Category Archives: Art

Painting Inspirations

Periwinkle Painting inspiration board

Periwinkle Painting inspiration board

Last February I met with potential clients at Amazing Grace Villa who had viewed my painting featured in the dining room and wanted to commission a custom artwork.  Here are a couple of inspiration boards I created for the clients to get a sense of the color direction they preferred.

Aqua Painting Inspiration Board

Aqua Painting Inspiration Board

Here is a detail of the of the work in progress.


High Point Market

high point market fall 2014

Last October I had my first High Point Market experience, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world.  Wow, what a whirlwind; a feast for the eyes and a trek for the soles!  To summarize:

Current Demographics

  • 180 Buildings
  • 11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace
  • 75,000 Attendees Each Market
  • More Than 2000 Exhibitors
  • 100+ Countries Represented
  • Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
  • Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International

American Leather

It was amazing, it was highly productive, it was inspirational, and it was overwhelming!  Here are a few highlights from my favorite showrooms.  Above American Leather, below Asian Loft

Asian Loft Barloga Studios

Above Barloga Studios, below Brownstone

Brownstone Currey & Co

Above Currey & Co, below Four Hands

Four Hands Natuzzi

Above Natuzzi, below ROWE

Rowe Surya

Above Surya, below Teracea

Teracea 2 Teracea Visual Comfort Lighting

Above Visual Comfort Lighting, below Benson-Cobb Studio

Benson-Cobb Century

Above Century, below Noir


Below Studio A Global Views.

Studio A Global Views

An Exclusive Evening of Art at the Amanyara

art amanyara

On Saturday November 9, 2013 I participated and attended a group art showing at the legendary Amanyara. The event was a fundraiser for the  ECG Youth Centre, a cause near and dear to my heart.  There were a very select few, just ten artists, chosen to exhibit works for the exclusive sold out event.  The three sculptures, two photographs, and one of the two paintings I included in the show all sold much to my joy.  I had the chance to speak with director Roxann Wake-Forbes today and she jubilantly relayed that the event fundraising goals were not only met but exceeded! Fantastic job to Courtney Miller and Roxann who spent countless hours organizing and to all of the many patrons who donated their time and skills to create such a beautiful event for such a worthy cause.  If you would like to volunteer at the contre or discover ther ways in which you can help the Youth Centre thrive please contact Roxann here.


New Neutral Abstract

Gold, Bronze, Ivory Abstract painting

Gold, Bronze, Ivory Abstract painting

I recently completed a new abstract painting inspired by my waterscape series.  I am a huge fan of neutral color palettes in my own personal decorating so I was anxious to create a similar abstract work that would look great hanging on my own walls.  I experimented with cream, taupe, bright white, and both gold and bronze metallic paints before applying the super high gloss top coats.  I would love to see this painting find a home in a contemporary beach house with lots of earthy textured sisal, woven seagrass, dark wood details, and bright white walls.

36 x 24 x 2.5"

36 x 24 x 2.5″ $950

One aspect I love with these paintings, that does not come across by photographing them unfortunately, is that they reflect so much light given the high gloss finish, as well as the metallic paints, that they look different from every angle or every hour of the day depending on what natural light may fall upon the surface.

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Gold, Bronze, Ivory Abstract Detail

Next up I hope to create a blindingly bright white and gold piece much larger than this 36×24 work.  Stay posted!

Commissioned and New Waterscape Paintings

Commissioned Waterscape Abstract Painting No.4 36″ x 50″ x 2.5″ SOLD

Last month I finalized several paintings within my Waterscape Series.  Above and below are the largest piece which was commissioned by a client overseas.  Because I use 100% plywood frames manufactured at TC Millwork, my paintings are nearly indestructible.  Plywood frames, versus canvas, allows me to layer and texture to my hearts content while I work and guarantees these beautiful artworks will endure several lifetimes for their owners.  Clients shipping abroad can be reassured their art will arrive unscathed.

Commissioned Waterscape Abstract Painting No.4 36″ x 50″ x 2.5″ SOLD

Photographing these paintings is a real challenge as the hyper glossy topcoat which is designed to give the appearance that the painting is forever immersed in water, catches light reflections from every angle.  These pieces truly must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.  The three below may be viewed at Framing Grace Gallery in the Regent Village.
Waterscape Abstract Painting No.3 18" x 30" x 2.5" $800

Waterscape Abstract Painting No.3 18″ x 30″ x 2.5″ $800

Waterscape Abstract Paintings No.5 and No. 6, 24" x 24" x 2.5" $1,000 pair, $600 individually

Waterscape Abstract Paintings No.5 and No. 6, 24″ x 24″ x 2.5″ $1,000 pair, $600 individually