Chickadee & Gingko

A cute little Chickadee sits among the Autumn Ginkgo leaves.

The image is 8" x 6" and compliments the Blue Jay feather on this same page.

The original is SOLD

Limited Edition prints of the chickadee $ 40.00

Forget Me Not

This is a picture of time passing. A feather once attached to a winging bird has fallen. The lace skeleton of a leaf , once joined to a large and living tree , is also now separated and isolated. They cradle each other celebrating the beauty that was theirs, is theirs ...still. They lay on rocks and pebbles worn smooth by time plus water, wind, use .... perhaps. There between the rocks , push forth the green newcomers , called and calling , Forget Me Nots. I enjoyed a sense of serenity as I thought & inked this one. The cool smooth round of the stones , the softness of the feather ( a woodpeckers) offered a calm to my mind. The leaf and the exploration by pen of its structure was focusing. The concept of what is old being cast aside in favor of the new is a part of life often faced with quiet dread. But nature shows us , that the old passes so that new life can be. I find peace in that word , and in being accepting of that truth. To just Be. That is enough.
Back to business, the image itself is 10" wide x 7" tall.  The feather & leaf are life sized. Limited Edition Signed and numbered prints are available for $35.00 .
The original has been sold.

Blue Jay Feather

I may have mentioned Cookie before,  She was my feline shaped shadow , silent watcher and nap partner. A small , tuxedo colored female feline. My girl. Like Picasso, Cookie went thru her own blue period , a time in which she seemed to prefer the hunt and taste of bluejays. I found only the feathers in various places around the garden and under the trees. One cat's trash is another woman's treasure . I couldn't let the beauty of those feathers and the lives they clothed , go unhonored . I inked this feather as if it fell on fresh fallen ginko leaves. I like the simplicity of this picture and the complimentary way the blue works against the yellow.

The image is small , life sized , only 8"x6" in size . The original has been sold.

Limited edition signed and numbered prints are still available for purchase . They are the same size as the original and are $ 40.00  unframed .

Red Screech Owl

Someone asked me to ink an owl and so I picked this little red Screech Owl. I decided to give him a magical colored sky. He looks over his shoulder at you wondering... how did YOU get up here without me hearing you?

The original is sold. Limited edition S/N prints are available of the owl. The prints measure 7" x 10" so the owl is life sized . They are $45.00 .


I was somewhere near Still Pond Creek in Maryland when I noticed how the vines cupped around the tree making a portrait frame for the backdrop of water and changing leaves. Soon after I encountered a sweet and funny Nuthatch feeding on my dogwood tree. He cared not one bit that I was there and hopped around upside down till he was within 3' of me.  I combined the two experiences into this one picture and included some wild rose hips.
The Nuthatch image is about 12" x 15" and the original is still for sale for $1200.00. It comes double matted inside a deep brown mission style wood frame.
I also have prints of this image in two sizes
Small 7.25" x 10"   $45.00
Large 10.5" x 14.50"   $80.00

Red Winged Blackbird

I often see this pretty scene as I pass by the salt marshes. The Red Winged Blackbirds begin to come here in the spring and they land on stalks so fragile in appearance , it gives one the illusion that they are almost suspended in space. This one is posed between some pale pink Swamp Rose Mallows.

 The original image is SOLD.

I have Limited Edition (300) signed & numbered prints available in one size only
7 1/2" x 16" . They are made to fit matted inside a 10" x 20" frame , an easily found size these days. The prints are $80.00