Monday, March 19, 2007

"Dreams Come True" Acrylic

"Dreams Come True" (c) 2007
Acrylic on Panel, 16"x15"
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One can't help but feel very lucky when they are around this shamrock. This painting was completed on St. Patrick's Day, which I believe gives it that extra special magic of the day. May the luck of the Irish be with you! (Ádh na nÉireannach)
Original Painting & Greeting Cards Available

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

"Reaching for the Stars" (c)2005
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, 16"x17"
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This is an example of my Celtic Art. I began creating this type of art right after college. I sat down on my drafting table one day, and this is the type of art that emerged. (I have no formal painting background. My training is through practice and trying new things from the art store.) I love creating art with the interlacing knotwork. Each piece is done free-hand, without rulers, compasses or other tools. Over the years I have experimented with other painting techniques and subjects, but I always come back to my Irish roots. Happy St. Patrick's Day! It is a very special holiday- right up there with Christmas in our family. Please visit for more examples of my Celtic Art.
Giclee Archival Prints & Greeting Cards Available.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

"Divine Love" Acrylic

"Divine Love" (c) 2007
Acrylic on Panel, 18"x32"
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This is a painting of a Lotus flower completed a few days ago for an upcoming Art Show at the Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, MN. I get a lot of requests to paint Lotus flowers since they are very healing, peaceful and spiritual. This will make a beautiful focal point for the show in the Mezzanine of the Historic Theatre.
Original Painting & Greeting Cards Available
Art Show Details:
Solo exhibit
April 3 – May 13, 2007
The Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing, MN 55066
Artist Reception Saturday, April 21, 2007
This reception is in conjunction with the performance of The Wailin’ Jennys whose musical art is also Celtic based.

"Shine" Acrylic

"Shine" (c) 2006
Acrylic on Panel, 12" x 9"
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This is a painting of a Dahlia. When shopping for plants for the garden, I fell in love with all the beautiful Dahlia's reaching for the sun. I knew that this would be the perfect flower for the upcoming "Miniature" Art Show. The requirements were that it had to be smaller than 12" square.
Greeting Cards Available

"Loves Blessing" Oil Painting

"Loves Blessing" (c) 2005
Oil on Canvas, 18"x14"
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This is one of my favorite paintings of a Peony. I love painting flowers because of their depth, multi-layers, vibrant colour, and beauty. It is also my way of capturing Spring and Summer year round because Minnesota winters are so long. You can't help but smile and feel happiness when surrounded by flowers. This painting is also available as an archival Giclee.
Giclee Archival Prints & Greeting Cards Available

Monday, March 12, 2007

Radiant Jewel, Acrylic

"Radiant Jewel" (c) 2005
Acrylic on Panel, 12"x16"
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I love painting flowers and doing Celtic Art, and I thought this would be a great way to combine the two into one piece. To see more of my Celtic Art, please visit my website:
Greeting Cards Available

Lotus Flowers, Oil Painting

"Lotus Flowers" (c) 2005
Oil on canvas, 36"x48"
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This is a painting that was commissioned by Master Chunyi Lin for the Spring Forest Qigong Healing Center in Minnesota. I felt honoured to create such a beautiful piece of art. This is the largest painting I have ever painted, and now that I have worked on such a large scale, it is hard to go back and paint as I used to (quite small).

"Birds Eye View", Acrylic

"Birds Eye View" (c) 2005
Acrylic on Panel, 14" x 18"
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This painting was created for a Garden Walk in Minnesota. I was chosen to paint in Jackie Rhein's amazing gardens. Several artists were chosen to paint in a different garden for the day, and each piece of art was auctioned off to help a local group. It was unbearably hot & humid with temperatures over 100 degrees, but it was fun to spend the day in a garden, listening to an orchestra and painting.
Greeting Cards Available


Welcome to my new blogspot. This blog is a way for me to share my adventures in Art, Stitching, how to deal with food intolerances, Qigong, etc. This is also a very nice way for me to post recent pieces of art, since I haven’t been able to offer updates on my website. I will regularly be posting new creations on my blog, and to start off, I’ll post several pieces that I have recently completed. To see more of my art, please visit Enjoy!


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