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My husband and I have been married since 2006, and we love living in Raleigh, NC.. Sam is a great writer, photographer, sailor, and a technical guru. Without him, there would be no blog. I’m a landscape oil painter and enjoy working outdoors, beginning most of my paintings on-location.

In Sept. of 2013, we set out on a two week adventure to Italy. The following pages describe our travels and showcases some of the paintings I began in Florence, Siena, and along the western coast of Liguria. What an amazingly beautiful country. I hope you enjoy our posts – please share your comments! And for additional info about my work and availability please visit my web site at