Butterflies Flew Under
       
     
Ismael Martin
       
     
Best in Show
       
     
Tied with a Ribbon
       
     
The Perfect Chestnut
       
     
Alchemical quote.jpg
       
     
Consider What You Wish For
       
     
Echo
       
     
Make a Wish: Serenity
       
     
Lemons from the Tree
       
     
Make a Wish: Balance
       
     
Family
       
     
Tolstoy Quote.jpg
       
     
Little Horses Series: Cowboy Jimmy
       
     
First Light
       
     
Clara and the Governor
       
     
Boleria
       
     
Postcards from Happiness
       
     
Meeting the Day
       
     
Manton Nuevo de Marta (Martha's New Shawl)
       
     
Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets
       
     
Ruth's Doll
       
     
Butterflies Flew Under
       
     
Butterflies Flew Under

Oil on Linen / 16 x 20 inches

Collection of Virginia Webb and Randy Sawyer, Tennessee

Ismael Martin
       
     
Ismael Martin

Oil on Linen / 36.2 in x 25.6 in

My riding instructor, Ismael Martin rides dressage, "doma vaquero" and drives horses in harness. His performances on horseback are sought at weddings and parades around Andalusia. I love him for the patience he employed during the five years he taught me to ride while I spoke almost no Spanish.

Private Collection, Denver, Colorado USA

Best in Show
       
     
Best in Show

Oil on Linen / 28.75 in x 36 inches
Private Collection

 

Tied with a Ribbon
       
     
Tied with a Ribbon

Oil on Linen / 21.5 x 15 inches / 2014

Collection of Jack and Betty McKee, Tennessee

The Perfect Chestnut
       
     
The Perfect Chestnut

Oil on Linen / 48 inches x 60 inches

Peace and quiet found on a ski lift. Violinist Sheri Peck models.

Private Collection, Louisville, Kentucky USA

 

Alchemical quote.jpg
       
     
Consider What You Wish For
       
     
Consider What You Wish For

Oil on Linen / 40 in x 40 in
Permanent Collection of the Edmond Hotel, opening 2017 Tennessee

Echo
       
     
Echo

Oil on Linen / 40.5 x 72

From the artist's tour of the American West.

Private Collections, Scottsdale, Arizona

Make a Wish: Serenity
       
     
Make a Wish: Serenity

Oil on Linen / 36 x 36 inches

A portrait of violinist Sheri Peck, with music which she played at her mother's funeral.

Collection of Southern Adventist University

Lemons from the Tree
       
     
Lemons from the Tree

Oil on Linen / 12 in x 12 in
Collection of Elliot Noss, Canada

Make a Wish: Balance
       
     
Make a Wish: Balance

Pastel on Paper / 38 x 50 inches

There is tension between the desire for the bonds of relationships, and the desire for independence.

Collection of Laura and Neel Elliott, Tennessee

Family
       
     
Family

Pastel on Paper / 22 x 28 inches

The Wilhoit brothers of Hamilton County, Tennessee are most kind in permitting me to stalk their pigs around the farm.

Private Collection, Tennessee

Tolstoy Quote.jpg
       
     
Little Horses Series: Cowboy Jimmy
       
     
Little Horses Series: Cowboy Jimmy

Charcoal on Paper

From my children's book "The Little Horses," about magical tiny equines who invade a girl's life. Not yet published.

Collection of Cynthia Nesson and Bruce Simonson

First Light
       
     
First Light

Oil on Board / 8.5 x 23 inches

Tennessee herd waking at dawn.

Collection of Lori Head

Clara and the Governor
       
     
Clara and the Governor

Pastel on Paper / 19 x 25 inches

An young vaquera on her way to "feria" in Southern Spain, astride her 4-yr old stallion.

Collection of Cynthia Nesson and Bruce Simonson
 

Boleria
       
     
Boleria

Pastel on Paper

Laura Rodriguez dancing on our roof, Olvera, Spain.

Collection of Tina Wright, Spain

Postcards from Happiness
       
     
Postcards from Happiness

Oil on Linen / 20 x 16 inches

Knowing when to stop making a painting more "real" can be difficult for a realist painter. In this piece, about my love for the town of Locarno, Switzerland, I thought this version expressed most perfectly my affection. I chose loose paint and emotional rather than realistic color.

Collection of Geir Friis, NYC

Meeting the Day
       
     
Meeting the Day

Oil on Belgian Linen / 13.75 x 28.75 inches

After an all-night ride, the horses were turned out to pasture. Instead of dispersing, they stood for a while together to watch the sunrise. For me, perfect contentment.

Collection Mike and Angie McKee

Manton Nuevo de Marta (Martha's New Shawl)
       
     
Manton Nuevo de Marta (Martha's New Shawl)

Oil on Linen / 30 x 26 inches

My friend, Marta Barroso, dancing on my rooftop with the new, embroidered silk shawl which was a gift to her from her family. These shawls are an investment for a Spanish dancer, as only the best, heavy silk shawls fly in the best way. This pose expressed a powerful and joyful womanhood.

Private Collection, Tennessee

Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets
       
     
Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets

6 x 8 inches / oil on carton / 2015

Private Collection, Pennsylvania

 

Ruth's Doll
       
     
Ruth's Doll

Watercolor on Paper/ unknown size and year

This doll and silk scarf belonged to my Swiss grandmother.

Private Collection