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Completion of Nashville Homes Series!

Completion of Nashville Homes Series!

House Portraits, News
Georgian, Craftsman Homes, Bungalows, Tudors, Colonials, Cape Cods, Ranch style, and more in my Nashville House Portrait collection. Nashville is such a fun and vibrant city and as I have found with my many visits, its architecture is just as interesting.  Nashville, known as "the Music City"  is an icon in American culture  and its where talented artists migrate for a chance to break into the industry.  With architectural gems like the Ryman Auditorium and Belmont Mansion , Nashville also has a rich history and over the decades has attracted artists of all genres.  Though I did bring my guitar, my aspiration was to find the architectural stars for my Nashville home portrait series. One of the first things to notice about the architecture of Nashville is the Replica of…
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Alameda Neighborhood in Portland, House Portrait Series

Alameda Neighborhood in Portland, House Portrait Series

House Portraits, News
One of my favorite Portland Neighborhoods, Alameda has it all! I have always enjoyed spending time in Portland.  Its reputation of being quirky, cool, weird and green all at the same time, makes life very interesting. Its architecture follows the same model.  And while there is a myriad of unique neighborhoods in Portland, I isolated around a dozen favorites and focused on those for my series of historic Portland house portraits. I am proud to include homes in the Alameda neighborhood as part of my 100 Historic Homes of Portland Collection. Alameda has a feast of architectural styles and well preserved and maintained historic homes and like many of my best-loved areas, it has beautiful tree-lined streets and colorful gardens. Alameda sits right next to the stunning Wilshire Park and…
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Returning to my Auckland NZ roots. . .

Returning to my Auckland NZ roots. . .

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Retracing my artistic journey and being shocked at what was no longer there Going home to New Zealand is always a sentimental journey for me. While I have returned to my Auckland hometown many times since marrying an American and living in the USA for the last three decades, this time was different.  I decided I would retrace my footsteps of those early days when I abandoned a formal art education and opted for the adventure of going it alone and making my living from my art. It was Auckland's inner-city historic homes and architecture that sparked my passion for architectural art.  Images of my paintings and photos from this time are sparse, but I dug around and collected up every remnant I could find.  I was determined to go…
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San Antonio House Portrait Collection

San Antonio House Portrait Collection

House Portraits, News
Watercolor Paintings in San Antonio When I ventured into San Antonio for the first time while touring Texas I was pleasantly surprised at the sheer diversity and impressive array of house portrait styles. I guess I was expecting to see many more Spanish style homes but I found that the Greater San Antonio area has it all! In studying up more, I learned that architecture in San Antonio comes from a wide variety of sources. While it is true that many of the city's homes reflect Texas' Spanish and Mexican roots; with some influence from French builders, rapid growth in the city since the mid twentieth century has led to a fairly wide variety of interesting contemporary architectural buildings as well.  San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S. and the 2nd largest…
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