Radiance

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A particularly beautiful rhododendron living in an old friend’s garden inspired this watercolor.

On Parade

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Ranunculus at Filoli, an estate and gardens south of San Francisco.  I have always loved these flowers for their cheerful demeanor and vibrant colors.   SOLD

Fireworks

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Some of the flowers are Gomphrena Globosa but “Fireworks” as a title fits the feeling of them so much more.   SOLD

Matilda Peony

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This peony lives in the front of my son’s house and people knock on his door asking what it is…a gorgeous peony, dinner plate size.  Painted in honor of the previous inhabitant, a dear friend who planted it.

End of Summer

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The end of summer flowers…the roses have ended but the dahlias linger on.at the Russian River Rose Company in Healdsburg.

Rouge

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A visit to the local nursery and voila!  Lush red roses.   Giclees (archival pigment prints) are available.

Shadows

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15 x 20

Heuchera has the most marvelous textured leaves with the pop of color on the undersides. Saw these at the Mendocino Botanical Garden in May.   SOLD  

Rose Garden

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I loved getting lost in all the roses and leaves – painted on 400 lb. Arches paper.  This was painted as a triptych and framed together. Also known as “Menage a Trois.”   Giclees (archival pigment prints) are available.

Intime

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An intimate view of the center of a rose – I tend to go back to these as they are the closest I get to abstract painting

Red Lady

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Hellebores are some of my favorite flowers but it’s the colors that attracted me to this one. Giclees available as well.  

Poppies

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Will have to think of a better name for the flowers that remind me of France…but for now, it will have to do.   Honorable Mention, Marin County Fair, 2019 Award of Merit, Napa Town & Country Fair, 2019   SOLD BUT ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE.  

April

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April has brought on a spectacular display of rhododendrons in my garden. SOLD to someone who saw it at the Marin County Fair.  

Magnolia Spring

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This has been an exceptional spring for magnolias…such magnificent and self-possessed blossoms.  Third in my series of magnolias.   SOLD  

Veranda

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I was intrigued by an image in Veranda magazine, featuring the work of Lewis Miller Designs in New York City.  Loved all the colors, the exuberance of the arrangements and it was a joyous experience painting the floral arrangement. This painting was included in Lewis Miller Design’s blog. http://lewismillerdesign.com/happy-friday/   Giclees (archival pigment prints) available… Read more »

Santa Barbara Roses

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Just outside my brother’s house were these beautiful roses and now that he’s moved away, a lovely reminder of sunny days.   SOLD and now lives in New Mexico however giclees (archival pigment prints) of this work are available.

Trois

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I love back lit flowers and the play of color changes due to the light.   SOLD Archival Pigment Prints (giclees) available.

Serenity

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A lovely photo of a pond with water lilies in Kauai inspired this painting using my favorite blue colors.

Sweet Pea – Filoli

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The gardens at Filoli has the most glorious flowers – the sweet peas were gorgeous but difficult to capture with a photograph and the best of the lot resulted in this painting.   SOLD

Heuchera

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The photo for this image was taken at a great nursery in Loomis…the play of colors and shapes of the leaves were so appealing. SOLD Giclee prints available.

Pink Dogwoods

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Dogwoods are such fascinating trees – love the white ones but in need of subject matter to paint, I used a photo of dogwoods at Filoli taken by Cara Brown.

Star Magnolias II

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I couldn’t get enough of the lovely tree next to the house so decided a companion piece for Star Magnolias I was needed.   SOLD

Roses, hanging

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This hanging branch of roses caught my eye in a garden in Bolinas in November where few flowers were in bloom. I love the look of blooms when the light is behind them.

Foxgloves

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A person wearing these colors would be considered a tad gaudy but on foxgloves, you can pull off their natural color.     SOLD

Rhododendron II

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A friend’s photo of the rhododendron near her house led to this painting.  I was intrigued by all the swoops and twirls of the leaves. SOLD

Portland Roses II

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The rose garden In Portland, Oregon is a most incredible place and has been the source for many paintings. Original and giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

Mother’s camellia

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When my mother passed away, my neighbor gave me a camellia plant.  I’ve forgotten what the name of the plant is so it’s now “Mother’s Camellia.”

Hyacinths

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A pot of hyacinths scenting the kitchen against the view outside of flowering azaleas…my garden in Spring.

Hollyhock

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I used a photo taken by Cara Brown in Santa Fe of hollyhocks in the garden where she was staying. I cropped it heavily as I loved the detail of the petals and the little furled soon to open petals at the top.

Fall Roses

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The Russian River Rose Company has lovely roses, even in November at the far end of their season. A last hurrah,  

Dancing Dogwoods

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My husband bought a new dogwood for the side of the house – I love the white ones but this one has strangely formed pink blossoms and they looked like they were dancers to me.   SOLD      

Crayola Tulip

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I wanted a new challenge – and working on this parrot tulip gave me the opportunity to use what seemed all the colors in the rainbow.

Camassia

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This painting now lives with my son in Oregon. I am waiting for the camassias to come up in the garden again to see if I want to paint these wonderful flowers again. Giclees (archival pigment prints) available.  

Asa’s flowers

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My neighbor Asa celebrated his 90th birthday at a restaurant and this was one of the table decorations.  A lovely man, who is no longer with us, but I can remember him this way.  The variety and vibrancy reflect an incredible man, Asa Hanamoto.

Lake Oswego Poppies

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My friend moved to Lake Oswego in Oregon and while visiting her and her lovely garden, I was taken by all the poppies that were everywhere.  The seeds were sown by her granddaughter in wild abandonment but the effect was enchanting.   SOLD

Waterlily I

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A tranquil water lily – speaks to so many. Original SOLD but giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

Bouquet

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A bouquet from a friend ends in a painting.   The flowers were in a jar wrapped in ribbons and I loved the different shapes and the light dancing on the flowers. Original and giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

Shara’s Roses

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Shara’s roses grown in Concord. Original SOLD but giclees (archival pigment prints) are available.  

Sunlight and Roses

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Sunlight on the roses at the Portland Rose Garden. Original and giclees (archival pigment prints) available. Award of Merit, Napa Town & Country Fair, 2018 Ruth Alexander Stewart Award, Marin Watercolor Society, 2018 SOLD    

Persimmon Leaves I

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Received an Honorable Mention award at the Marin County Fair in 2013. Original NFS but giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

Portland Roses I

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The first of the Portland Rose Garden paintings. Original NFS but giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

Persimmon Leaves II

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The second of the Persimmon Leaves paintings. Original SOLD but giclees (archival pigment prints) available.  

Rose de Suresnes

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A visit to the home of a daughter of friends in Suresnes, outside Paris where this rose was growing on a trellis on the balcony. Original SOLD but giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

African Violets

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I loved the monumental quality of these small African violets. Original and giclees (archival pigment prints) available.