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Portraits

I’ve concentrated on painting portraits this year, an interesting break from landscapes. Take a look at my Portraits page (see subheadings.) All these portraits were done from photographs, and I’d be happy to do one from your snapshot, too, but this year I’d like … Continue reading

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Mountain inspiration

A weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia was all I needed to give me new inspiration. I’ve made two new paintings and plan on doing more of the beautiful scenery there.

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Cardinal in the Sweet Gum Tree

In my new painting I wanted to try something a little different … a more intimate portrait of nature instead of my usual panorama. I don’t like to produce copies of my work, a purposeless process since no exploration is … Continue reading

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“Heron at Dawn – James River”

Finished another painting!  I still have more ideas than time, but I’m trying to keep up. ***** SOLD *****

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Inspiring scenery

Here are photos I took that illustrate the typical gardens and scenery in Tuscany. Images like this inspired the descriptions in the two following excerpts from “Immortal Venus.” Excerpt 1: The terrace is edged by a low wall on which … Continue reading

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The Watcher

I found a poem written years ago. It was based on a dream … so, does anyone have a clue what it means? The Watcher She sat, then shifted from side to side. A solemn man spread his net, pulling … Continue reading

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My First Book Fair

My debut novel, Immortal Venus, was published on September 15, 2012. My efforts to market so far have been minimal, since I work full time. But my employment will be ending in one week and I hope to give more … Continue reading

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Celebrate with a Book

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Booksigning at Caffespresso

Friday and Saturday, November 16 & 17 – from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Gaskins Place, 1127 Gaskins Road, Richmond, Virginia. Meet the author and get your signed copy of Immortal Venus.

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The monastery ruins

The ruined monastery featured in Immortal Venus, Monte Malsano, was based on actual ruins located northeast of the town of Bagno a Ripoli, near Florence, Italy. Its history as reported in Immortal Venus is pure fiction. The real ruins, a … Continue reading

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