Cooleemee Plantation House

Cooleemee Plantation House 9x129″ x 12″ Oil on a RayMar panel

This is actually a back view the the Cooleemee Plantation House.  It was built in 1853-55 in the shape of a Greek cross.  This painting  is one of my pieces in the August “Preserving Places” exhibit at Rail Walk in Salisbury, NC.  Preserving Places is a painting show/sale of LandTrust of Central NC sites by Plein Air Carolina.  The artists are donating 40% of sales to the LandTrust of Central NC.  The exhibit is from July 31st to August 30th.  You can meet the artists on Saturday, August 9th, 3-5pm and Sunday, August 10th, 1-3pm.  Rail Walk is at 409 N. Lee in Salisbury.  We are open Thursday-Saturday, 11-4pm.  Hope to see you there.


Sweet Treat

Sweet Treat 4x6

4″ x 6″ Oil on canvas panel, framed

This small painting is available at Rail Walk’s Holiday Festival of Gifts Invitational and Small Works Exhibit.  The Festival opens Thursday, November 7th at Rail Walk in Salisbury, NC.  The Meet the Artists Reception is Saturday, November 9th, 2-4PM.   For more information go to

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Hurley in Spring

Hurley in Spring 7x5

7″ x 5″ Oil on panel

Spring is coming slow but sure this year.  Monday afternoon was beautiful.  I painted this small study after watching another artist, Harold Frontz paint a demo of water and rocks.  I was just attracted to this more colorful view of the park.

This piece is in my gallery at Rail Walk.  The WATER exhibit is up.  The reception is tomorrow night, April 5th, 6-8 PM, Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 413 N Lee, Salisbury, NC.  Hope to see you there.

River Grasses

River Grasses 36x24

36″ x 24″ Oil on a gallery wrap canvas

I spotted this grassy area along the Yadkin River when I was scouting out places for Plein Air Carolina to paint last fall.  I love the back lit grasses.

This one of the works of art included in the WATER exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery.  The reception is on Friday, April 5th, 6-8 PM, 413 N Lee, Salisbury, NC.

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Coastal Sands

Coastal Sands 24x36

24″ x 36″ Oil on gallery wrap canvas

This is Onslow Beach.  It is one of the beautiful beaches in North Carolina.  I’m looking forward to painting on the coast again later this month.

Please join the Rail Walk artists for our WATER exhibit reception on Friday, April 5th, 6-8 PM at

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 413 N Lee, Salisbury, NC.

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The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron 12x12

12″ x 12″ oil on a RayMar panel

Just completed this painting today.  I took this reference photo along the Yadkin River near Salisbury just up the river from the old bridge.  You can see this painting at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 213 N. Lee Street in Salisbury.

Please join the Rail Walk artists for our WATER exhibit reception on Friday, April 5th, 6-8 PM.

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Marsh Cloud Study

Marsh Cloud Study 8x10

8″ x 10″ on a canvas panel

I was just practicing clouds with no reference.  If you enjoy seeing water in the landscape, in still life or impressions of water in other mediums, please join the Rail Walk artists at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery for WATER.

The reception is April 5th 6-8PM at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery in Salisbury, NC.

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