 17th Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta! I am still obsessed with William Morris Patterns and will always believe in mythic beasts…for this show, I present the forever elusive Jackalope!



The opening reception is Friday, February 6th at Nahcotta in downtown Portsmouth. All works from this show will available to view and purchase online as well here! The show runs thru March 1st.

Enormous Tiny Art: Autumn @ Nahcotta

I am thrilled to be included in Nahcotta’s 16th incarnation of the Enormous Tiny Art Show exhibitions! I created a series of squirrels and acorns featuring one of my favorite William Morris patterns…I’ve always had a soft spot for the little critters, they never seem to be able to make up their minds.




This month, EnormousTiny Art: Autumn offers up elaborate illustrations, classic portraits of exceptionally small proportions, abstract renderings, dreamy little landscapes, captivating cityscapes, petite sculptures, and much more. True to form, over 300 pieces of art from 40 artists all over the world are in this exhibition, each measuring 10″ x 10″ or smaller, making them perfect for the first-time art buyer or avid collector wanting to add more original art to their beloved collection.


The show opens on Friday between 5-8pm and all works are available online here


Bears in Provincetown

I am excited to be exhibiting some new paintings at the Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, MA. An exhibition they are calling “The Teeny Tiny Territory” opens Friday, June 20th and runs throught July 21st. The show features work by yours truly alongside three fabulous women artists — Cindy Rizza, Donna Baldassari and Carey Armstrong-Ellis, all of whom I was lucky to work with at Three Graces!


I will be exhibiting works from my new series “Foolish Friends” inspired by the fable about the Gardener and the Bear.



Bowersock Gallery is located at 373 Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass.

Sanctuary Arts: Spreading the Word

I am honored to be included in an exhibition at the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, ME featuring artists/instructors at Sanctuary Arts!

I will be exhibiting a few pieces from my new series “Foolish Friends” inspired by the fable of The Gardener and the Bear.


Sanctuary Arts is the home of a visually inspiring teaching studio, private art studios, sculpture gardens, and bronze casting foundry – all located in or on the property of a converted 1850’s New England church in Eliot, Maine. I have been offering Photoshop and WordPress classes for artists.

The opening reception is on Saturday, April 26 from 5-7 pm. The exhibition will run through June 1st with gallery hours of Thursday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5 and by appointment.

Button Factory Open Studios

Saturday, December 7 and Sunday 8, 2013
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

I specially created these ornaments for the occasion.
Happy Holidays!


*I’ll be located on the first floor outside of the studios of my friends George Beland (incredible furniture designer + maker) and Erin Moran (maker of most charming and cheerful hand-built pottery)

The Button Factory is located on Islington Street in Portsmouth, across from Plaza 800 and the Hannaford Supermarket (formerly Pic ‘n’ Pay), and a short drive from the Portsmouth Traffic Circle.

Visit the Button Factory website for more info.

Hearts & Flowers – Provincetown, MA

I am delighted to be sending works to the Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, MA for their small works show in December. The Opening Reception is December 7th from 4 to 6 PM.

I have started a new series, “Hearts and Flowers”, inspired by vintage photographs and patterns. I find myself wishing and hoping that I had been born in another decade … my vision is a romantic one, of hearts and flowers.



The Enormous Tiny Art Show

I am very excited to be exhibiting in this enormous exhibition of teeny tiny splendor! These paintings are a tiny tangent from my current series “Roman Holiday”, inspired by a recent trip to Italy. I decided to take a break from severed heads, virtuous saints and mythic beasts, to express my adoration of the classic film from which my series borrows it’s name.