Reminders of Nature.

Living in the mountains, I tend to associate "nature" with forests, trees, and greenery. This past week spending a few days at the beach I was reminded how diverse the natural world is - the glittery brilliant blue of the ocean, spiky green palm fronds, and wispy golden shrubbery covering the dunes - all playing their part in the coloring of the Earth. It was a lovely reminder brought about by a simple change of scenery.

Early Blooms.

Happy Valentines Day, friends!
Earlier today I took a walk through the neighborhood to find some of the first blooms of spring - my heart is swelling! The colors and patterns that pop up from the dirt never cease to amaze me. I have a feeling these colors will make their way into some paintings very soon. You also better believe I clipped plenty of these flowers after taking their picture to bring home and live in vases on my coffee table.

Hello, Fall.

Strange as it feels to state, September is in its final days and trailing close behind is the long awaited breath of fresh air known as Fall. 

As with the seasons, there are transitions and shifts taking place in my own life and work as well. For one, I'm preparing to move into a new studio space in the heart of downtown Brevard starting October 1. While I have loved my time in the Lumberyard Arts district of town, the new space offers a bit more space as well as an added level of security and optional privacy. Send me a message if you'd like to visit!

Additionally, I recently signed on with a gallery in Dallas, Texas - Bee Street Studio! I am so excited to have my work represented in such a wonderful city. This means I need to get to work on a series of paintings to send their way soon. Texas friends, stay tuned!!

And finally, what better way to kick off a period of transition than with a vacation? For the next week I'll be exploring Wyoming and Montana on trails and in rivers, and plan to bring back more inspiration than I know what to do with.

Happy Fall, my friends!