Art to capture peaceful moments of beauty, joy and inspiration

My art is inspired by a desire to bring more joy and beauty into our lives and to counteract the constant intrusion of fear and negativity.

My paintings are created to be a soothing, calming influence, to capture peaceful moments of beauty, joy and inspiration. A way to savor the moment and add to your sense of well being.

Painting with the seed of an idea and intuition the expressive quality of wind or the way light dances on a flower, allows me to keep a looser style. As I paint, the work takes on a life of its own.

My love of color, texture, and design, combined with my fascination of the way our brains work, brought the awareness of what a big impact our surroundings have on the way we feel.

I have been on a wonderful journey ever since then to explore the positive difference that art can make.

My intention is to express a feeling, an emotion with paint and to connect with you as the viewer and to let you bring your own experiences and interpretation to the piece.

I have a particular love of painting flowers and landscapes, which fit into my philosophy of surrounding yourself with beauty at every opportunity to uplift your spirit on an ongoing basis.

There is also the benefit of bringing the outdoors in, whether it is in the cold of winter, or in the celebration of the first leaves beginning to emerge in Spring.

My art is ultimately about hope and healing, taking a positive and proactive part in your well being and quality of life.

My work has been in several galleries over the years and enjoyed by collectors who appreciate the value of living with art.

My life long passion to create has been a great gift in my life, woven into everything I do. I am very grateful to be able share this passion.

My jewelry is created as wearable art carrying messages of inspiration.

Each piece is handcrafted with love and attention to detail.

I only release a small limited edition collection once or twice a year, available first to my email subscribers.

I teach workshops for women to explore their creativity and let go of stress.

I love helping women ignite their spark of creativity and feel empowered.

Sometimes you just need to give your inner critic a little whoop ass and I have ways to do that!

Creating can be fun. You do want more fun, right?

My mission is to share messages of transformation, inspiration, and joy.

Here is a gift from me to you.

Get your free art print!

Get "Surround yourself with Beauty at every opportunity" Art Print

And weekly-ish creative inspiration with Artful Life notes by email.

Powered by ConvertKit

Here are a few fun facts about me, if you really want to know.

I am married to a wonderful man, who is also an artist. But neither of us painted until after we were married.

We’ve been married 29 years. I think it’s going to work out.

We are the proud parents of a wonderful son.

I went to Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and graduated with a fine art degree.

I was on HGTV’s Isn’t That Clever (when it was called Crafters Coast to Coast). My work and articles have been published in books and magazines such as Expressions in Clay, Women’s Day, Somerset Studios, Belle Armoire, and Metal Clay Magic.

I was a craft designer. I did demonstrations at CHA, the Craft and Hobby Association Tradeshow.

I love every aspect of creativity from making things to creative thinking. You could say I’m obsessed.

I am always taking classes, reading, and learning new things.

My husband feels I have earned the equivalent of a Ph.D. in creative stuff. So, you can call me Dr. Sally.

I began teaching a variety of classes on making stuff, and I really enjoyed inspiring others to create, so that led to the creativity coaching part of my career.

I am a certified Zentangle teacher, known as a CZT.

I enjoy sewing, mainly clothes, and some home dec.

I like to cook and bake. I still aspire to make pies like my Grandma used to make.

I like anything to do with flowers. Anyone say garden tour? I like to arrange flowers and make wreaths.

My husband and I love to travel and explore new places.

Positive SSL