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One Way to Keep Your Beach Mood All Year Round: The Neptune Festival Poster

One Way to Keep Your Beach Mood All Year Round: The Neptune Festival Poster

Summer is coming to an end, but you can keep those good beach vibes coming all year round with this year's Neptune Festival poster!  I was honored to be contacted by the Neptune Festival Committee in early spring so we could work together to make this gorgeous colorful commemorative poster!  Each year, the Neptune Festival Poster Artist Selection Committee visits Virginia Beach area galleries in search of a local artist whose work best visually captures what the Neptune Festival exists to promote: A celebration of beach life.  I'm so proud to be counted in this exclusive group of artists, including...

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Sea Swept Collection at Palette Home

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Sea Swept Collection at Palette Home

NOW AVAILABLE "Sea Swept" Collection Available now exclusively at Palette Home5813 Grove Avenue | Richmond, Va | July 15th - August 15th Photo credit: Tasha Tolliver via Palette Home   I'm thrilled to be featured at Palette Home this year!I have 37 beautiful pieces from  6"x8" to 48"x48" so come see what fits you!I had a blast being interviewed (and photographed...ooh la la...can these show shots be any prettier? When I'm not wearing jean shorts I enjoy pretending to be a glamour puss) so check out the blog over at Palette Home if you want to learn more about: how I landed my handsome husband a unique type of synesthesia...

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Virginia Beach Artists, Ocean Lovers Featured in Suffolk Exhibit

Virginia Beach Artists, Ocean Lovers Featured in Suffolk Exhibit

If you missed the opening reception of my show, Coastal Conversation, with fellow beach artist Ed Obermeyer, you can enjoy this recap that ran in the Virginian-Pilot by correspondent Cindy Focke. Enjoy!        Virginian-Pilot, by correspondent Cindy Focke Oysters are living among waves through March 30 at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. The works of Virginia Beach artists Stephie Jones and Ed Obermeyer, both professed ocean lovers, are featured in an exhibit titled “Coastal Conversation.” The center, formerly Suffolk High School which was built in 1922, was restored and re-purposed as the visual performing arts venue for the...

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Coastal Conversation: New Gallery Show at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Feb-March 2019

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Coastal Conversation: New Gallery Show at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Feb-March 2019

Hello oyster lovers! You'll be glad to know that per you request, I'm busy filling my studio this month with lots of large beautiful oyster paintings! Come see my all new collection at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts this February! Another of my favorite artists, Ed Obermeyer, will be showing in the adjoining gallery. He's also an ocean lover and you'll see it in his beautiful paintings of cresting waves. You can meet me in person at the opening reception, or come by in the months of February and March to check out some beautiful large pieces for your walls. All paintings...

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Live Painting at the Commonwealth Coastal Classic, Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m.

Live Painting at the Commonwealth Coastal Classic, Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m.

In October, I'll be painting oysters LIVE at the Commonwealth Coastal Classic—a festival full of fine-dining chefs, small-batch craft beer, local spirits, wine tastings, open-flame cooking and Virginia oystermen. You can see my work taking shape on Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at Town Point Park in Norfolk. Foodies, wine lovers and art collectors will be flocking to this first of its kind event in Hampton Roads (rescheduled date due to inclement September weather). More than 30 head chefs from culinary leading lights like Harper’s Table of Suffolk, Fin Seafood of Newport News, and Eurasia (a personal fave of mine) and Zoës Steak and...

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