Painting A Bayou… what I learned from my student.


Moonlit Heron  20″ X 20″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Just so you know I am an Arizona Artist and have never visited Bayou Country nor stepped foot in Louisiana. However,  I do love all things water, and living on a lake in Michigan as a youth I did see my share of blue herons stopping for a bite to eat during their summer visit.

My talented student wanted to learn about painting with color, and movement so she suggested a bayou scene since she is from that part of the world. As for vegetation on the bayous I was remiss.  I had to admit I didn’t know what trees grew there, nor anything about the low hanging mosses. She taught me a lot when she brought in a beautiful photo-book of spectacular pictures of the Bayou.  I was hooked… and I had to paint that moss, and the heron and the cypress tree. This is why I love to teach, somedays I learn more from my students than they learn from me.

A total departure from my usual Southwestern landscapes.  I hope you like it.

Moonlit Heron

20" X 20" Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas


Boutique Art


Dreamy Lagoon 24″ X 24″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas

What is Boutique Art anyway? It is one of a kind art that is made in a small studio or shop with very limited additions.  It is SMALL in quantity but not in quality.  That is what I have come to believe is the best for my collectors and myself.  I am not like Thomas Kincaid who mass-produced his images in order to make millions.  A Dunmire in every home is not my goal.  I want a select few of discriminating collectors who know the value of beautiful art and  who want to get to know the artist and have a relationship.

I want collectors who get me… understand why I paint and identify with my calling.  People who love living positively, energetically, and lovingly.

So I brand myself as a boutique artist, an original one of a kind artist. Someone to get to know and if you “get me” you will love my “Boutique Art”.

Creating in a small studio, one painting at a time.

Stop by my website and get to know me.


Dreamy Lagoon

24" X 24" Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas Originally $864 on Sale for this Blog Post NOW $695