Church at Atotonilco, Mexico

Because of the murals inside, this beautiful edifice has been called \'The Sistine Chapel of Mexico\'.


 


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24" x 36" • sold

Swiss Windowsill in Red and Turquoise

On a much-anticipated trip to southeastern Switzerland, my good friend took me to Guarda, a treasure of a village in the Engadin


 


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24" x 36" • available

Shadowed Swan, Fuschlsee

One of the many majestic creatures on the glass-surfaced lake surveys his Austrian domain






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Red, White and Cane

A red wall can give a chair the significance it deserves. Many an important bottom has sat on it.








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Lucky Lady









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Geese at Martha\'s Vineyard










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40" x 30" • available

Deer in the Garden








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Lemons and Apple

This favorite blue plate cried out for contrasting colors to be added.







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Looking through History...

Golden past and present in a Tuscan monastery, with many a story waiting to be told.








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Ladies in Lavender

The sensual petals of one of my favorites smiled at me from a flower bed in British Columbia.








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18" x 24" • available

Wild Orchids

Transplanted from the bush, these beauties soon took charge of their new space, scenting the air with vanilla.








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36" x 24" • available

Cindy\'s Drake







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Pink Ginger at Golden Spring

Austere when it begins to bloom...








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Pink Ginger at Golden Spring II

...it softens as it unfurls.











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Rooster with the roving eye

What a character! He kept us company as we sheltered from a rain shower on a Bermudan beach. He was only interested in our picnic leftovers.






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36" x 48" • available

Yellow Pouie

New to the brightness of a Caribbean sky, I couldn\'t see where the beautiful blossom, lying on the ground, had come from.


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24" x 12" • sold

Tied Up in Nice Harbour

Why is one drawn to fishing boats? Their ropes and reflections in the azure water do make a satisfying composition.







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36" x 48" • available

Old Ford Put Out to Pasture



The retired remains of a much-driven workhorse graze peacefully in a Colorado meadow.







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Pomegranate Sings the Blues

The exotic fruit was picked through the car window from a tree in an incredibly narrow Spanish country lane. Later, the blue plate made a dramatic stage for its performance.



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Close Companions

Rustic chairs hobnobbing outside a Mallorcan farmhouse have many a tale to share.








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Poppies... With a View

Special flowers in a special place.










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48" x 36" • sold

Torch Ginger Lit Up

Making a rare appearance in the garden, such a showy specimen always attracts oohs and aahs.









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36" x 48" • available

Spider Lily Lurking



The charming blue door provides a perfect backdrop for another stately specimen.







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Iris on the Catwalk



This regal creature seemed to strut into my vision, knowing I could not resist painting her.







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Mysterious Rendezvous

The duet of little arches in my Moroccan bedroom turned out to be fireplaces. Although the days were hot, at night the warmth was welcome.






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An Exploding Bromeliad



A brilliant bloom popped up out of an innocuous bunch of leaves on my veranda one morning... like matchsticks anxious to ignite.





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Lily Admiring



The competition between the drooping bloom and the patterned tablecloth brought the composition to some kind of fruition.






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Admirable Amaryllis

Proud and bright... showing off its stunning bloom in my garden.










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Reflections Under a Bruges Bridge

The iron gate caught my eye but the translucence of the serene canal was calmly captivating.








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Waiting for High Tide in the Portuguese Algarve












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Moroccan Fishing Boats



Spotted while I was wandering around a North African harbour, it seemed as if the floating beauties were calling to their handlers to put to sea for the big catch.



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36" x 48" • available

The Oarsman\'s Siesta

I stalked a typical Portuguese fishing boat gently bobbing on the still waters of the Guadiana at high noon.








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Bolted High Arches in Essaouira Blue

Street after street of blue and white in Morocco\'s Atlantic port.









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Blue Door... Welcoming

The half-hidden "WELCOME" above a pair of padlocked doors in St. Lucia intrigued me with its mixed message.







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Take Care, That\'s Water Behind You

Following a very happy lunch at a Quebec lakeside cottage, I spied a particularly well-used chair on the edge of the dock, teetering, yet still holding its own.



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Essaouira Doorway

This picturesque Moroccan seaport is full of well used paintable entrances.









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The Joy of Agapanthus

Every year they bloom; you can\'t help trying to paint the quintessential one.







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Rodin\'s Rose

In spite of all the wonderful sculptures in Rodin\'s Paris garden, a work of nature stole my attention.









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Lonely Church Belfry

Hearing the tolling of a bell on my departure from a Spanish village near Girona, I looked back into the setting sun and felt its melancholy.





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24" x 30" • available

Remnants of a Lazy Afternoon in Montego Bay

A gentle breeze through the open window easily convinced me napping was the perfect choice.







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36" x 48" • sold

Reflecting Stockholm

Sometimes windows reveal secrets... from the outside.









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24" x 36" • available

Pensive Havana Hound

How could one resist his shaggy Cuban charm?









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24" x 36" • sold

Yellow Boats

Brightly floating on an August afternoon in Paris.










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36" x 24" • sold

Mrs. Henry\'s Rocking Chair

Here is a record of the first piece of furniture I bought in Jamaica. It rocked my way back to England... in the banana boat cabin. It is home once again, shown here on a golden afternoon at Golden Spring.


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36" x 48" • sold

Doorway to a Turkish Granary

Exploring a Turkish farmyard in the heat of the day, what would you give for a glimpse of the cool mystery behind the door?





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36" x 48" • sold

Built to Last

A peaceful monastery in the old Portuguese town of Faro proved an ideal place for a rendezvous, except that my friends were delayed, and the stone bench became unbearably hard.


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36" x 48" • available

Red Robe Waiting

There is magic in the mirror.











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36" x 48" • sold

Holland\'s Pride, Canadian Style

Following World War II the Dutch royal family sent a thank-you gift of one hundred thousand tulip bulbs to the people of Ottawa, in appreciation for being given refuge while in exile.


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36" x 24" • sold

Genie in a Mallorcan Bottle

What a surprise! Traveling from Mallorca to visit dear friends in Somerset, one of their souvenirs of my island was gracing the bedroom.





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36" x 48" • available

Pink Hibiscus

This version needed to be floating... uncomplicated by leaves and twigs.









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36" x 48" • available

Blooming Iris, Provence

As observed in a Cotignac garden.











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36" x 48" • available

South American Bag Decorating My Bathroom Door










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36" x 24"  • sold

Two More Lillies

Identical twins











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12 x 24" • available

Seville Cafe

The lonely figure in the painting seemed disappointed the bar was closed.










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36" x 48" • available

Window at Wells Cathedral

As a child, I painted a picture from a brochure about this stunning Somerset edifice. Years later I was able to visit it in reality.





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36" x 48" • sold

Perfection at Treasure Beach

A peaceful scene on the south coast of Jamaica was about to change dramatically with only two hours to party time.







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36" x 48" • sold

The Old Bag Keeps Hanging Around

A simple purchase from years ago still feels like an old friend








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24" x 36" • sold

Romantic Reflections

On a still Belgian autumn day, the majestic cathedral is doubly impressive in the limpid waters of a Bruges canal








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36" x 48" • sold

Cloisters in Provence

Bright sunlight invades the abbey\'s quiet arches with a gilded contemplative warmth.








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A Tranquil Afternoon in the Umbrian Hills

The view from my friends\' hotel near Città di Castello begged to be put onto canvas... many times




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Thank Heavens for Blue Shutters

Aix is where I had wanted to stay, but there were no rooms. What finally materialized was a charming one with huge, down-filled pillows on which to lay my weary head.



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36" x 48" • sold

In the Barbados Cane Fields

It looked like a roadside shrine, until I peered inside and discovered.... a water meter.








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24" x 36" • sold

A Brigade of Boats in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris










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36" x 48" • available

Ornate Stockholm

The beautiful city boasts many a picturesque portico, but one in particular takes the Swedish cake.








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48" x 36" • sold

Thanksgiving Pumpkins

Symbolic of something to be particularly grateful for.









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36" x 24" • available

Prospect Waterlilly

 


 


 


 


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36" x 48"  • sold

Poppies on the Lake

 


 


 


 


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48" x 36"  • sold

Mother\'s Tree

A recent commission



 


 


 


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48" x 36"  • sold

Off-Duty Fishing Boat, St. Lucia

Although resting peacefully, not much would be needed to press such a well-used character into service.







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36" x 24" • available

H... Marks the Spot

Satiated with the profusion of flowery window boxes in Riquewihr, the Disney-esque town in Alsace, my visual palate was comforted by a no-nonsense window and its municipal marker.




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24" x 36" • available