Friday, December 12, 2008


6x8, oil on linen


9x12, oil on linen


8x16, oil on linen

Mara Cheetahs

9x12, oil on linen. Here is a series of small paintings of Africa. I'm really enjoying working small for a change! This is a Cheetah family I have painted before. We had the pleasure of watching the Mom hunt and take down a small Wildebeast. It got away, this time.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Spoils

9x12 oil on linen, This is a study for a possible large painting. This lion pride is in Chobe and they are experts at killing Buffalo.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ghost Ship

24x30 oil on linen, Something different for me. It was fun painting the Schooner, Lady Maryland. On the horizon, sometimes you get this mirage effect in the summertime. The boat seems to be floating in air and you almost feel it could be a real mirage or ghost ship that disappears minutes later.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mysty Glade

24x36, oil on linen, North American Elk

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Crab House

9x12 oil on linen. This is another Summer time haunt. I love fall but hate the end of boating season!

Herman Krentz

9x12, oil on linen. We literally stalk this beautiful Skipjack every summer and have seen it in every possible lighting situation. This is one of my favorite scenes.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Miss Louise

8x10, oil on canvas. Last July I was honored to be selected to a group of Plein Air painters in "Paint Easton" competition. This was a real eye opener for me. I was humbled by the talent of painters from all over the country. Plein air painting is NOT for sissys.... 90 degree heat, 110% humidtity, and a thunderstorm. Some painters were out at sunrise and go till sunset....and even night painting! This painting is from a spot in Claiborn, MD where I spent many hours.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pillars of the Community

15x46 oil on linen. Again, I need to catch up on posts. Had fun doing this one!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

60x48 oil on Linen This Rhino turned on a step is a full out charge.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Painting Dust

I love painting large. Yes I am really painting but I am very aware of the camera!

The Prowler

A couple of new paintings.... 30x40 oil on Linen

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Evening Drinks

28x18 oil on Linen. Watching the Giraffe drink is a great pass time in Africa. I'm always amazes me that they can get back up.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Zebra Mix

24x50, oil on Linen, I'm re-posting this to group the paintings together. This painting depicts an average waterhole in Africa. It's common to see several species at one time and here we have Zebra, Guinea Fowl and Red-billed Quelea, a weaver like bird that flock by the millions....even billions!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

New photos of our new neighbors. They haven't made a lot of progress but I think it is a slow process. Lots of eating and courting too.

Monday, March 31, 2008

It's going to be hard to work today! I will try take more later this afternoon to show the progress.

These photos are taken from inside the house and through glass. We don't want to disrupt them in any way....not today!

9am and things are progressing......

This morning, March 31st, we woke up and this is what we stick.

Over the year we have observed lots of activity from everything but Osprey. A Great Blue Heron, Sea Gulls, King Fisher, Turkey Vultures and a variety of small birds. Yesterday we woke up to this! They were there all morning and Matthew even saw them mate on the platform!


Early last spring we asked our local dock builders, the Baileys, to put in an Osprey stand in front of the house. We have several nest locations near the house so it was quite a gamble.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Women in the Arts

I had the honor of being asked to be the speaker this year at an event at Raymond James Financial head quarters in Florida. I really had to face some demons when I accepted the invitation to stand up in front of hundreds of people! I think I had a lot to say about Women and about Art so, .......good thing!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Waterhole Mix

24x50, oil on linen. I love the mix and movement at a waterhole in Africa. Ten minutes later and it's all changed. It can be completely void of any wildlife at all. This painting is my centerpiece for a two man show at the Troika Gallery in Easton Maryland. The other man is my husband, Matthew Hillier!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Delta Morning

14x18 oil on canvas


This coming week I will exhibit at Safari Club. Here are two very different paintings that will be on display. 22x46 oil on canvas