Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The White Heron Gallery grand opening

The White Heron Gallery in Dunn, NC, is celebrating its grand opening Friday, April 30, 2010, and Saturday, May 1, 2010. There is a large selection of my work available there, including some of my hand-painted jewelry. I'll be there most of the afternoon on May 1st, and will be doing a demo painting while I'm there.

Dunn, NC, is about halfway between Raleigh and Fayetteville. If you live in that general area, I hope you'll stop by for awhile.

For more information about the White Heron Gallery, visit their web site:

This is one of my pieces on display there:

The Busy Life of a Woman
Acrylic on board

Monday, April 26, 2010


Sombrero - acrylic - 40" x 32"

This is one of the "South of the Border"-themed paintings I did in 2008 for decoration at a fundraiser for the Center for the Environment at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. My regular fine art was on display during the event.

I've sold a few of the paintings to individuals. I think the remaining 23 would be perfect as decoration for a Southwest- or Mexican-themed restaurant. Since they were painted on foam core board to save money (I donated my time to paint them), I am offering them for sale at very low prices. They will last indefinitely as long as they are framed properly, so they're a great deal for someone who wants some inexpensive, one-of-a-kind, original wall art for a restaurant or other venue. They range in size from 10"x12" to 32" x 40". They are priced by size: $25 for a small, $50 for a medium, and $100 for a large.

To see images of all the available paintings, go to the "Fiesta Series" page on my website:

Friday, April 23, 2010

"A Special Tree"

This image from my Tree series is a little different from the ones I've done so far. I've glued on glass "gems" as embellishments. If you look closely, you can see my reflection in some of them as I was taking the photograph.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mothers Day Gift Idea: buy a painting and get a hand-painted pendant for free

The paintings are $50. The pendants normally sell for $10.

If you live in or are visiting North Carolina, you can purchase one of my 6"x6" acrylic paintings from the following galleries:
  • Southern Spirit Gallery at 102 S. Main St in Salisbury, NC
  • Green Goat Gallery at 516 South Salisbury Avenue in Spencer, NC
  • The White Heron Gallery at 610 West Cumberland Street, (Hwy. 421), Dunn, NC
You can also purchase directly from me at my studio in Salisbury (call 704-798-9400 for an appointment and directions). The price is the same whether you purchase from one of my galleries or directly from me. If you purchase a painting from one of the galleries, to receive your free pendant, bring your receipt to my studio and I will let you select a pendant (call first!).  

This offer applies to any of my paintings priced $50 and above.

Note: Southern Spirit Gallery and The White Heron Gallery also have some of my hand-painted jewelry for sale.

Below is a sample of one of my hand-painted pendants. To see more examples of my jewelry, visit this page on my web site:


"Flying High"

This is one of my favorite paintings from my Tree series. I feel uplifted when I look at it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

"Blue Flowers Bouquet"

The secondary theme in my "Bouquet" series is the color scheme.That means this series could run indefinitely! The small size and very reasonable price of these paintings make them excellent gifts for special occasions. Any painting from this series would make a beautiful Mother's Day gift. Contact me at if you would like to purchase one. They'll come to you in a gift box with gold tissue paper. All you have to do is wrap it. If none of the images here on my blog catch your eye, there are more on my web site to see:

Friday, April 9, 2010

"Blowing Bubbles Bouquet #1"

A unique thing I'm doing in my 6"x6" bouquet series is to glue on one transparent glass gem as a sort of punctuation. I really like the effect.

If you would like to purchase this piece, email Annette at

Thursday, April 8, 2010

"A Stormy Day"

I'm doing a lseries of 6"x6" acrylic paintings on canvas. One of my themes is trees. I love the stormy looking background in this one. Reminds me of a windy October day.

A Stormy Day
6"x6" acrylic on canvas
$50  (If you would like to purchase this painting, email Annette:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My first post as a blogger

I've had a web site for my art for quite some time, but finally, today, I created my blog. I look forward to writing posts on a fairly regular basis, though not every day.
"Artistic Bouquet"

This is one of my 6"x6" acrylic paintings with a flower bouquet theme. I've painted a number of them and will upload them periodically. They are priced at $50 apiece. If you would like to purchase one, please email me.