The Hollow

The Hollow, 11″x14″, oil on canvas. Sold.

And if you haven’t had your fill of witches yet, may I recommend watching American Horror Story: Coven if you haven’t already. It’s such a delight to find a show that embraces more seasoned actresses such as Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, and Francis Conroy. These women are powerhouses and know how to push the boundaries between horror and camp. I mean just watch Angela Bassett and Jessica Lange as they exchange pleasantries here. Toss in a guest appearance by Stevie Nicks and it really doesn’t get much more magical than that.

Lucy Crisp And The Vanishing House


I’m running a little behind on chapter three (two paintings to go) but I hope to have it online within three weeks.  In the meantime, here is another cover possibility.  I’m digging the fairies with this one.  As well as her ‘I’m a little drunk and I give up’ expression.  She’s not really drunk….or is she?? I wonder what shenanigans could possibly transpire in the third chapter to bring her to this tormented place.  Stay tuned!

Lucy Crisp And The Vanishing House. Chapter One.

Hello everyone!  I have finally stopped fiddling with the first chapter of my short story, Lucy Crisp And The Vanishing House and it’s all set up and ready for your reading enjoyment.  For all you spelling and grammar lovers, I should mention that my book hasn’t crossed paths with a professional editor yet.  My husband John did do wonders though with what I gave him.   Imagine scraps of wrinkled paper with illegible scribbles, run- on sentences and so many grammar mishaps that I actually heard him wince on a few occasions.

I should also mention that I haven’t decided on a cover yet, I’m still having fun with them so possibly by the time the book is complete we can do some sort of vote for the cover.   I will be releasing three to four chapters of the book online (there are six in total) and then I will publish it in physical book form, either myself or I’ll find a publisher wild enough to take it on.   All of the original artwork is being held back because I would love to have a real show where people can view the paintings in person, (something that I haven’t done in over ten years) likely when the book is released.   In the meantime, I will stock my etsy shop with prints of several of the images.

Lastly, you may want a brief synopsis of the story, and I haven’t quite gotten around to that.  It’s sweet and odd and sometimes a little scary- but not too scary.  It might be considered a mystery so it’s important to pay attention to the pictures as sometimes they give little clues, sometimes… but not always.


Lucy Crisp And The Vanishing House


I’m starting to release little sneaky peeks of a short story that I have been toiling away on called ‘Lucy Crisp And The Vanishing House’.   If you follow me on facebook or instagram, you might have stumbled upon a few of my character paintings for the series already.   The story is actually part of a much larger book that I have been working on for the past few years and I figured it was time to start getting the work out there, so I selected one of the more self-contained stories from the book to start with.   It is essentially illustrated fiction for grown-ups, which seems to rarely exist in the marketplace, for whatever mysterious reason.

I’m hoping to have a couple of chapters ready by the end of the summer, but in the meantime, I will continue to release more sneaky peeks over the next little while.  Please stay tuned!