I am for all art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet…
β€” Claus Oldenburg, 'Ode to Possibilities'

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The Beautiful Horizons collection is now live in my shop! 37 original, colorful breezy skies that represent months of work and heaps of love and attention. Enjoy!
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Final look-see at the entire 'Beautiful Horizons' collection before packing each up and writing Thank you notes. Slowly getting ready to say a final goodbye and offer them to the world with love and hope that they all find welcome homes tomorrow!
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Shop goes live at 11am Eastern. Link in bio
See you there tomorrow!
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#beautifulhorizons #originalart #oneofakind #landscapepainting #landscapes #homedecor #wallart #elledecor #studioscene #houseandhome #interiordecor #housebeautiful #skypainting #skyscapes #colorfulskies #skiesfordays #landscapeartist #landscapeprint #contemporaryartist #contemporarylandscape #cloudlove #cloudscapes #lovelywanderings #ohwowyes #artinstudio #somuchcolor
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Insert witty, enticing pre-collection-release here. I'm too tired to dream something up this morning πŸ˜„
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Preview email out! We're almost there!!
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Ever closer to collection release day! I'm so excited and kinda nervous with anticipation - showing my work always makes me feel a bit vulnerable because it's basically offering my heart to the world and hoping it's loved in return. Just a girl, standing in front of the world asking it to love her πŸ˜‰
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Preview link is going out tomorrow to everyone on my mailing list so be sure to sign up. Link in profile above ☝️
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Finishing touches on another bright and breezy commission inspired by 'Daytripping' , one of my favorite views.
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Other than this, my studio is full to the rafters with new work just about ready to go. Email subscribers will get the preview link ahead of time, early next week so make sure you're signed up. Link in bio ☝️
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Lots happening!! Great to have the other Bee here to help me cross the finish line. And to take at-work pics πŸ˜‰
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#breezyblueskies #bigwhiteclouds #bigsky #artistatwork #originalart #studioscene #homedecor #walllart #livingetc #getoutside #inspiredbynature #windblown #summersky #painterofskies #skyscape #livecolorfully
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Painting my way through the lows. If grey is going to follow me around as it does, I might as well shine love on it and turn it into something beautiful.
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Thank you to everyone for your words of encouragement and support - there was a lot of compassionate understanding and wisdom shared on my post the other day! I soaked it all up and really took it to heart. So grateful πŸ–€
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Spending the day on finishing touches and generally trying to put the studio back into some kind of order after a massively productive (but messy) few months.
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It's all very close to being revealed!! Email subscribers will get the first look at the entire series.
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Showing here a #sneakpeek of what's to come and the two beautiful paintings I found in the grey
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#landscapeprint #landsend #landscapes #landscapeartist #contemporaryartist #selfcare #paintingprocess #changingseasons #autumndays #octoberskies #autumnskies #navygrey #newcollection #originalart #artprint #skiesfordays #painterofskies #momentbymoment #grateful
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All the appearances of having it together but really not. Having kind of a tough day. Days. For all the pretty pictures and finished paintings there's a ton of messiness that I'm doing my best with. Kind of going through a "one foot in front of the other" stage and despite the stress I'm under, holding on to gratitude no matter what. Or at least trying to. It is Thanksgiving weekend after all and there's still much to be Thankful for.
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Starting with the other Bee in my little world - the more competent, and functional one of us - who is coming for an extended visit in a few days. There will be two Bees buzzing around here and expect things will get back on track . They'd better because we have a LOT to do!!
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#onefootinfrontoftheother
#momentbymoment #creativelife #girlpower #sisters #friyay #originalart #landscapes #landscapeart #landscapepainting #landscapeprint #artprint #artprintuk #livingetc #elledecor #beautifulskies #colorfulskies #artcalendar #artistportrait #instudio #inspiredbynature #whereshecreates #beautifulhorizons #imaginedlandscapes #theviewfromhere #ohwowyes #grateful
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Dove head first into October with a view so nice I painted it twice 🧑
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Giving you a pretty good sneakpeek here - both of these plus over 20 more originals will be available in a few weeks. The 'Beautiful Horizons' annual sale is happening soon!
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Email subscribers will get an early preview - hope you're signed up!
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#sneakpeeks #originalart #imaginedlandscapes
#beautifulhorizons #oneofakind #abstractlandscape #landscapeprint #artprint #contemporaryart #cloudscape #landscapepainting #landscapes #livecolorfully #lovecolor #elledecor #homedecor #homeofficedecor #livingetc #walllart #popofcolor #abstractsky #theviewfromhere #beautifulskies #orange #orangeyouglad #iloveorange #brightandbeautiful #skyscape
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Today is the day I mark another loop around the sun and rather than think about getting old πŸ§“ I'd much rather offer some joy-filled, colourful beauty to the world.
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'September Rose' was a commission I did this summer (based on a favourite painting I did a while ago) and it just feels like the perfect way to celebrate the day with you all.
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It's now up as a gorgeous print and card in my shop BUT everyone who purchases ANY print today through Sunday will get it as a blank greeting card to use (or frame as a mini).
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I have such mixed feelings about my birthday but this year really wanting to savour the gratitude I have for simply being alive and to be working every day doing something I love so much. Thank you to everyone for being a part of my journey!!
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September Rose
Prints in a number of different sizes now available. 🌺
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Had another conversation with this breezy blue sky over the weekend. It's one of my touchstone skies that I turn to when I need a bit of uplifting, comforting, familiar painting time. When I'm not feeling bold or brave enough to try something completely new.
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I didn't have the courage for something new this weekend. I've had a super colorful, crazy fun idea following me around but haven't been brave enough to face it on the canvas yet. I hope there's a day this week I am, and I do
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Until then, I find myself playing in the knowingness of my breezy blue skies πŸ’™
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36"x36"
(Special commission)
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Feels like a pink sky kind of day. I hope wherever you are and whatever you're up to this weekend, I hope the skies overhead are beautiful and give you a reason to pause.
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Shown is a little print of one of my color-busting California skies, available in my shop, and now part of the landscape card collection. I think? Hahaha. .. so much is going on I have no idea πŸ˜„
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And just like *that* it's goodbye to summer and hello autumn.
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September/October is my absolute favorite time of year. The crisp air, the clear light, the changing colors, longer sleeves and cozy socks, harvest veggies and bushels of apples.
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If you're on my mailing list, another reason to love it will be hitting your inbox in just a few days. Something's happening next week!
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Something's happening next month too. I've been busy πŸ’›
Sneak peek
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Landscape cards are now in the shop!
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Thank you to everyone who has already discovered them - you've kept our little card shop busy this weekend!
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Lots of colorful skies to choose from (there's now a 'mix'n'match option) as well as the original ones from the 'InBloom' collection. We'll be continually adding new skies over time - this is the start of big things!
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We've learned SO much over the past short while about card stock and printing and postage (who knew cards could be tricky?!) but I think we've finally figured things out. It's has taken a surprising amount of brain power but I can honestly say these cards are beautiful and on the crisp white paper I like. We're working with a company that specializes in greeting cards and it shows in the quality. So happy to be sending these out into the world!
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Get your card-writing and snail mail game on folks! As always, the link to my shop is in my bio above ☝️
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Some of my most important life lessons have been learned through the process of painting. About patience and staying present, about problem solving and objectivity, about my inner life and self, about purpose and authenticity.
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The biggest one has been that there is a place of light and joy inside that the darkness can't touch.
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To never give up on being able to access that place through my art and to share the joy with others keeps me going no matter what.
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Hope you have a beautiful day in a place of light πŸ’—
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'A Place of Light'
40"w x 48"h
Update: sold
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When my clients like dark and colour and the drama of a powerful sky .., that's what I give 'em!
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40" x 48"
Special commission
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Nothing like kicking off the day with a 3hr call working on the plan for everything about to come. I hope you're on the mailing list because there are things happening!
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Like the start of the next originals collection. The first 5 are done and I'm loving where the brushstrokes are at. It's still going to take some time to come together - weeks- but I'll be posting sneak peeks in my stories with the painting number attached so you can start your wish list for when they're released. In the meantime there will be a number of other colorful "somethings" to keep you happy.
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I'm so excited , really energised for everything and as usual, working hard to make it all as beautiful as ever.
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These first brushstrokes mark the beginning of the next original collection. And it's going to be big - so many ideas and blank canvases ready to go! Lots of work and color to come πŸ™‚
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I'll be sharing snippits and sneak peeks in my stories over the next number of weeks.
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Actually, the next few months are going to be really busy with lots of new releases - so excited to share everything!! Stay tuned and make sure that you're signed up for my newsletter. πŸ’—
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There is a lovely interlude between finishing a painting and being ready to offer it up to the world. Before the judgement of others or the whole selling thing. Just me and it, alone in the studio pausing to reflect on the process.
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It's an intimate moment between me and the art I can't quite believe is in me. This muddled gal who struggles with life on the best of days, looking at these joyful brushstrokes knowing she just needs to stay connected to THIS. Someone who only just barely scraped herself off rock bottom and drags around some difficult shit has somehow created this colorful life. That even in the darker depths of my mind is an imagination bursting with ideas and beautiful skies of possibility. That there is a part of me untouched by the bumpy journey through life thus far.
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Yes, these are the kind of thoughts rattling around my brain when I stand back after finishing these big pieces of magic. It's truly humbling.
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So before sharing, I make sure to
take time for a quiet conversation with myself about trust, gratitude, perseverance, gratitude, belief in myself, gratitude and some curious wonder about it all.
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Dawning of a New Day
48 x 60
Available
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