• All We Need

    All We Need

    March 7, 2022

    All We Need This heart filled crusiform depicts being firmly centered and yet gently held and linked together by the purple strings of our God and Christ. Looking at this brilliantly defined heart helps me remember to move to my center, where Christ resides and where peace can be found. I don’t know about you […]

  • Heart Centered Peace

    Heart Centered Peace

    September 11, 2021

    Is it possible to find peace, the peace which surpasses understanding? Is it possible to actually let go and fall into peace?  Today peace may seem remote, unattainable. Searching denotes action and to me peace is a state of non-action. So how do we get from a place of restlessness, a place loaded with fear, […]

  • Pathway to Wisdom

    Pathway to Wisdom

    March 31, 2020

    How do we manage (is that another word for control?) in this seemingly unmanagable time.  No matter where we find ourselves in this world wide journey of COVID-19, where we focus can make all the difference.  The promise of life will guide us through the dark places of our days.  Taking shelter provides respite and […]

  • Light is Near

    Light is Near

    January 29, 2019

    My heart aches for the broken, for the struggling for the pervasive darkness. So easy and yet painful, it is to wallow in the shadows where we find ourselves sucked into the mire.  The ancient maple remains a sentinel, steadfast, purposefully bent and broken, serving as a guide to those who pass by. The crooked […]

  • Onward


    October 13, 2017

    Destruction, distrust and despair flame fears.  Deciding which path to take in the darkness can be overwhelming. We may stumble and fall along the way.  Making our way through the forest by taking our first step is all that we can hope to do.  By doing just that momentum prevails.  With each step the path […]

  • Among Us

    Among Us

    September 6, 2017

    Angels are among us, surrounding and watching over us.  Our choices to be aware, afraid, adrift, aloof are ours.  Acknowledging God’s presence is a part of opening our eyes to Miracles.  How can I ignore God’s hand in the hands of those reaching out, to those crying for help, during and after Hurricane Harvey?  How can I ignore […]

  • Rooted


    June 7, 2016

    Woods:  Rooted in tension.  Here we get a sense of gnarly yet smooth connections between what is below, what appears on the surface and what springs above.  This painting is available at Inwood Gallery in Charlevoix, MI.

  • Formation


    October 8, 2015

      A reminder … always begin with a prayer.  Lord, Co-create with me. Bringing God into the studio with intention.  God, three x’s seven being a minimum … music to fill the soul and the space create the atmosphere for intentional painting. In this case, sea green was the base color providing a purposeful blend […]

  • Gratefulimages is back

    Gratefulimages is back

    July 15, 2014

    Gratefulimages is back … a wave of energy has propelled me to begin this new adventure.  After several years of a stagnate website gratefulimages is alive again focusing on those inspirational images … meaningful messages.  It took a trip to the California Coast to wash away the cobwebs and clear my mind.  2014 has been […]