Perspective

Perspective was inspired by some of the adoption training we were able to do. We learned a simple, yet profound concept: Your perspective is formed by your experiences and the “truths” that have been spoken to you. This might seem defeating as we interact with others with so many different backgrounds, but as a Christian it also brings hope. If we can speak truth into the lives of others and give them wonderful experiences with God’s love, then our perspective can potentially change the world for good.

Perspective 2015

Hope and a Future

This painting was created to be auctioned off at the Ordinary Hero benefit event. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching two children who have had their lives changed by this wonderful organization doing amazing things in Africa. They are both wonderful Christian young men who are using their talents and experiences to bless others.

Hope And A Future 1

God Works In You

Always remember God is using us, but we are just the vessels. It is God working in us that deserves any praise. Any good that we do is through Him and for Him. We have the honor of being the vessels! This painting was created to be auctioned off at our adoption benefit dinner.

God Works In You 2015

Rooster

This painting was created to be auctioned off at our adoption fundraiser. I think he had the most bids at the auction. People in Tennessee really like their roosters!

Rooster Painting 2015

Ask, Seek, Knock

This painting was created to be auctioned off at our adoption benefit dinner. It is to remind us that if you are searching for God or His will you need only ask, seek, and knock! Too often we quit asking because the wait seems too long or the answer isn’t what we want it to be, but God does work all things out to bless His children!

Ask Seek Knock 2015

Montego Bay

This painting was commissioned by my boss to give to his son. I used a photo they took on a recent visit. His son is doing great work as a social worker near Miami.

Montego Bay 2014

Baby Libi

This painting was commissioned to be given to a well loved boss by his employees. It is of his new baby on a day that was very special to their family.

Baby Libi 2014

McPherson Vet Series (continued)

Here are a few more of the series I’m creating in a special, funky style for McPherson Veterinary Services. Miles loves his vet, and I’m so happy I get to help them redecorate their office using photos of their own clients who have been adopted!

McPherson Vet Series Dog 1 2014   McPherson Vet Series Dog 2 2014   McPherson Vet Series Dog 3 2014   McPherson Vet Series Cat 1 2014

Still Waters

Still Waters was created for my parent’s newly redecorated bedroom, and it features one of my favorite places near Rome, Tivoli Gardens.

Still Waters 2014

Celebrating Tom

This commissioned 18″ by 24″ oil painting was created to celebrate the many aspects of Tom’s life; from his family farm and love for Ohio State, to his favorite tractor, loving wife and years of working for Goodyear. Happy 60th Tom!

Celebrating Tom 2014

Miles (McPherson Vet)

“Miles” is a 3 ft by 2 ft multimedia painting I created as part of a commission piece series for McPherson Veterinary Services in Murfreesboro.   Miles, our 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,  has been visiting Dr. McPherson since he was a puppy, and he loves her and her amazing staff.  Dr. McPherson is redecorating her office, and we have come up with this funky style to depict some of the adopted cats and dogs that are her clients.  All of the money from painting these adopted pets will be going to fund our adoption, so this series is both meaningful and a lot of fun.  The first room is done, so swing by and check it out if you’re in the area!

Miles 2014

Magic

“Magic” is a 16″ by 20″ oil painting created as a special gift to some of my friends who recently gave birth to a precious baby boy. His nursery is inspired by Harry Potter, and his mom loves to read. I used their house colors in the sky, Hogwarts castle is popping up from the book, and of course a quote had to be included from Dumbledore!

Magic 2014

Murfreesboro Mural at Michael Busey’s State Farm Office

Michael Busey is a wonderful Christian man with a wealth of knowledge about business and finance. He recently started a new business venture as a State Farm agent in Murfreesboro, and he asked me to paint this 10′ by 10′ wall mural of Murfreesboro in the office entry way. If you are local, swing by and take a look.

Murfreesboro State Farm Mural 2014

Stay

“Stay” is a 20″ by 30″ oil painting commissioned by some of my friends from small group at church. They are wonderful, creative and talented people so I was honored to be asked to paint this work. This painting hangs in their living room as a reminder of where they’ve been and where they’re going as a couple.

Stay 2014