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Art and Nature

I am so very thankful that my books, If You Listen to the Trees and The Paintbrush Dreamer are on the shelves of beautiful art gallery gift shops in New York and Ontario,Canada. As nature has always been my motivation to paint and write, it is so gratifying that The Burchfield Penney Art Center has

What Medium do you work in?

People often ask me what medium do you use. This is a trick question for me. I work in the medium that the subject calls for, it could be writing a poem, painting in watercolor, sketching in charcoal or using the lens of a camera. I never can seem to commit to being labeled a


I am always trying to strike a balance between making books and setting them free into the public eye. One of my favorite experiences in that regard was when visiting a gorgeous gallery in Ontario, The McMichael Collection, the gift shop owner ordered a couple dozen of my books. My favorite Canadian artists’ paintings are

Ocean Inspiration

As I begin the journey of painting the illustrations for my current picture book project I am so thankful I spent many summer hours watching the sunrise over the ocean. At the crack of dawn with a camera in hand I would go out when the stars were still out and just walk and watch

Upcoming Events

  1. Kenan Center Art and Poetry workshops on July 28 and August 18 from 9:00-11:30

    July 28 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  2. Hoss’s Country Corner Bookstore Annual Author Event

    August 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  3. Author Visit and Drawing Workshop at The Adirondack Reader in Inlet, NY

    August 10 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  4. Poetry and Watercolor workshop at the Kenan Center

    August 18 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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