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  • White Roses in Blue Pot
    40" x 30" Oil Pastel on Canvas featuring white roses in a Blue clay pot created by Bulldog Pottery (a favorite of the artist) of Seagrove, NC. This painting was created as part of a presentation by Moen Kitchen Faucets at the Elder Gallery. Moen requested an artist demonstration. The choice of the blue vase in this composition was inspired by the concept of flowing water.

    This painting is framed and available for purchase at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    715,960
    Gallery
  • Schubert's Eighth - The Unfinished Symphony
    30" x 40" Oil Pastel of seven white roses in a cylindrical blue and white vase against a dark background featuring an almost hidden keyhole. The title references the Unfinished Symphony of Franz Shubert which is a tongue and cheek play on the free and unfinished look in this painting.

    The original painting is unframed and available for purchase at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    1302,960
    Gallery
  • Golden Peony
    30" x 30" Oil Pastel on Arches Watercolor Paper supported on panel features an unusual golden yellow variety of peony grown by the artist and displayed in a small undulating glass vase against a dark background.

    The original is framed and available for purchase at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    963,960
    Not For Sale
  • Good Friday
    60" x 40" Oil Pastel on Canvas features a double purple tulip grown by the artist and placed in a cylindrical glass vase against a layered background inspired by Rothko's color panels. The painting was prepared with Gold Gesso which is visible under the layers of oil pastel.

    The original is unframed and available for purchase from the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    647,960
    Gallery
  • Resurgam
    40" x 30" Oil Pastel on Canvas displays a very large red coral rose submerged in a glass vase filled with water. The title references the inscription on the tomb of Helen Burns in the novel Jane Eyre - Resurgam - I will rise again. The image also incorporates the notion of Baptism, submergence and rebirth.

    The original painting is framed and available for purchase from the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    714,960
    Gallery
  • Decalog
    40" x 30" Oil Pastel on Canvas featuring 10 magenta tulips in a crackled glass vase with backlighting against a dark background. The water and glass in this image presented a singular challenge!

    The original painting is framed and available for purchase from the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    714,960
    Gallery
  • Threshold
    24" x 18" Oil Pastel on Canvas featuring a single yellow rose in a very small and complex glass vase propped on the underside of a clay pot to simulate a threshold. 

    This original painting is framed and available for purchase from the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.
    803,960
    Gallery
  • Yellow Roses
    30" x 30" Oil Painting on Canvas features several yellow roses displayed in a warm cream pot with an unusual glaze purchased from a Seagrove, NC potter. 

    The original painting is framed and available from the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    967,960
    Gallery
  • Night Watch
    30" x 40" Oil Pastel on Canvas features white tulips with yellow cream tones displayed in a textured glass vase, The image was captured at night and gives the impression of little lights keeping watch through the darkness.

    The original painting is framed and available for purchase from the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    1258,960
    Gallery
  • White Smoke
    48" x 36" Oil Pastel on Canvas was completed on the day that the white smoke emerged from the Vatican announcing the election of Pope Frances. The image features white tulips in a tulip shaped vase against a dark background with a red shadow which symbolically represents the transition from cardinal (red) to the papacy (white).

    The original is available for purchase from the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    704,960
    Not For Sale
  • Surprised by Joy
    20' x 30" Oil Pastel on canvas featuring white roses displayed in a clay pot which has been fired with a crystalline glaze by a potter in Seagrove, North Carolina. 

    This painting is owned by Central Piedmont Community College and is displayed in the Office of the President.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    1201,960
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  • Teacups, Tulips and Tangerines
    30" x 30" Oil Pastel on Canvas represents a traditional still life composition featuring light elements against a dark background with contrasting orange and blue accents.

    The original is retained by the Artist.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    958,960
    Not For Sale
  • Blue Ice
    40" x 30" Oil Pastel on Canvas featuring a large white Peony grown by the artist  in the back yard and displayed a crystalline clay pot acquired by the artist from Uwharrie Crystalline Pottery in Seagrove, NC.

    This painting was acquired in July, 2018 by a private collector as a birthday gift for his charming wife.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    712,960
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  • White Peonies on Blue Cloth
    40' x 40" Oil Pastel on Canvas portraying delicate white Peonies grown by the artist and displayed in an earth tone pot created by a close personal friend of the artist.

    This painting has been acquired by a private collector.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    958,960
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  • Diadem
    30" x 40" Oil Pastel on Canvas featuring several pastel Dahlias from the garden of the artist composed on a dark counter with a golden background to produce the effect of an icon. 

    The original painting has been acquired by a private collector and is unavailable for purchase.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    1268,960
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  • Constantine's Dream
    60" x 40" Oil Pastel on Canvas featuring a large yellow Dahlia from the garden of the artist displayed against a black and white background. The flower image was painted in the shape of the Chi-Rho, the Roman descriptor of Christ. In his dream, Constantine was told to conquer in this sign. Legend has it that upon awakening, he instructed his troops to paint the image of the Chi-Rho on their shields. He was indeed victorious and took power in Rome. He opened the door of tolerance for the Christian Religion in the Roman Empire and converted to Christianity himself in 313 AD. 

    The original painting is retained in the collection of the artist.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    634,960
    Not For Sale
  • Blue Cross
    30" x 40" Oil Pastel on Canvas of a Yellow Rose displayed in a glass flute against a dark background. A tiny shaft of light formed a portion of a cross in the background curtain not visible in the painting. The remainder of the cross was added to strengthen the composition.

    The original has been acquired by a private collector in Charlotte, NC.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    1290,960
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  • Annuciation
    28" x 22" Oil Pastel on Paper framed under glass. This early oil pastel of a single rose in a small heart shaped vase was painted as an homage to Mary's acceptance of the will of God as she was offered the role of the mother of Christ. Reminiscent of Renaissance imagery of incarnation, the light pierces the glass without breaking it. This painting has received numerous award including the Thomas Moran Award from the Salmagundi Club of New Year, first place in the Oil Pastel Society Professional Members Show and finalist in the Art Collectors Floral and Still Life Competition.

    The original is retained in the collection of the artist.

    Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions of this Image are available through Bliss Gallery in Belmont, NC. 
    433,500
    Not For Sale
  • Oriente
    36" x 48" Oil Pastel on Canvas depicts a large white peony grown by the artist displayed in a blue crystalline vase acquired from a Seagrove, NC potter. Oriente refers to the rising sun in the east, and this image spoke to me of the sun rising over the sea.

    The original is in the private collection in San Francisco, CA.
    1290,960
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  • Gardenias and Blue Pot
    30" x 30" Oil Pastel on Canvas features white gardenias from the artist's garden displayed in a cherished blue pot created by a close personal friend.

    The original has been acquired by a private collector.
    965,960
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  • Asian Lillies
    40" x 40" Oil Pastel on Canvas of several exquisite pink and white Asian Lillies displayed in a pastel crystalline pot acquired from Seagrove, NC.

    The original painting has been purchased by a private collector and is unavailable for purchase.
    970,960
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  • Epiphany
    30" x 30" Oil Pastel on Canvas features white tulips displayed in an earth tone pot created by a close personal friend of the artist.

    The original has been acquired by a private collector.
    959,960
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  • Still Life with Peaches
    30" x 40" Oil Pastel on Paper framed under glass. This painting features a number of elements from the state of North Carolina including the peonies from the garden of the artist, peaches from a local peach grove, textiles produced in the state and wooden furniture made in NC. It juried into the International Guild of Artists Annual Competition.

    The original has been acquired by a private collector in North Carolina.
    394,350
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  • Pentecost
    48"  x 36" Oil Pastel on Canvas featuring backlit red roses in a tulip shaped glass vase against a dark background. The imagery references the tongues of flame which inspired the disciples of Christ to emerge from the darkness and preach the Gospel of Christ to all nations.

    The original painting has been acquired by a private collector in Charlotte, NC.
    635,950
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  • Cathedral
    30" x 30" Oil Pastel on Canvas featuring a Magenta Rhododendron from the garden of a friend displayed in a round cracked glass vase which referenced the feel of stain glass found in cathedrals.

    The original painting has been acquired by a private collector in North Carolina.
    793,800
    Not For Sale
  • Becky's Flowers
    24" x 24" Oil Pastel on Canvas features coral roses in a cherished blue pot made by a close personal friend of the artist.

    The original painting has been acquired by a collector in Texas,
    600,601
    Not For Sale
  • Resurrection
    60" x 40" Oil Pastel on Paper framed under glass features a single rose displayed in a tube glass vase.

    The original painting has been acquired by a collector in Charlotte, NC.
    350,477
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  • Sacrifice
    10" x 8" Oil Pastel on Paper framed under glass features a single pink rose displayed in a heart shaped red vase. This is the first attempt at a floral still life with oil pastel.

    The original has been retained by the artist.
    225,309
    Not For Sale
  • Fleurchons
    10" x 10" Oil Pastel on Paper framed under glass features several coral roses from the garden of the artist in a shot glass.

    The original has been acquired by a private collector in Charlotte, NC for his wife to celebrate the birth of their first child.
    400,505
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  • Cinnabar
    16" x 20" Oil Pastel on Paper featuring a deep red rose in a pale green glass tube vase. This image collected an Oil Pastel Society Honorable Mention and was included in the Creative Catalyst Winter Show.

    The original painting was acquired by a private collector in Charlotte, NC.
    428,336
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  • Communion
    12" x 16" Oil Pastel on Paper framed under glass featuring 2 roses in separate vases against a dark background. THis painting was  the First Prize Winner of the Creative Catalyst Productions Summer Show of 2005.

    The original painting was acquired by a private collector in Fort Mill, SC.
    500,404
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  • Redemption
    16" x 20" Oil Pastel on Paper framed under glass depicts a number of coral red roses in a faux silver vase. 

    The original painting was acquired by a private collector in Charlotte, NC.
    600,466
    Not For Sale
  • Visitation
    24" x 24" Oil Pastel on Paper framed under glass feature 2 yellow Roses in a rounded glass vase.

    The original was acquired by a private collector in Charlotte, NC.
    502,600
    Not For Sale
  • Ephemera
    20" x 16" Oil Pastel on Paper framed under glass features a single pink rose in a glass vase with a very dark backgound.

    The original painting was acquired by a private collector in Charlotte, NC.
    442,600
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  • Nativity
    432,600
    Not For Sale
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