A new development…

IMG_20140113_205050While my blog has been quiet for a few months, my studio life certainly hasn’t. In fact, our family doubled in size, I completed my first solo art show this past October at The Whitty Gallery in Hollis, NH, and as if that’s not enough to keep an art studio bursting with life and new adventures, today, I signed a contract as author-illustrator with a literary agent – the most incredible Sarah Landis (Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.)

What does this mean? It means writing will be taking center stage in my life in 2019.

Large and most medium sized publishing houses do not accept manuscript submissions from authors. Instead, your work must be submitted and represented by a literary agent. And now I have one. The best one, really, with outstanding background, and just the right energy for my projects. I. Can’t. Believe. This. Is. Happening. After years of writing contests, NaNoWriMo, critique groups, writing conferences, and countless submissions, I have my dream agent. My to-do list is exploding with revision deadlines, storyboard check marks, and author page setup. Are you ready to follow my journey into publishing? Make sure you join me on Twitter and Facebook.

Let’s get these books in print and on the book shelves.




Art Show: All the Creatures Big and Small (March 24th, 2018)


All the Creatures, Big and Small, Art Show exhibit, 2017

I’m an artist, which means I solve problems using art. And when a year ago I took a tour of Live and Let Live Farm Rescue, located in Chichester, NH, I felt compelled to help this beautiful organization. Undoubtedly, their expenses are high, and their hearts are big. So, how do you help, when all you know is how to wave paintbrushes? You organize an art show, of course!

Wild Woman Wellness Center, kindly offered their space; volunteers provided snacks for the artist reception, the community showed up, and even though snow storm tried to sabotage our plans, we still raised $1,000 to help care for the creatures, big and small.

This year, the interest from the artist community is already overwhelming. The location is secured (Wild Woman Wellness Center is welcoming us, once again!), and the buzz around the art show is in the air! You can follow this CALL TO ARTISTS on our facebook page here.

And, of course, If you are interested in participating in the art show, please download, fill out and submit the following form by March 15th. Hope to hear from you soon!

Every Creature Big and Small Artist Registration Form

Embracing Winter Watercolor

I sit and stare out the window at my snow covered yard, and can’t look away. I love the serenity of color scheme that come with cold and stormy days. This piece will likely end up in Audubon show by next week, in Auburn. Come and visit!

All the Folk Art Inspirations

Couple of years ago I went through a folk art stage. Guess what? It’s back! Amherst Village Tree Lighting (9×12) original is already sold,

But this Portsmouth Market Square is available! More to come, with Bedford, Milford, and other local towns on my list.