Carrigan Farms Rock Quarry


11″ x 14″ Oil on panel

This is a beautiful location that is new to me.  As the sun rose it lit up the rocks jutting out in the quarry.  The painting was mostly painted on site and then finished in my studio.

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Smoky Mountains


24″ x 36″ Oil on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges

This painting was inspired by one of the beautiful overlooks in Smoky Mountain National Park.  The painting is part of Rail Walk’s 10th anniversary exhibit at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery this month.

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Hurley Park Late Summer


12″ x 9″ Oil on Panel

A plein air painting from Hurley Park in Salisbury.  It was tweaked a bit in my studio.  I find that I sometimes need to revisit a painting to adjust the values and colors to my liking.

Dauphin Island Sunset


18″ x 24″ Oil on Gallery Wrap with painted edges

Studio painting from a photo taken on the beach at Dauphin Island, Alabama.

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Barn on Stirewalt Road

Barn on Shirewalt Road 9x12

9″ x 12″ Oil on board

Plein air painting of an old barn and buildings near China Grove, NC.

By the Shore

By the Shore 6x10

6″ x 10″ Oil on board

This is another small study to fit one of my barn wood frames.

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The Sunflower Farm

The Sunflower Farm 6x10

6″ x 10″ Oil on board

The sunflowers are in bloom.  When I went to the field a storm was approaching.  So this is a small studio painting that will fit a barn wood frame that my father made.

Hydrangeas in Crystalline Pottery

Hydrangeas in Crystalline Pottery 24x20

24″ x 20″ Oil on Linen with painted edges

This is one of my favorite pieces of pottery with one of my favorite flowers.

Chandelle Farms Pond Reflections

Chandelle Farms Pond Reflections 11x14

11″ x 14″ Oil on Panel

This is my second painting for the NC Open Plein Air event in Salisbury.  I was very happy that it received an Honorable Mention.  Perhaps I should have called it “A Study in Green.”


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Gold Hill Crepes

Gold Hill Crepes 11x14

11″ x 14″ Oil on Panel

This is my Gold Hill painting for the NC Open Plein Air event last weekend.  I tweaked it a bit in my studio this week adding more splashes of color.  Gold Hill is a painter’s paradise about five minutes from my home.