Head Light

Head Light • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I love this vantage of the Portland Head Light.  I often pull up here on my bicycle.  The Head Light is such a Maine icon and there are so many angles to explore this  landmark from that it just never gets old.  Let’s all be like the Head Light:  stand tall & shine your light.


The Fonz • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD 

This is our sweet lil Fonzi, also known as Arthur Fonzarelli, the Fonz, Chubby Cakes, or just plain Chubby.  🙂  He’s just a great kitty & today he is having an ear polyp removed. We are thinking about him & sending good mojo his way.

And in his honor, I am offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL pet portraits placed between now & Feb 5th–just order from the local drop link.  And if you are already local, I will give you 6 daily painting notecards with your order.

Also offering a special price of $650 for a 30×40 pet portrait (include up to 5 pets, providing photos are adequate)–$25 shipping in US only.   This is a $325 savings & the offer is only good through the 5th.

Local pick-up order  •  to Ship order

Categorized as pets, SOLD

Artie & Art Opening TONIGHT!

Artie • 10×10 • oil on canvas • SOLD

Isn’t Artie Cute?  And I’ve met him in person & he is a real sweetheart.  WOOF!


If you are around tonight, I’d love to have you drop by my opening between 5:30 & 8:30 at Ocean & D in South Portland.  It’s the sweetest shop!

DAILY Paintings at Ocean & D Studio & Shop through February!

Go grab a cup of coffee at CIA or a drink at Foulmouthed Brewery & then check out the show & adorable shop!  Hours are Wed-Sat 10-5.


Categorized as pets, SOLD

Clementine Cheer

Clementine Cheer • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

Take a bite!  These clementines smell great & taste even better.  Yummmm!  And they are so pretty.  I just love the color orange.  🙂

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Carver’s Harbor Sunrise

Carver’s Harbor Sunrise • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I was staring longingly at a picture of this sunrise that I took while visiting Vinalhaven in October & decided to paint it.  The sleet & ice are falling here & a little sunshine, even in the form of a painting, never hurts!


Feeling Fruity

Feeling Fruity • 5×5 • oil on canvas •  SOLD

It’s gray out & they are calling for a storm, so I thought I’d turn to my fruit bowl for some inspiration today.  Fruit is so bright & happy, not to mention delicious.  🙂 Cheers to some tropical smoothies!

Morning Snow on Monument

Morning Snow on Monument • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

Walking the dogs around the neighborhood in a fresh snow is one of my favorite things.  It’s just so quiet & peaceful out.  I was out early the other day & couldn’t resist this scene from Monument street.  So pretty!

Maine Coast Magic

Maine Coast Magic • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD 

This painting pretty much sums up the magic of the Maine Coast … the islands, the rocky ledges, the pine trees, the ocean … can’t you smell it?  I had intended to do a snowscape today, as we had a gorgeous snowfall yesterday, but the morning got away from me.  Sometimes that happens–Maybe tomorrow!  🙂

Crescent Moon Over the Cemetery

Crescent Moon Over the Cemetery • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD 

The Eastern Cemetery on Portland’s East End is a special place.  It’s filled with history, beautiful stones, trees & views.  Here’s a painting of the cemetery under a crescent moon.  And the cool thing is that this painting is pictured in the February issue of Harper’s Magazine on the New Books page.  🙂  Such an honor!

Peaceful Snowfall

Peaceful Snowfall • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I was just looking for a peaceful scene to paint & although it is sunny & bright out today, the tranquility of a soft snowfall in Deering Oaks Park called to me.

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” – Martin Luther King Jr.