Round Island Light Days was started in spring 2018 at a pop-up I was in at Mackinac Island Artists Market shop. It was freezing cold that day and I sat in the shop and chatted with customers as I painted this August scene that I had photographed the summer before. It’s right behind the island’s library and a favorite spot of mine. I didn’t finish the painting there that day, but did later. A woman I chatted with that day in the shop called me to ask if I’d finished it and she purchased it saying it was an emotional special spot for her! I love making that connection with people through paints, brushes and water! This is also available in notecard, $3. Click here to contact me about purchasing a note card.
Mackinac Island Hollyhocks, about 8 1/2 x 11 inches, features the ever-present August hollyhocks that pop in yard after yard around the island. Blossoms beckon at every turn and challenge artists to capture their buds, leaves and full-bloom beauties. The painting, $100, is for sale. Click here to contact me about purchasing the painting.
Stroh Cottage, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, was painted after a visit to Stroh Cottage, which is located right next to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. I was there on a story assignment to write about the home's intriguing history and its fabulous renovation. Read about the home here. It dates back several generations and has ties to Chicago's Stroh family, who was in the beer business. My favorite parts about the home are its fresh minty-green exterior reminiscent of a summer day's ice cream cone, the large porch, charming fence and many, many gardens. The painting, $150, sold at the annual juried Our Town event in Birmingham in October 2016. It is available in note card format. Click here to contact me about the note cards.
Blue House with Gate, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, $150, was painted following an August morning walk with my son near the boardwalk on the island. It's one of my favorite colors and so I had to paint it! The leaves take on a blue cast, picking up from the feeling of the blue home. Click here to contact me about purchasing the painting.
Yellow House with Red Flowers, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, was painted after one of my many visits to Mackinac Island. On this trip, I was intrigued by the island homes' unique windows and doors and the lace curtains, which seemed to be calling to me. The painting, $125, is for sale. Click here to contact me about purchasing the painting.
White Fence with Hollyhocks is of a scene in a side yard of hollyhock, a white fence, a hauntingly beautiful house and a cool old tree — they caught my eye and inspired me to paint this 8 1/2- x 11-inch painting, $100. The red-red blooms mingle with pops of pink. Click here to contact me about purchasing the painting.
Mission Point Resort Vista, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, $125, shares the view of the Straits that one takes in when standing outside one of the upper guest rooms. There are dozens upon dozens of great views from this classic hotel that's built into a hillside brimming with flowers, plants, trees and attractive architectural details. Tucked amid the gardens is a "cocktail garden," in which a treasure-trove of herbs are cultivated for the resort's garden cocktails. Click here to contact me about purchasing the painting.I wrote about the "cocktail garden" here.
Window with Lace Curtains, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, was painted after a visit to Mackinac Island. A simple, simple door, everyday hostas, a plain front step, old chipped wood and an antiquated window with the requisite lace curtains (once again!) caught my eye. The painting, $100, is for sale. Click here to contact me about purchasing the painting.
Purple Flowers Against White Fence, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, was painted after one of several visits to Mackinac Island in August. The painting, $100, is for sale. I am crazy about the sparkling relationship between home and garden, fence and floral. Click here to contact me about purchasing the painting.
Yellow House with Pots, about 4 x 6 inches, was painted after a visit to Mackinac Island. It's a little part of a rather large home right on the water. Lace curtains, window flowers, and lots of gardens ... pure Mackinac! The painting, $75, is for sale. Click here to contact me about purchasing the painting.
Welcome to Cottage Inn, 8 x 11 inches, $200, was inspired after a tour of this lovely inn (Cottage Inn) on Mackinac Island. I love the innkeepers' attention to detail when it comes to plants and flowers. That front porch? Oh, to sit there with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the splendors of Market Street goings-on. This painting is available in print, notecard and postcard formats. Click here to contact me about making a purchase.