Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Life, New Art

It feels great to be back in my studio (now and then, not nearly enough) making art again. I moved a year ago up into the hills of Berkeley, and these paintings, a few of which I've put up here, reflect my new surroundings.
 I love living up here, surrounded by trees. A cute little fox has been hanging around, I think to check out the chickens in the garden behind me. Almost every day I see him and deer, crows, hawks, and so many other birds I can't keep track of. I walk my dog on the most beautiful trail at the end of my street every day, sometimes twice.
 The view of the bay that I see while driving up and down the mountain is astonishingly different every time I look. Amazing! I live here? WOW!
And, I have this wonderful new love in my life, that is just the most amazing thing I've ever experienced. I never could have imagined a few years ago, that I would be here right now.
Living THIS life.
So, lots to celebrate!

My most recent paintings, and a few past ones, are  on display at 

2922 Domingo Ave
Berkeley
May 24th - August 2nd, 2016
Reception 5-7pm on June 21st
I'd love to see you there!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

My heart is in your hands

Better late than never, right?

I hope you had a day full of love!

Sunday, February 7, 2016


New paintings up at Collector. Come see! I'll be there this Friday night. 


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Back in the Saddle...

New Year's Day 2016 at The Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg, CA.

What will the new year bring? Walk through the gate to find out...

I am back to painting again, and it feels great!
I'll have some paintings in a group show at the Collector Art Shop
in Berkeley the end of this month. 
Reception February 11, 2016
6-8pm

In the meantime, here are some drawings from my new sketchbook...

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hey Folks!
I'm back
Here's my first painting in almost two years...

Click on the link below to see new prints in my Etsy shop:

Saturday, February 28, 2015


A belated Happy Valentine's Day to you, dear readers.
I'm not blogging so much these days... but you can find me on Instagram

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My aunt Janie


My aunt Jane Taggart was a prolific landscape painter, an astrologer, a collector of crystals and all sorts of eclectic passions. And could she talk. She'd leave a message on my answering machine, run out of tape and call back to finish her story. She was the 'resident astrologer' for my writers' group: I'd call her now and then to say Hi and find out when the stars were best aligned to send out manuscripts to editors, and report back to the group. Here we are a few years ago at an exhibit of my work. She was a big supporter of my painting, always encouraging me to keep working and putting my artwork out into the world.
My blog is named after the picture book she gave me, 'The Tyger Voyage",


written by Richard Adams, illustrated by Nicola Bayley. She gave it to me for my 14th birthday. I cried because I loved the illustrations so much, and some part of me knew this was an important moment. I wanted to make books. I still do.

Well, Janie passed away yesterday, at 84 years old, after quite a few years of failing health. I will miss her dearly.