I was going through old family pictures lately and came across this one of my mom and me in matching outfits. It warmed my heart so much that I had to paint it.
You may not be ready for a winter painting, but my husband will tell you that on the first day of snow I was so wound up that the running quote around here is now “BECAUSE WEEEE LOOOOVE WIIIIINTER!” Anyway. The best thing about this … Continue readingWild Sledding Fun
Recently, a friend’s dad died at the age of 99. He was a pilot all his life (having gotten his flying license at the age of 16!) and he flew the original piper cubs. In his later years after his eyesight got bad, he continued … Continue readingFlying to Heaven
One of the memories of my childhood that warms my heart the most is that of my parents being affectionate with each other. Sometimes it was romantic, sometimes it wasn’t, but just the sight of them being loving to each other created such a sense … Continue readingJesus’ Delight
My most recent commission was this depiction of Maximilian Kolbe. He was a priest and friar best known for his sacrifice and death in Auschwitz. After he was sent to the Nazi prison camp along with countless other innocent victims, ten prisoners were chosen for death … Continue readingMaximilian Kolbe
Hallelujah! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights. Praise him, all you his angels; give praise, all you his hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all shining stars. Praise him, highest heavens, you waters above the heavens. Let them all … Continue readingPraise Him
There’s a scene in The Passion of the Christ in which Jesus falls, and Mary bursts through the violent crowd to be at His side. She has a flashback to when Jesus was a small child and stumbled and fell, and she gathered Him into … Continue readingI’m Here
One of my most recent commissions was from my parents. They wanted to give my grandma a special gift, so they asked me to paint my grandparents’ wedding portrait. I loved working on it so much, but the process did not compare to giving it … Continue readingGrandma and Grandpa’s Wedding Portrait
I’ve pretty much been skiing since I’ve been walking. I have so many fond memories from my childhood of my dad taking us out to teach us to ski, playing ski tag with us, my siblings and I skiing ahead to bombard our parents from … Continue readingLearning to Ski with Daddy
This Christmas, I got one of the most special commissions I’ve ever had. My sister Beth asked me to paint this for her husband Justin. I think it speaks for itself. But it was such a joy to work on.