Point of View
       
     
Portrait of Debbie Petticord
       
     
Portrait of a young girl
       
     
Helene Hayman
       
     
She Saw the Way
       
     
Stefan, the Lake and the Music
       
     
Beauty Quotes.jpg
       
     
Begoña Fernandez Suarez
       
     
Hector Amez
       
     
Theo Amez Fernandez
       
     
Irene Amez Fernandez
       
     
Mario Robinson Quote.jpg
       
     
Offerings
       
     
Taylor Uren
       
     
Peyton Uren
       
     
Farmflight
       
     
Sevillanas and Stallions
       
     
Andalusian Dreaming
       
     
Path
       
     
Clara
       
     
Learning the Steps
       
     
Andaluza
       
     
After the Morning Workout
       
     
Hefferlin Quote.jpg
       
     
Sunday
       
     
One Perfect Chestnut
       
     
Rebecca with Rosie and Charlie
       
     
Figure Sketch #7
       
     
Figure Sketch #2
       
     
Point of View
       
     
Point of View

Oil on Linen / 36 x 29 in / 2017 / Available

Brie Stoltzfus visited our Spanish village for much of 2017, and I was attracted to her sense of elegant serenity. She and her husband, artist Caleb inhabited a home with a fantastic roof terrace, and a composition was born. I enjoyed abstracting the pastoral landscape. The hours spent together at sunset I'll never forget.

Portrait of Debbie Petticord
       
     
Portrait of Debbie Petticord

Oil on Linen / 20 x 16 inches / 2017

One of an artist's great pleasures is painting the portrait of someone beloved and well known. Debbie and I have been friends since I was sixteen. I have always loved her wearing the color blue, and here I literally bathed her in the royal color. Painting her and thinking of years of friendship reminded me of a beautiful quote about female friendships. “This is what they had always done together. The necessity of saying it out loud. Talking for the sheer pleasure, the hilarity. To be witness to the stunning accumulation of a life.” - Victoria Redel

Private Collection

Portrait of a young girl
       
     
Portrait of a young girl

Oil on Canvas / 12 x 12 inches / 2017

I met this astonishing girl on a recent trip, and I remain charmed by her radiant spirit. I had to attempt a portrait.

Available

Helene Hayman
       
     
Helene Hayman

Oil on Belgian Linen / 2016

Young filmmaker Helene Hayman came to us for the Autumn from Denmark. The creative discourse has proven alchemical. I wanted to portray her scanner-like gaze and regal bearing, and thought she was just the character to hold her own against four meters of crimson silk velvet.

Available

She Saw the Way
       
     
She Saw the Way

Oil on Wood Panel / 8 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches

My friend, Laura Rodriguez in Olvera, Spain.

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Stefan, the Lake and the Music
       
     
Stefan, the Lake and the Music

Oil on Linen / 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) / 2015-2016

A portrait representing integration of location and the arts, music in particular, into the character of an individual.

Private Collection

Beauty Quotes.jpg
       
     
Begoña Fernandez Suarez
       
     
Begoña Fernandez Suarez

Oil on Linen / 12 x 12 inches

Painting Begoña's portrait gave me great pleasure because her character is so radiant on her face, and because she is a truly beautiful woman.

Collection of the Amez Fernandez Family

Hector Amez
       
     
Hector Amez

12 x 12 inches / Oil on Linen

The highlight of the summer 2015 was painting portraits of the Amez family, close friends. Such expressive subjects are rare for an artist, and I thank them.

Amez Family Collection

Theo Amez Fernandez
       
     
Theo Amez Fernandez

Oil on Linen / 12 x 12 inches

Though young, Theo has the reasoning skills of an accomplished trial lawyer, and a great zest for life. He has no timidity towards his elders. I wanted to capture his sense of individuality, which resulted in a portrait which seems slightly older than his current age. He'll grow into it.

Amez Fernandez Collection

Irene Amez Fernandez
       
     
Irene Amez Fernandez

Oil on linen / 12 x 12 inches

This lovely woman excels in school and music, and has one foot in childhood, and one foot firmly in adulthood. It's a beautiful and difficult age to capture.

Amez Fernandez Collection

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Offerings
       
     
Offerings

Oil on Linen / 33 x 22 inches
 

Dana, the artist's niece from Ingushetia, with the lemons she'd picked off the studio tree last summer.

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Taylor Uren
       
     
Taylor Uren

Commissioned portrait in oil
20 x 16 inches
2017

Designed to hang as a matched set with the sibling portrait, but to stand alone as well.

Peyton Uren
       
     
Peyton Uren

Commissioned Oil on Linen portrait
20 x 16 inches
2017

Designed to hang as a matched set with the sibling portrait, but to stand alone as well.

Farmflight
       
     
Farmflight

Oil on Linen / 72 in x 72 in

An expression of pure happiness, this monumental painting came out of a dream about flying over the farms of East Tennessee.

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Sevillanas and Stallions
       
     
Sevillanas and Stallions

Oil on Linen / 73 x 39 inches

In the villages of Andalusia there are a few skilled couples who are able to perform a version of flamenco dance with Andalusian stallions. The performance is astonishing and archetypal when done well. Here, with Marta Barosso Fernandez and Ismael Martin.

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Andalusian Dreaming
       
     
Andalusian Dreaming

Oil on Linen / 39 x 78 inches

A group of about ten friends rode all night under a harvest moon through olive groves in the mountains of Cadiz province, Spain. At four in the morning we stopped at a hacienda to rest the horses and set up a bbq. These were two of our steeds, resting quietly at dawn.

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Path
       
     
Path

Oil on Linen / 72 x 58 inches

There is an equestrian park in East Tennessee where you can ride horses on the Cumberland Plateau. Here Marie Miller takes her colt Jasper for the first time. I wanted the sensation of the golden hours of late summer with friends. The experience was all about the young horse's curiosity.

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Clara
       
     
Clara

Oil on Linen / 35.5 x 26 inches

The dancer painted is a friend of the artist, a student of veterinary medicine in Seville. She also dances flamenco, and is an accomplished equestrienne.

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Learning the Steps
       
     
Learning the Steps

Oil on Linen / 60 in x 48 in

Most Andalusian village houses have rooftop terraces. Marta Barroso Fernandez teaches Clara Olid some steps to a Sevillana dance on top of the studio.

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Andaluza
       
     
Andaluza

Oil on Linen/ 36.5 in x 30 inches

Portrait of Clara Olid Jurado: flamenco dancer, veterinary medicine student, equestrienne.

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After the Morning Workout
       
     
After the Morning Workout

Oil on Linen / 39 in x 78 in

A morning at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, Jerez de la Frontera.

FINALIST - American Women Artists' Association Spring Exhibition 2016

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Sunday
       
     
Sunday

Oil on Panel / 6 x 8 inches

In Andalusia during summer, afternoons near water are a matter of survival.

Private Collection, Andalusia, Spain

One Perfect Chestnut
       
     
One Perfect Chestnut

Oil on Linen / 48 x 60 inches

One day in southern Switzerland I rode a chair lift in summer to the top of an alp. I was with an old friend. We were enveloped in impermeable fog, and the sensation of peace was unforgettable. It felt like a refuge. This was October, and it was Chestnut season. I posed my friend, Sheri Peck, to recreate the sensation.

Private Collection, Kentucky

Rebecca with Rosie and Charlie
       
     
Rebecca with Rosie and Charlie

Oil on Linen / 20 x 24 inches

The delightful daughter of friends with her enthusiastic dogs on the Via Verde, in Andalusia.

Private Collection, Spain

Figure Sketch #7
       
     
Figure Sketch #7

Pen and Ink, Ink Wash on Paper / 11 x 8.25 inches

The ink I used was Windsor and Newton "Nut," or maybe "Walnut." The ink surprised me. When thinned with water into washes, the color separated into brown and ochre. I liked the benevolent accidents.

Private Collection, Maine

Figure Sketch #2
       
     
Figure Sketch #2

Ink and Ink Wash on Paper / 11 x 8.25 inches

While in St. Petersburg we were invited to join a small group of old friends who hire a model every Wednesday evening. Amazing models, great fun. I enjoyed experimenting with ink.

Available