“Cotopaxi, Ecuador”

November 3, 2022

This recent commission was to commemorate Chris Beal’s journey to the top of Mount Cotopaxi, Ecuador.  It was a unique challenge, unlike anything else I’d ever painted. I worked from several photos he provided, combining them to capture the feeling of the experience. Chris’s reaction: “I cannot tell you how much I love your painting.…

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“Unbroken Spirit”

September 20, 2022

I originally painted this image for a feature quilt panel for my “Snowfall on the Range” fabric collection from Fabric Editions through my art agency, MHS Licensing. It has just been accepted into a national exhibit, “Seasonal Rhythms,” at Webster Arts Gallery near St. Louis, MO.

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“The Gaze”

June 18, 2022

My watercolor, “The Gaze,” received the R.G. Endres Award of Merit at the State of the Arts exhibit in Prairie Village, KS.  It is representative of more figurative work I am exploring on a full sheet, 22 x 30″ cold pressed watercolor paper.

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“Anything Helps”

March 3, 2022

“Anything Helps” won Best in Show at the international Animals in Art competition sponsored by the Louisiana School of Veterinary Medicine. I enjoy painting works like this that are more narrative in nature.

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KC Landmark in Autumn Glory

September 20, 2021

I recently completed this commissioned watercolor of the Nelson-Atkins museum. Working from photos I’d taken a few years ago, when the ginkgo trees were stunningly beautiful… the place seemed to glow in the autumnal sunshine. I wanted to capture that feeling in my painting. Prints available very soon here on my website.

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“Loyal Duty”

November 13, 2019

This painting, “Loyal Duty,” became my third consecutive acceptance into the Watercolor USA exhibition, making me eligible to become a member of the Watercolor Honor Society this year. The painting is currently part of the “Visions of the Flint Hills” show at the Buttonwood Art Space here in Kansas City and sold at the opening.

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Patron’s Choice Award

November 3, 2018

I am thrilled to share that this watercolor, The Day Begins, has received the Patron’s Choice Award from the Visions of the Flint Hills exhibition currently on display at the Buttonwood Art Space.

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The Horse in Winter

January 17, 2018

I’m enjoying exploring the subject of horses. It has been bitterly cold here recently, and I find this painting I did of two wild horses from the EcoSanctuary near Laramie, WY, speaks to the harshness of the winter on all of us. Still, despite the brutal weather, there is beauty and warmth to be found…

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