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'In any land what is there more glorious than sunlight! Even here in the desert where it falls fierce and hot like a rain of meteors, it is the one supreme beauty to which all things pay allegiance ... The chief glory of the desert is its broad blaze of omnipresent light.'
-John Van Dyke

Monday, November 30, 2020

Hummingbirds of Arizona - in Paper Mache

 I hope you like these as much as my Facebook friends: 

Now available: hand-sculpted paper mache Hummingbirds,

They can be Tree ornaments, but they will be sweet reminders of Arizona's natural beauty all year round.

They are somewhat larger than the real birds - about the size of my palm. Most will be painted with metallic accents in the pattern of real SE AZ species. Special requests are possible.

Some already sold in the raw, white stage - they look quite elegant that way, less folk-artsy. All are f
or indoor or safely covered patio areas.

Cost (all in US dollars) 35 white, 45 fully painted, plus shipping 8, but the box can hold 2 or 3 birds for the same single fee. For payment I accept checks or you can call me with your credit card info to use Square (520-682-2837). No Paypal anymore. email me if you are interested ( amounts are very limited because they are so time intensive.

Tucsonans can safely pick up on my outdoor patio and save postage (Picture Rocks)

Friday, December 27, 2019

Watercolor Western Banded Gecko

Part of my Critters of the night series
This little reptile is so delicate that its inner organs and blood show through the lightly scaled skin. So subtle pastell tones combine with the pigmentation of the scales to form a lovely, colorful look.
Watercolor, 11in x14in sold

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Phidippus species, 7in x 11in watercolor
A commissioned watercolor for an Arachnid specialist and bugging friend - and maybe also a nice image for a tree ornament for the eclectic taste? The ornament is a 3in porcelain disk, printed on both sides, for $11.50 to order, email me at 

Paper and canvas prints can also be ordered as usual. Check menu on top for prices, please

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Porcelain Tree Ornaments are ready!

I am making little tree ornaments from some of my paintings. They are 3 inch porcelain plaques and the image appears on both sides. The colors and quality are very similar to my popular art tiles. The photos do not do them justice. 
This was our first attempt at making them and the wolf portrait shows that things can go quite wrong. But I will make the wolf work, I like him. 
You can suggest other images from my paintings - not all can be used in a circle, but I will try if you are especially interested in something. I really have to try a landscape with a saguaro ....e mail me if you are interested and want more info
Here is a link to the flickr gallery with all images 

Of course, they are all round, not square, see the bobcat portrait as example
One Ornament costs $11.50, but for a limited time I am offering 10 (assorted) for $100 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

New Tile released fro the Holiday Season and new gallery representation

Bright Cholla
My Art Tiles are so popular that I'm adding another image: Bright Cholla. It will be available on my web site and at the Oro Valley Tree lightning Festival December 7 and 8 and at the 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair on Dec 12th to 15th. I am also offering my tiles at both Cactus Wren Galleries, here in Tucson on Kinney Rd and in Tubac on Tubac Rd. That beautiful new Cactus Wren gallery right at the turn-off to the footbridge to Shelby's Restaurant deserves a great shout-out!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Holiday Cards for Birders!

My new edition of Holiday cards is ready! As always, I used my watercolor images and added some Holiday cheer. So if you need a Cardinal to bring you some Holly or Mistletoe from our Pyrrhuloxia, e mail me at! Raven, Harris Hawk and Elegant Trogon are into shiny baubles, Roadrunner makes extra speedy deliveries and the owl-elves are not Elf Owls but Burrowing  Owls. A box of all 7 is $25 plus $4 for shipping and  $1.5 for AZ Tax (only if you are in AZ)

My Naturalists' Holiday collection is also available again this year, so send me an e mail if you'd like those critters!

Friday, October 4, 2019

All my tiles in one flickr gallery

Upon request, I've added some tile images of wildlife and birds. So now there are 30 images for you to chose from. They are here in this flickr gallery 
The tiles are 8x10 inches so not square as in the collage. The price is $44 plus shipping. Within AZ 6.1% sales tax has to be added. I hope you like them!
I will of course offer them at my art fairs (see schedule above) and you can get some at the Cactus Wren Gallery on Kinney Rd south of the Arizona Desert Museum and Old Tucson.