Friday, June 29, 2012

I've been busy getting ready for a display a the Flagstaff High Country Conference Center. It's  the Community Art Exhibit 2012 that will also be featured at the First Friday Art Walk on July 6.
I'm honored to be featured with 10 other artists from Flagstaff.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

New Bling for Jewelry

I just received these tiny glass teardrops beads made in the Czek Republic from Rio Grande(a supplier in Albuquerque that I frequently order from, I  am anxious to try them, they should add a nice little hint of color to my earrings.

This afternoon I am sitting at the Artists Coalition Gallery in Flagstaff.( It's a cooperative of artists that show their work in the gallery, support each other, provide educational opportunities, and put on the annual Open Studios tour in the fall that I will be participating in.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Full Moon Painting

I had an interesting painting experience this weekend. I was invited to go moonlight painting with 4  local women artists. We went to Wupatki National Monument at dusk for a picnic then to the Wukoki Pueblo to paint in the full moonlight. It was absolutely magical! Of course we didn't know what our paintings would be like until we got home, and it was a great exercise in values.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


I am a pastel plein air landscape artist. I live in Flagstaff Arizona and also spend time in Tucson Arizona, both beautiful places to paint.

This a painting done at the De Grazia Gallery in the Sun in Tucson Arizona.

This a sample of my jewelry done in metals/wire/tagua seeds from the amazon rainforest.


Hart Prairie Flagstaff Arizona
This is the beginning of my journey into my love of the arts. I have worked for the past (many) years as a nurse in hospitals and a surgical practice. I have loved my career but I have also always created art (painting, basket weaving, jewelry making recently). I would love to share some of my process with you.