Thursday, May 28, 2009

Love of my life

My husband died today (May 28) and one of his friends asked me to post this painting I did of him a number of years ago... I am completely heartbroken.

Jacks Betts of the Charlotte Observer made some nice comments about Jim on his blog. Thanks Jack. Another environmental advocacy group working to keep a cement plant from polluting posted this blog. Thanks to you too.
If you knew Jim and want to comment with stories about your experiences with him, that would be wonderful. To do so, click on "Comments" below. Thank you.

Here's a link to Jim's obituary.

June 12 UPDATE: The celebration of Jim's life will be at our house in Morehead City, NC on June 20 from 4-6pm. It will be an open, informal, outdoor celebration. A few friends and family will share a few words about Jim at the beginning. Please join us.

Thanks to all of you who have shared stories in your comments below - they are so very precious to me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wayne County's 30th Annual National Juried Show

Just found out that my big quadratych (four canvases put together, each 3 x 3 feet) called "Fantasy" was juried into the Arts Council of Wayne County's 30th Annual National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition. The juror for the show is Scott Howe, Director of Education and Public programs at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA.

I'm really excited, since this was a departure into abstraction for me. The small photo here doesn't do it justice, since the original is 6 feet square, but you get the idea. They are having an opening reception this Friday, May 15, 5-8pm, at 2406 Ash Street in Goldsboro. Their web site is: .

Monday, May 4, 2009


Still working in this new series - love it when the work flows out like this... this one is 24 x 30 in acrylics. Next I'm going to play with some reds!