Past Shows & Commissions

I like to encourage the viewer to journey
through the shows of my past
as well as appreciating my current works.

To be accepted into a show is a triumph,
a celebration, a validation of one's art.
Putting together a show, a group of works
intended to be seen together as a whole,
is a labor of love and I believe that it is important to
view the paintings within this context
as well as individually.

A few of my favorite commissions are included
on this page as well. Commissioned works are a challenge
all their own, requiring collaboration with another.
A painting successfully created by me,
for my client, is very rewarding and it's an honor
to be entrusted to help carry out 
another person's vision.


I had a most wonderful exhibit recently
The Chandler Hotel,
a beautiful, new boutique hotel
in Madison, Indiana.
September 30 & October 1, 2023
The following works from that show have been sold...

Bluegrass Parkway   3.5" x 5"
oil on panel  $500/Sold

Nest      10" x 10"
oil on canvas    $750/Sold

Morning Commute    6.75" x 9.5"
oil on panel    $700/Sold

Three Doves    15" x 15"
oil on panel    $900/Sold

The Oath    8" x 10"
oil on canvas    $750/Sold

Signing    11" x 14" 
oil on canvas    $1100/Gifted to the host/venue

Council with Cedar Moss  11" x 14"
oil on canvas, 2016   $750/Sold

At Rest   8" x 10" 
oil on canvas, 2016   $750/Sold

March Morning    11.5" x 23"
oil on panel  $1200/Sold

Waiting   8" x 10"
oil on board, 2023     $750/Sold

Up on the Knob  12" x 16"
oil on canvas   $800/Sold


Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 2017
225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky's History

Indentured, 12" x 12" oil on panel $1500/Sold
This painting takes a close look at the
iron collar worn by the Irish indentured,
Maggie Delaney as portrayed by Carol Jarboe

Josiah   11" x 14"    oil on canvas

Cane  16" x 20"  oil on panel 


Local Art in the Highlands 2012, Louisville KY
Preserving our Kentucky Heritage

This was a wonderful community event
to support and promote Preservation Kentucky.

Local Art in the Highlands is "the convergence of art,
community, faith, and activism in Louisville's Highlands."
They curate a series of quarterly art shows which bring together
the communities of local artists and activists for a local cause.

Hosted by St. Andrews Episcopal Church, each show features

many local artists that create and submit work for a specific theme.
Door fees, portions of vendor sales, and art commissions are split

between St. Andrews and the co-sponsor the each particular show.

The art shows are curated by Kim Torres and Sandie Griffin,
of Lucent Dreams Photography and Art from the Heart Gallery.

  The Stump                  23.75" x 15.75"                         $1500  


Marion County Judicial Center Commission

In spring of 2012, I was commissioned to create
a painting for the newly constructed 
Marion County Judicial Center
in Lebanon, KY

It is beautifully framed and hangs
on the ground floor near the entrance area.

oil on panel 36" x 48"


2015 oil on canvas commission piece
painted after 19th c. artist
Edward Troye 1838
Kirkpatrick, a Shorthorn Bull
owned by Alfred D. Offutt of Scott County KY

2010, To Resupply Lewis and Clark
16'' x 20'' oil on panel
painted from a Jon Hagee photograph,
with his permission.
This piece was sold in the
2010 Louisville Visual Art Association/UofL Hite Art Institute
 art auction to help fund LVAA's Children's Fine Art Classes
and the Hite Art Institute's Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship Fund.
The asking price was $1500 and it was sold for $1700.
50% of the selling price was donated to the charity.

Bourbon Trade, 2016
12" x 16"   oil on panel

The Murder of Captain Abraham Lincoln
48" x 60" oil on canvas

In 2008, I was commissioned to work on this very large project for the city of Springfield, KY in Washington County: I embarked upon an extensive research into the clothing, arms, and way of life of early Kentucky settlers as well as
the many accountings of this event which occurred in the late 18th century. Local people were used as models and a local landowner in the Beech Fork River valley, where the Lincoln family once lived, allowed the use of his property to set up the reenactment/photoshoot for this project. The resulting painting is inspired from a compilation of the many stories, myths, and legends depicting the death of Captain Abraham Lincoln. Washington County fiscal court owns the painting which was presented to the public in an unveiling ceremony in 2009. It now resides as a permanent installation in the Lincoln Legacy Museum located in the old courthouse in Springfield, KY

Dirty Painting  7" x 14" 
oil on canvas

In support of my local community and the arts, 
I donated this painting to 
Marion County Arts & Humanities Council
for their annual art auction fundraiser.
Retro 50s was the theme that year
and creating this was a lot of fun.


Kaviar Forge & Gallery 2012, Louisville KY
figured OUT : explorations of the human form

This show featured an eclectic mix of artists from Louisville
and surrounding areas and had two artists' receptions
which coincided with the Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop.

The March 30th event featured performance artist
Monet Magnolia, painted by the artist known as W.A.R.

The show received a favorable review by Keith Waits.

Innocent Desire to Know
oil on panel    9" x 12" (sold)

Emergence      oil on panel   5" x 5"   $950


Kaviar Forge & Gallery Louisville KY
The Figure Revealed, 2014

Painting the nude... it's natural.
Freedom from the trappings of time,
removing the masks.
We were born naked
with a natural freedom of expression.

Three Doves         15" x 15"             $900.

Figure 42    3.25" x 5"    $450

The Nature of Dionysus      16" x 20"      $900

The Shot
8" x 10" oil on canvas, 2015
(Commission for a friend to accompany
a magazine article that she authored.)


Journal of the Early Americas, 2011

Twice, Journal of the Early Americas
selected my paintings to appear on their cover.
It was an excellent publication and I was very 
pleased for the opportunity to grace 
their fine magazine with my images.

The Looker
16" x 20"    oil on canvas    $1400/Sold

August/September 2011 issue of
Journal of the Early Americas

12" x 16"    oil on canvas    $1000

July/September 2014 issue of
Journal of the Early Americas


Ann Tower Gallery 2011, Lexington KY
Evolving Revolving 10

An annual summer show of gallery artists.

The Stump      23.75" x 15.75"     $900

Shadows Over Henbit              7.5" x 22.75"     (sold)

Lonely Bull  15.5" x  15.5"   $900


Kaviar Forge & Gallery 2011, Louisville KY

Following, are the show announcement 
and images of the four paintings that I contributed to the show.

Blair, the gallery director, created a very nice press release
for the event and the show received an enthusiastic review from
Louisville Arts Review.

Last Morning in June 2010     8" x 12"  (sold)

October Soybeans        11.75" x 37       (sold)      

Frosty Morn      9" x 12"    (sold)

Into Harvest Time  (sold)


The following group of paintings enjoyed two showings in separate venues...

These Precious Things 2008, Lebanon KY

Thanks to our local gallery, owned by artist Jama Watts,
this show was made available 
to my community. 
The importance of providing art to local regions 
which possess no museums
and few, if any, galleries cannot be overstated.
These Precious Things provided the perfect

venue for this group of paintings.

Tim Faulkner Gallery 2010, Louisville KY

These are just a few photos of the very special 
opening and artist's reception at Tim Faulkner Gallery.
The show was installed beautifully by Tim and Margaret.
The room looked perfect- even more so, 

when it filled with family and friends, old and new, 
who came out to show support for me and to celebrate art in general. 
It was a wonderful evening. 
Many thanks to all who helped to make this happen.

The Paintings...

Mythoman      9.25" x 11"      $800.

Farewell           9" x 11"
(in the artist's private collection)

Diana     4.25" x 6.25"    $900.

Jupiter, Juno, and Io        9.25" x 10.75"
(no longer available)

Ego, Reflecting Vanity 6" x 3.5"  $700.

The Unfurling      14" x 18"      $1200.

The Lady in the Lake
3.25" x 11"    $800/Sold

Girls          5" x 5"         $750.

The Pleading         5" x 5"             $850.

Titan          7" x 7"          $750.

Watchful            4.25" x 6.25"         $1100.

The Healing         6.5" x 6.5"        $900.

Pond Lilies         5" x 5"        $800

Eos              9.25" x 10.75"        $800/Sold

Emergence          5" x 5"           $950.

The following five paintings were created in 2010
and added to the original group which were then
 curated into the Tim Faulkner Gallery show...

Into the Morning     11" x 14"
(donated to LVA fundraiser)

Taken       11" x 14"       $1400.

Dominion        14" x 18"          $1100.

Nest           8" x 8"        $750/ Sold


BDeemer Gallery 2006, Louisville KY

I had the good fortune of being able to follow
a few of my neighbors for several years 
in the field, barn, and market during the tobacco season.
These paintings are the result.

Hands of Tobacco

 A hand is a bundle of tobacco with a leaf tie.
A hand is a farm worker.

"These small paintings
brief moments in recent history
of the relationship between
tobacco and man."
—Mark Selter, 2006

(all of these paintings have been sold)

Rolling Tobacco                                            6.25'' x 8.9''

Setting Tobacco           6.25'' x 8.75''

Handmaiden                    11.5'' x 22.75''

Cuttin' and Stickin'       4.5'' x 5.5''

First Two Rows                                            11.5'' x 7''

Hand Over Fist                                       6.25'' x 8.75''

Hanging in the Pole Barn                            5.13'' x 7.5''

Tobacco Settlement                               11.5'' x 22.9''

Three Tiers                   6.25'' x 8.9''

Tobacco Stripping                                        5.5'' x 8''

 Old Hand (Waiting to Sell)                        4.5'' x 5.5''

For the People, To the Teachers             7.25'' x 7.5''

Changing Landscape                        17.25'' x 23.5''

Pipe                                                      7.25'' x 7.5''


BDeemer Gallery 2005, Louisville KY
For the Moment

A fleeting moment, a space of time or a feeling, a view...
these are the things that inspired me to create this group of paintings.

(all of these paintings have been sold)

Calf Kisses                                                      4'' x 6''

Breaking Ground                                          6'' x 8''

The Letter                     5'' x 6''

Brown's Drive                                            6'' x 8''

Feed Store                                                6'' x 8''

Heavy Sky                                             5'' x 8''

Doing Horse Stuff                                      6'' x 8''

Graced With Light                                 7'' x 21''

Hayloft                                                          4'' x 6''

December Hay                                        6'' x 11''

Moment                                                     3.5'' x 5''

Bluegrass Parkway                                  3.5'' x 5''

Preparing the Milk Tank        4.5'' x 6''

Homeland Security                     6'' x 8''

Tending the Vines        3.5'' x 5''

Spreading Phosphate                                6'' x 8''

Squirrel                                                     5.25'' x 6''

Tobacco Hangers                                           4'' x 6''