Jingle Bob 24x18
Jingle Bob is the real deal – a South Dakota cowboy, horse trainer, team driver. He has many stories to tell! SOLD.
Always Be Ready to Ride 30x24
Sometimes inspiration for a painting comes from unexpected places. I was surfing the web and came across this old rodeo poster. “Tip the clowns, be ready to ride”… a classic poster really. I built the painting around the poster and titled it from the poster. The cowboy is a model I’ve used, dressed in appropriate early 1900’s cowboy dress. SOLD.
Moving On 18 x 24
Thomas, a Navajo Indian is one of my favorite models. During a photo shoot, I loved what seemed to be his joy to be riding a good horse, and loved the casual way he rode. It was all about enjoying the movement, and the moment. SOLD.
Red Scarf 18x14
I have done several paintings of Robert and love not only his countenance, but the way he sits on a horse, the way he stands. He's fuel for an artist's brush! In this piece, I found as I painted that I was particularly drawn to the way the light hit his hat. You never quite know where a painting will take you! SOLD.
Little Star 24x24
Little Star was chosen for the Russell Museum CEO Award during the '08 Russell Auction. It is now part of their permanent collection. SOLD.
Statehood Ceremony 18x12
One can magine that the Statehood Ceremonies as they came to be in the territories were very exciting – full of promise and hope – for most. This Sioux boy stands under an American Parade Flag, the kind that was used during Wyoming’s Statehood Celebration. His perspective, even as a young boy may have been different than those celebrating in the streets. SOLD.
She Loves Their Stories 24x24
She loves Their Stories won the Peoples Choice Award at the 2011 Clymer Art Museum Show & Auction. It is SOLD. In many cultures, the willful Magpie is seen as a messenger, a harbinger that can travel between the dark and the light, the good and the bad. The wily magpie is also seen as one that stands in the doorway of new realms, bringing word of other events and places. This wise woman is thrilled by a visit from her magpie friends, enjoying the stories they have to tell of their forays into other worlds and realms. They bring good news. Her dress speaks of a past raid on another tribe and the procurement of new horses for the People. This particular dress does exist and is on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. SOLD.
She Goes With Grace 30x24
What I had hoped to convey in this painting was this woman’s beauty and grace. She seemed to radiate an inner happiness. Transporting her to the 1800’s, I would like to think she loved this horse, and her life on the high plains. SOLD.
I loved this horse. As a two year old he was gentle and mellow and took the time to think things out. This cowboy had been given the job of training him, and it was obvious when watching them together that this man was kind, a good trainer, and had gained the respect of this horse. Partners is an oil on board and is available for 7200. Contact me if you’re interested.
Heading for Home 36x36
I had pictures taken of some of my friend’s hired ranch hands. I loved this image of the horse racing home, backlit by the late afternoon sun and kicking up a cloud of dust. Unfortunately, the figure in this research was a young, strapping guy. I wanted this person to be a girl in my painting, and really needed the pigtail visually, so here she is! You can imagine that this guy was not too impressed when he saw images of the painting! Heading for Home is an oil on board and is available for 9500. Contact me if you’re interested.
Riding the New Horse 30x30
I’ve always been interested in the history of the west, and how changing culture affects all. This painting speaks of that dynamic. Riding the New Horse is an oil on board. SOLD.
My daughters danced when they were younger, and duriing that time we did a benefit art show for the Missouri River dance Co. The perk to the artists each year was a wonderful day long photo shoot! I loved this girl’s quiet contemplation. SOLD.
Hector Inirio 24x30
This portrait is one of a series I'm doing for Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. The project is called "The Many Faces of Andover". Phillips Academy Collection.
Just One Last Touch 24x28
If anyone can get away with doing this in a museum, it's my husband Tom! SOLD
Portrait of Yendi 24x30
This portrait is one of a series I'm doing for Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. The project is called "The Many Faces of Andover". Phillips Academy Collection