Saturday, February 22, 2014

Note Cards

Did you know you can purchase all the art listed on my online gallery as personalized note cards.

Someone from Germany just bought a set with my "Paris Moonlight" artwork on them.    The back of each card has my name on it as "the artist" but they had the inside personalized.  Wonder what they said?

The folks at Fine Art America make it really easy to order cards just the way you want them.

Someone from Jackson, Tennessee bought a set with "The Picnic"a scene of Paris Landing,  on them.

Note cards are a neat way to share the art of your favorite artist (me!) and to collect small prints.  You can buy them one at a time or in sets of 10 or 25.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Release

Finally finished this last night.  I'm really enjoying painting playfully.  This is supposed to be a whimsical view of the McWherter Bridge at Paris Landing - just around the corner from my house, but I suppose it could be any bridge.

To purchase orginal, please contact me.
Prints in a variety of sizes and formats. 

Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Special Format Jack's Pool Room Just For Merison's

Delivered another one of these to Merison's the other day.  This is a 16" x 20" (standard frame size), black mat with cut outs for all three Jack's Pool Room prints, the title and the artist's name (me).  And to add a little drama and make it even more special, the prints are in black and white on archival art paper.  Need I say - it would make a great Valentine's present for someone.

Merison's is the only place on the planet where you can buy this arrangement.   That's right - the entire planet.   This format was created especially for them because they are such special folks.

Merison's is a locally owned store that sells furniture, electronics and appliances.  They also display and sell art created by local artists on their walls which makes them pretty special to me.  And they have pretty cool employees who don't mind kicking their heels up and having a little fun with eccentric artists like me - as you can see in this photo on the right.

You really need to see this format in person to appreciate it so hurry on over to Merison's and look at all the art and furniture, electronics and appliances.

And if you don't live anywhere near Paris, Tennessee - my neighborhood - you can order the individual prints of Jack's Pool Room here.  They just won't be in this special formatted mat - but they are still pretty cool.

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Gallery Wall

So what do artists do with all those paintings they generate when they are in-between galleries or still in the works?   It would be nice if artists could sell their paintings as fast as they paint them or have them all farmed out to galleries.  But it just doesn't work that way.   So in the meantime .... rather than me continuing to punch nail holes in my studio wall, my husband created a gallery hanger for me.

The hanger which is about 1/2" x 1 1/2" is painted to match the wall and is hung with a very small gap between it and the wall.  The paintings are then hung from the wooden strip on fishing line.  You can't see the fishing line in this photo and you can hardly see it if you are standing right here in the room with it.

I've been pretty busy this winter painting.  Several of these are not finished - like the big one right in the middle.  And some are for painting classes at T.F. Rice & Co. when it opens in the Spring.  

The "laugh" sign is there just to remind me that I need to do that at least once a day.

I love my new gallery wall!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


If love is all you need, I have just the art print for you.  Several different versions are available in my online print gallery as prints or on canvas.  Just click here.

Order soon to receive in time for Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Bridge Going No Where

There are a lot of unique things about Paris Landing, but one of the things we have that you may not find anywhere else is a bridge that goes nowhere.

So ... here's the scoop.

A unique view of the new McWherter Bridge seen through the old Fitzhugh Bridge
by Paris Landing artist Lee Owenby

It's scary to think this old bridge was actually two lanes.
Just imagine two big old trucks passing each other on this.

The old bridge is located inside Paris Landing State Park.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014