Sunday, April 01, 2018


My latest peony, number 5


From the same photo reference as "Cherish" this is a macro of the whole blossom. It hangs over our bed in the master bedroom.


This painting was given as a door prize at my 50th class reunion July, 2017.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


From a photo reference by Ernie Griffith
Watercolor on Arches 140#CP
Actual size is 11-1/2 X 15" to be framed at 16 X 20"

Friday, December 01, 2017


Definition of Opulent:  "having great wealth, abundant, lavish - opulence".

Painted from a photo reference by Gladys Ning, thank you Gladys for sharing your lovely photo.

Upon learning what the WORD of God says about the word Opulence, this stood out to me: Yahweh IS deliverance, or is opulence. Another reference to the word led me to this scripture: "And He shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see." Deuteronomy 3:28.


Painted for the Judy Garland room at the Hallett House Bed & Breakfast in Crosby, MN. The familiar song "Somewhere over the rainbow" inspired the name. This painting was delivered in July  of 2017.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Bowl of Cherries

Painted in February 2017


Painted in April 2017

Friday, August 26, 2016

"Day Dreams"

Oil on canvas 11 x 14
This ends my summer at the beach, sigh, although I may soon be back on vacation (wink).

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"I Like Dreamin"

Watercolor on Arches 140#CP  11 X 14

I spent Thursday mornings all summer doing a book study of: "The Sacred Romance" by John Eldredge. At the beginning of summer I wrote this in the journal in answer to his question: 

"If you could do the very thing you secretly long to do without restriction, what would it be?"

"Well I'd set myself up in a seaside cottage with gentle breezes blowing through big well lighted and positioned windows. With plenty of art supplies and few household or personal things to concern myself with, I'd dream up romantic beautiful scenes like have yet to be painted. I'd take a walk and feel the sand between my toes and occasionally strike up a conversation with someone also inclined. I'd realize I'd forgotten to eat and hurry back to my digs to eat simple fresh food and return to my canvas; music always as my backdrop and the word of God on a continuous wrap day and night." KN

(Thank you Gail Berger for encouraging the dream) 

"Dream a Little Dream"

Oil on Canvas 11 X 14

About Me

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As a child I began designing my own clothes while in 5th grade. Grandma let me use fabric from her stash and showed me how to use the treadle machine. My love for art and the creative began at that point, always having a current project of some kind. Painting has provided a unique creative outlet for me that I am thankful for, an exciting journey where there's always something new to learn.