My Artwork

I’ve always enjoyed drawing, painting, needlework, crafts, and other artistic and creative things. I took art classes through middle school and high school, and majored in Studio Art in college.

One of my favorite “art” days was in the early 1980s. I’d always wanted to paint by the ocean, and I finally had the opportunity to do that while on vacation in Maine. I hadn’t taken an easel or big canvases with me, so I was painting seascapes on little ceramic tiles. To my total surprise, people stopped to watch me paint, asked if they could buy these miniatures, and bought them as quickly as I could paint them!

I often have art supplies with me when I’m camping. It’s funny to think that these pictures were taken close to 50 years apart!

I’ve always worked in a variety of media–and this served me well in my career as a high school art teacher–but my personal favorite art materials are simple mechanical pencils, pastels & colored pencils, and acrylic paint.

Most of the art I’ve done as an adult has been commissioned work–or projects I’ve had to figure out prior to introducing them to my students! But as someone with a multitude of diverse interests, I can’t really say that I would necessarily draw or paint when I could sew or crochet or do genealogy research. I enjoy so many things, and there’s always something new to learn.


Acrylic Painting – (STILL) In Progress….
Watercolor & Colored Pencils
“Monroe & Leon” – Pastels & Colored Pencils
Pencil & White Ink
“Ring Dancer” – Oil
Mural for Peachtree Little League 1997 – Acrylic on Plywood
“Miller’s Mill” – Ink
Pastel & Colored Pencils
Pastel & Colored Pencils
“Snowy Farm” – Acrylic
Three Generations of Huskies – Pastels & Colored Pencils
“Florida 1959” – Oil


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse – Buxton, North Carolina
Nubble Lighthouse – York, Maine
Portland Head Light – Portland, Maine


Hand-Built Yarn Bowl
Hand-Built Mug
Double Pinch Pot Cat


Custom Spare Tire Covers
Baby Quilt
Boys Shorts
Assorted Pencil Pouches