I photographed several colorful birds at the spring bird-banding on Fort Morgan peninsula last week.
These birds just completed migration from the tropics, about a 40 hour flight. Fort Morgan is one of their first land stops in the States. I have no idea how this really yellow warbler got the name prothonotary....what does that mean anyway??
More birds to come.
Also, I was really excited to find that one of my paintings was accepted for the 2013 Oil Painter of America Salon Exhibition. I am honored!
The blues on these little birds are so rich! This one, I photographed at the bird banding in Fort Morgan a while back He was actually being held by his little feet by one of the bird experts, so I had to use my imagination for the feet and foliage
I have been painting since the first grade when teacher made me draw the Santa Claus on the blackboard for Christmas. (Of course that was pre ACLU). I am from Holly Springs, Mississppi originally, a small town in Northeastern Mississippi, where I had my first real art lessons from the local artist. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi. After college I lived, painted and studied in New Orleans.
Currently I live in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama with my husband Ed.
I love painting figures, still lifes, beach scenes, or just about anything else that gives me the opportunity to play with color and shapes.
My goal in painting is to have fun creating a visual feast for you to enjoy, all to the glory of God.
If you see a painting you would like to buy you can purchase the painting directly from me.