These paintings are representative of the way the artist sees her world. Whether painted on location or by using photographs, the landscapes are completed by layering multiple colors to create heavy texture in each piece. Color is manipulated and strategically placed on top of one another to achieve vibrancy and add life. Carrying a camera everywhere she goes has allowed her to freeze her subject and begin the process of depicting on canvas what she actually sees by amplifying the colors that are already present. She often spins a very simple subject matter with an altered perspective, before choosing the first and most important layer of color. Bits of unexpected color peek through the final coats of her work, creating depth and contrast.
Painted on a double paneled door, This vibrantly colored depiction of a cotton field showcases beautiful warm golden tones, reds and oranges of an evening sunset. pthalo blue, violets and greens display the cool shadows of a late summer evening in the fields. The rows sweep around the canvas, placing the viewer at the end of the line.
Lustrous jewel tones, mixed with pale blues, create a vibrant break in the rolling clouds of a passing storm. The light pushing through the distant background illuminates the deep blues and purples in the foreground. As in life, the storm makes the light seem brighter.
Cool blue and violet shadows engulf the foreground of a warm sunset. Loads of color fill the canvas as the rows of a cotton field swirl throughout the landscape.
In Down Came a Blackbird, the main character uses intimidation to claim his spot on a light wire. Bright colors swarm the canvas and accentuate the dark blues, violets and blacks in the details of a common creature that rules his area.
Dark violets, vibrant blues and reds of late afternoon storm clouds release the yellows and golds of the break in the storm. Winds blow against the green, aqua and honey colored wheat that dance in the foreground.
Bright white, aqua, and gold cotton shine against the violet shadows of a dusty field of rows. Shadows dance in and out of this common Mississippi crop.
Beautiful blues, green and yellows illuminate the sky of a late afternoon wheat field. The faint silhouette of towering trees line the outer edges of a heavily shadowed field. Heavy texture details the copper, camel and aqua of the tail grasses in the foreground.
Deep violet, bronze, copper and brown shadow the lush leaves of the turquoise, green and yellow leaves of this shade tree found on a turnrow in Schlater, Mississippi. Part of the dusty road has actually been applied to the canvas, before painting the purple and orange tracks left in the road by farm workers. Bright reds peek through the yellow and turquoise found in the crop. The sky settles in violet and orange over a dark tree line.
Extremely heavy texture and grasses are applied in this depiction of a hidden hay field, on the outskirts of Carroll County. Multiple layers of deep purples and reds compliment the bright camel and greens applied to display the beauty in the simplicity of casting shadows. One hay bale reaches off the canvas, as aerial perspective is used to force the background into submission. The yellows and greens of the sunlight fight for dominance on a late Sunday afternoon.
This painting was inspired by an inside view, deep in the woods of Carroll County at Cedar Stump. The warmth of gold, copper, bright yellows and orange break through the massive silhouette of violet, deep bronze and burnt sienna tree limbs. Light bounces through the landscape in various tones of periwinkle, turquoise, green and orange. This painting reminds us to always look up, there is something waiting for us to see.
Vivid yellows, purples, greens, turquoises and reds lead you down a shadowy path of an early fall morning. As the leaves change, the remnants of summer cover the ground, giving us a closer look at the majestic colors. While most of the world is still sleeping, this painting represents a moment not everyone knows about.
Brilliant blue, purple, gold and copper light up the sky in this winding field of bright reds, green and yellow. The water from a small break reflects the the luminous sky, as color floods the familiar Delta landscape. Extremely heavy texture force the vegetation in the foreground towards the viewer.
The warm yellow sun sets on a blue sky and illuminates the dusty silhouette of a tractor returning home for the day. The hazy bronzes and golds filter through the dark shadows of deep violet, burnt sienna and reds.
The familiar Delta scene of a cotton field jumps from the canvas with the use of heavy texture, violets, reds, and copper. The perspective used places the viewer face to face with the crop, while demonstrating the long travels of the picker against a luminous sky of bright whites, oranges, violets and blue.
Intense greens, browns, and blues give a different perspective to this surreal landscape. Mountains of color are layered to create the tree filtered light on a glassy stream. The light reflects from different pockets of trees, as they descend along a winding path.
Rich color is paired with heavy texture in this depiction of a majestic fall afternoon, deep in the woods of Carroll County. One tree takes center stage, as its orange and yellow leaves fall to the ground. The remnants of greenery can be seen in the background, as violet and gray limbs begin to dominate the horizon.
An orange, turquoise, yellow and golden sun pierces through a cluster of mature trees on a fall morning. The deep violet and bronze silhouette of almost bare limbs shadow the ground.
Multiple layers and heavy texture are used to create the effect of running water in this comissioned landscape. Multiple layers of violet and copper are applied to the large stones to add depth. Deep greens shadow a tree filled background, where hints of a rope bridge can be seen hanging above.
Heavy texture, swirls of blues and various shades of red add to the commonly found scene in Carroll County. An easy Saturday afternoon is spent hanging out and listening to the strums of a friends guitar.
Tones of gold, green, red, and blue are heavily applied in this stylized landscape of Koi and cattails.
Brilliant oranges, yellows, blues and greens layer on top of deep red violets to create extreme texture in this depiction of a Koi pond. The color swirls about the canvas with each thick brushstroke. The viewer is forced around and around, as the fish weave in and out of one another. Inspired by Monet's Lilies, this is the center of a six part series.
A golden sky reflects into a whirlpool of blues, greens and deep bronze. White and orange Koi churn in the waters below one stylized tree in a six piece series.
Loads of oranges compliment the bright blue background in this contemporary depiction of a Koi pond. The two fish compete in dark shadowy waters of metallic color. One of six
Heavy texture and vivid turquoise, reds and greens add a fun spin to this simple still life. Shapes overlap and move the viewer around this piece with the movement of the exaggerated size of the tulips.
Dark blue and green water outline the deep reds, orange and yellow highlights of a single lotus. Rapid brushstrokes give this piece massive texture, as the petals reach for the viewer. One of six pieces.
Iridescent blues create a background for the multi-layered greens and reds of this aquatic scene. Brushstrokes of color are applied in heavy layers to create texture. One of six
The dim light of a nightclub illuminate the deep reds and yellow highlights of a blues musician playing the harmonica. An easily found scene in The Delta, this oil painting lends an inside view of a Saturday night.
Dark violet shadows contrast the pale yellow highlights of this commonly found image in the Mississippi Delta. The warm reds represent the faint lights and soul filled sounds found in this juke joint.
Splashes of jewel tones represent the highlights from a low luminous sky, as deep purple shadows dance across the water of a winding stream. Each stroke of color changes to display the effects of filtered light on this beautiful landscape. The multi-colored filled trees lend a whimsical feel to a serene pathway.
A rich violet and blue sky hangs over the oranges, greens and turquoise of a filed below. The hasty brushstrokes and altered perspective lend a whimsical feel to this piece. The color combination is used to create contrast and highlight silver leaf in the cloud filled sky.
A glorious blue and violet sky changes to orange and red, as the sun sets. The light pierces through the space between the legs of a pivot and reflects on the watered rows below. The dark browns and violets shadow the rows and contrast with the yellow highlights of the days irrigation.
Copper and steel are woven throughout heavy texture to create a stylized version of the sun. Yellow and copper rays swirl against a turquoise sky to create movement and interest, as greens are applied to represent the patina of weathered metals in the foreground.
Inspired by the natural patina of copper, various subtle greens, terra-cotta, and blues fill a textured landscape of farm rows. The sun hovers above in yellow, gold and copper.