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Olivia The Native Fire Dancer Made the Cover!

Western North Carolina Gallery Guide

 I’ve been featured in  this Summer and again in the Fall 2010 issue of the Gallery Guide.  Published by the Smoky Mountain News. in Waynesville, NC   Not only is there an article in both seasons, but my painting “Olivia Native Fire Dancer” is the Summer’s  Cover Painting.    


If you come through Western North Carolina Stop by a Gallery or Visitor Center for a copy of the Gallery Guide.

“Enola” The Visionary 22X28 Acrylic on Canvas

"Enola"    Native name for Alone 22X28 Acrylic on Canvas

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This is an abstract painting of a Native American Girl named “Enola”, The Visionary.    I took a lot of time deciding her name after I painted it.     The name Enola comes from Indian origin meaning alone and “Enola spelled backwards spells alone.     Four out of Ten people don’t even see her in this abstract, which really surprises me, but I became a believer when it kept happening.    If you do see her, imagine her Invisioning something, and/or viewing in the distance something we can’t see.

“Up-Rooted” 16X20 Oil on Board

Up-Rooted 16X20 Oil on Board

“Up-Rooted”   This painting is a sunflower field that is in a wind storm and has up-rooted itself from the ground.   The painting effect I’m aiming for  is very old looking. Like the painting  itself has weathered and has for many years.     In our own lives we go through phases where sometimes we just don’t have  any roots to keep us in one place.  We’re just floating through life not caring where we land.   We have not established our own roots.   After a while we do settle down  when we have our own family and our own children.  By then we’ve  weathered the storm more than once but begin to put down our own roots.    This is what this painting represents to me the time in our lives when we are just Up-Rooted.

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