SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 Heelside Farms and I are teaming up with Art ala Carte, a unique
collaboration inspired by the love of color and fiber. Heelside’s newest line of exclusively dyed yarns
and hand-carded batts puts the vibrant palette of my paintings at your fingertips. Knitters, spinners,
crocheters, felters and weavers will delight in creating their own works of art.
With Art ala Carte, you’ll select one or more of my works and pair that with coordinating yarns and/or
batts. Think bold gold, bedazzled blue, café au lait, fresh lime and other colors to create one-of-a-kind
handspun yarn, a lovely shawl, cushy socks, an heirloom afghan.
Home to a spinner’s flock since 2002, Heelside Farms offers a wonderful variety of fiber goodies
from their Border Leicester, Finn, Icelandic and Cormo sheep. You’ll fall in love with blends of their wool
combined with mohair, alpaca, angora and silk. Heelside offers a complete range of fleeces and locks,
spinning fiber and yarns, in natural as well as hand-dyed colors, for all your fiber needs.
Art ala Carte will be available for a limited time, beginning Sunday, September 28 at Rising Meadow’s
Farm Fest. Be sure to get yours!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 Here's a look inside my studio and some paintings I'm working
on. You'll notice I'm adding to the flock!
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Heelside Farms and I are pleased to announce
Art ala Carte, a unique collaboration inspired by the love of color and fiber. Follow
the link to Heelside's website for a sneak peek!
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 My time as Artistic Expressions' Artist of the Month
was a pleasure. Thank you for supporting the arts!
AUGUST 17, 2014 Thanks, everyone, for the great turnout at my reception last weekend
at Artistic Expressions. We had an awesome time, looking at art, talking about art and
connecting with others. I enjoyed seeing family, friends, neighbors, fellow artists and many
new faces. Thanks also to my darling wife for the sweet and savory treats and to Sloan
Mountain Vineyards and Winery for the delicious wines. We'll have to do it again!
My paintings will be featured by Artistic Expressions through the month of August. And I'll be
at the gallery on August 30, from 10 am to 4 pm. Hope you'll stop in to visit.
AUGUST 1, 2014 Throughout August, I will be the Artist of the Month at Artistic Expressions
in my hometown, Fuquay Varina, NC. My work is featured in the gallery's front window as well as
being displayed inside. I'm excited to offer new paintings and prints. I hope you'll like them.
I invite you to join me from 6 to 9pm on Friday, August 8 for a reception celebrating art with wine,
cheese, fellow artists and engaging conversation. Great wines will be provided by Sloan Mountain
Vineyards and Winery of Sanford, NC.
ETA: Made the Southwest Wake News, print and online!
Hope to see you at the gallery!
MAY 13, 2014 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival wowed us. My wife and I toured vendor barns, sheep barns and
outside vendor areas and met so many talented, generous and friendly people. Something or someone amazed us at
every turn. I appreciate having been a small part of it.
The purchase of Festival merchandise helps to ensure future events. Thank you for showing your support in this way.
And special thanks to everyone who asked to have their items signed. I enjoyed talking with each of you.
APRIL 6, 2014 Carolina FiberFest was a blast! With everything to please
spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers and more, the festival celebrated its
eighth year of fibery goodness. I enjoyed catching up with longtime friends
and meeting new folks. The ladies in the photo traveled together to the event,
and they each purchased a B-ewe-tiful Family print to hang in their fiber arts
workrooms. Thank you, and thanks also to Heelside Farms for sharing its
booth with me.
March 14, 2014 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival rolled out its 2014 art,
featuring my painting You Want It, We Got It, Come Get It. This will be printed
on the catalog cover, t-shirts, mugs, bags, stationery, posters and more!
month. The painting is for my wife, in memory of him.
Love your dogs,
FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! The above painting
Yin and Yang features our family's whippets, Maisy and Isobel. It's a valentine to
my wife, who took the photo. People frequently ask how we get them to pose
for the camera. The answer is that we have nothing to do with it; they are the
Have a great heart day,
FEBRUARY 2, 2014 My painting You Want It, We Got It, Come
Get It was chosen as grand prize winner of the 2014 Maryland Sheep
& Wool Festival cover art competition! The painting will be featured on
the catalog cover, t-shirts, bookmarks, bags, stationery, posters and more!
Sorry, no pics to share, but you can follow the reveal on the Festival's
With a huge grin,
DECEMBER 31, 2013 As 2013 draws to a close, I'd like to express
my sincere thanks to everyone who made the year a success for me.
Whether you purchased a painting or print, visited my website, liked a
Facebook post, or encouraged me with a kind word, I appreciate your
support. I'm excited to see how 2014 unfolds!
Wishing you all the best,
NOVEMBER 8, 2013 I was pleased to be one of three artists
invited to participate in Fuquay Varina Arts Council's "Let There
Be Art" masquerade paint-off and art auction. My painting of a hay
field is shown here. It was a fun night of fundraising for a great cause.
APRIL 27, 2013 Windsor Point Retirement Community
in Fuquay Varina, NC, invited me to attend its Garden Party (!)
where I enjoyed meeting residents, their family and friends.
The spring weather was ideal for getting out the oils and
brushes, and I painted a couple en plein air pieces.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 I am pleased to be a sponsor
of Triangle Yarn Crawl (October 13 and 14), a fun
event for anyone who enjoys the fiber arts and even
those who think they don't!
The Crawl kickoff will be hosted by Warm 'n Fuzzy
yarn shop October 13 in Cary, NC.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 Many thanks to author Allie Pleiter
who mentioned my paintings on her blog, DestiKNITions.
Allie was in North Carolina this past May and visited my
booth at Carolina FiberFest.
AUGUST 27, 2012 The portrait of Hank da Bunny was
recently commissioned by a client for the birthday of a yarn
shop owner. Hank is an Angora rabbit and the mascot
of Two Knit Wits in Oak Ridge, NC. Happy Birthday!
JULY 30, 2012 I am pleased to announce that my work may now
be seen at Cary, NC's new yarn shop, Warm n' Fuzzy I Yarn Love.
JULY 9, 2012 The portraits of Bel (left) and Lexi were recently
commissioned by a client for his wife's surprise birthday gift.
I hope she enjoys them as much I liked painting them.
JULY 3, 2012 I am pleased to announce that my work may now
be seen at The Liberty Artisan & Craft Gallery, Liberty, NC.
Many thanks to Renee Miller for the referral and to Gail Morgan,
gallery owner, for handling the details.
MARCH 31, 2012 I would like to thank my family, friends and
fellow artists who attended the opening reception on March 30
for the month-long Spring Plein Air Art show at Waverly Artist
Group. It was a great night! A big thanks also goes to the
gallery for hosting the show and providing this opportunity.
BARN & COTTON FIELD, Burke Farm, Lee County, NC
oil on wood panel, 12"W x 9"H
MARCH 26, 2012 Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery
will present Plein Air fromMarch 30 through April 23. Ben Williams,
former curator of the North Carolina Museum of Art, judged the
work of twenty artists, including my Barn & Cotton Field. The
gallery will host a reception on Friday, March 30, 6 to 9 pm.
I appreciate your interest and hope you'll visit my website often.
Look for new paintings as they come off the easel. And, always,
feel free to contact me.