Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle

A visit to the local garden store this spring, made me imagine this jungle scene.

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Tulip

Tulip

I shot tulips placed on a light box to create the photo and was inspired by the color and movement of the petals.

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Strike a Pose

Strike a Pose

My cat loves to strike a pose. Here he is posing very intently with my new garden art bird.

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The Fifth Planet

The Fifth Planet

My cat Callie inspired me with her intense eyes contrasted with her soft white fur. I imagined her in space surrounded by clouds, flowers and the mythical Fifth Planet.

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Spring Magnolias

Spring Magnolias

The magnolia trees in early spring are my inspiration. I love the color and movement of the petals.

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Peruvian Lilies

Peruvian Lilies

I shot the original photos by placing the Peruvian Lilies on a light box. I love the pink and yellow colors and lines of the flower, contrasted with the flat green leaves.

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Peonies

Peonies

I photographed these pink tree peonies by placing the flowers on a light box. The soft colors and shapes of the blooms and the bold centers are what I love about these flowers.

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Paradise

Paradise

I've used many textures and water color brushes to enhance the background garden photo. I love the blue and green colors and imagine this as what paradise might look like.

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Monet Vision

Monet Vision

My mother's hyacinth garden was the focus of this compositon. I love the soft colors and lines of the plants.

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Magnolias

Magnolias

I love spring and am excited each April when the magnolias once again bloom with their amazing pink and white flowers. I love the movement, curve and softness of these blooms.

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Magritte's Grandson

Magritte's Grandson

Hat's off to Magritte. This is a play on his painting style in a fun scene that I imagined he might visualize.

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Lorikeets

Lorikeets

These lorikeets were kind enough to pose for me on a recent trip to the Kansas City Zoo.

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Iris

Iris

I found this beautiful purple iris blooming on a trip to a midwestern iris farm.

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Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

I love trees and blended multiple photos with cool blue color textures to produce a stained glass effect.

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Dali Slept Here

Dali Slept Here

I love Salvador Dali's surreal paintings and tapped into that inspiration for this artwork.

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Daffodils

Daffodils

The spring daffodils made me think of the impressionists and how they interpreted color and light.

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Crocus

Crocus

The soft purple and lavender colors and shapes of the spring snow crocus are my inspiration for this work.

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Rosebud

Rosebud

Red rose in my summer garden.

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