Saturday, December 31, 2011

December's painting

This, my friends, is December's painting!
Katie 18" x 24"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


November's painting- 24" x 30" oil on canvas.  This is part of my Zion series, though more subtle.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Key Was Turned

18" x 23" oil on canvas, mounted on panel

Youth Chair 3, Heirloom (sold)

22" x 36" oil on canvas

Monday, August 22, 2011

New painting - Home

The top version is most recent (January 2012). I modified it. See if you can tell what I did!

Oil on canvas 26" x 40"
(This was supposed to be July's painting, but it is definitely a 2 month painting due to size and detail.)

I have been doing a series of paintings that I call my "Zion" series.  They stem from a memory that I have of when I was 6 years old and sitting in my Primary class at church.  The teacher asked a question, and as she did, I remember having the answer come to my mind.  Simultaneously, as I was staring at the wall, an image of a tiny dwelling seemed to move towards me.  I said, "Zion!" and the teacher said, "You're right!"  I don't remember the question, but I remember having the answer given to my mind, visually and mentally.  I've thought a lot about that event since, studying to find out what Zion really is.  And the best answer that I can come up with is through the visual gift that I was given as a little child.  Zion is a dwelling that you can carry with you.  Zion is where ever you are, where ever God dwells.

This particular painting has an added meaning.  We are trying to adopt two children.  We want to bring them home, to our family.  You can see them in the background, waiting to come closer.  And we are waiting and hoping for them.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Examining Zion

This is my painting for the month of May.  Oil on canvas 24" x 20".

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rain barrel up!

The rain barrels are now on display! How fun!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Holding Zion

Oil on panel, 20" x 24"
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
This one was my first attempt at my Zion series, painted 7 years ago.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


18" x 20"  Oil on canvas.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

People's Choice Award

I was so happy to learn that my painting "Evelyn" won a People's Choice Award at the Fulfill the Vision show, which was held at the Washington DC Temple Visitor's Center!
The show came down today. It really was an amazing exhibit of works.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rain barrel project

Fairfax County is trying to promote rain barrel use. So they asked artists all over the county to submit a drawing (see above) and they would choose some of them to paint these barrels, which will be placed all over the county at highly visible locations. They will post signs with them explaining about the program and will say something about the artists. It's good because it's nice advertising for me and I do support the use of rain barrels (as a back yard conservationist).

Monday, January 17, 2011


18" x 20" oil on canvas

Monday, January 3, 2011