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Kinston NC Paintings – contest winners

Kinston NC Paintings I was back in Kinston this year for the annual plain air paint out. Last year my painting “Rainy Day in Kinston” had won the first place. The painting was sold and was the poster for this year’s annual Kinston BBQ festival. It had rained last year everyday of the paint out. […]

Southport NC paintings by Carolina fine Artist

Southport NC paintings by Carolina fine Artist I have been painting beautiful town of Southport for few years now. The town invites artists to plein air paintouts and wet-paint sales every spring and fall. I have enjoyed painting this quaint town and am thankful to many art patrons who have purchased my original paintings. This […]

Wrightsville Beach Paintings

Wrightsville Beach Paintings from the recent plein air paint out. The paint out was hosted by the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. This was a two day long plein air event, followed by a Wet paint sale. This was the first paint out for the Musuem and it turned out to be a real success. […]

Live wedding painting at The Oaks at Salem in Apex North Carolina by Raleigh Artist

I finally had my opportunity to paint live at the beautiful  Oaks at Salem in Apex NC! I have known owner April Maness for awhile. In fact, when I had painted my first ceremony painting at the All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, April was the photographer for that wedding. I did not have the opportunity to meet […]

Southport Plein Aire Paintout

30 May 2014 / in Plein Air, Watercolor

I traveled to Southport,NC  this weekend to participate in their semi-annual Paint Out.  We arrived in Southport on Friday evening, a few minutes after 6pm.  We went to a lovely reception and met a few friend, and then I went off to paint while my family explored the area.  I found a spot in the […]

North Carolina Fine Artist – “Road to Asheville” watercolor painting

"Road to Asheville". 10.5x14.5. Watercolor on paper.
11 Jun 2013 / in Landscape, Painting, Watercolor

From my recent trip to Asheville NC. I love Asheville! I had done live wedding painting there recently. And also photo sessions in the surrounding area. Simply beautiful. I did this painting while on a trip with my wife. She was photographing AENC’s annual meeting. One evening we went to the downtown. It was busy! […]

All Saints Chapel Ceremony – Watercolor Wedding painting { Kathe + Todd }

Wedding Painting of Kathe and Todd. All Saints Chapel Ceremony. 16x20 watercolor on paper. Studio commission.

This is my second wedding painting of the beautiful All Saints Chapel (Raleigh NC) in last few days! Last week I had painted Ashley & Chris’s wedding live there. Kathe and Todd’s painting is a studio commission. I used reference photos to create this painting. However, the painting is not a copy of photo! I […]

All Saints Chapel Raleigh – Live Wedding Painting { Ashley + Chris }

Ashley & Chris. Live Wedding Painting at All Saints Chapel. Oil on Linen. 16x12.
14 May 2013 / in Alla Prima, Oil, Painting, Wedding Painting

One of my first live wedding paintings was at the beautiful All Saints Chapel in Raleigh. That was a watercolor painting of ceremony back in 2009. So, this historic chapel is very special to me! And I was excited to be commissioned by Ashley’s parents to paint live there again. This was a live wedding […]

Asheville Live Wedding Painter – Camp Wayfarer First Dance Painting { Ashley + Ben }

Ashley & Ben. 16x20 live wedding painting. Watercolor.

This was a special commission for many reasons. The venue was beautiful Camp Wayfarer in Flat Rock NC (outside of Asheville). I was commissioned by Ashley’s parents to paint the first dance in watercolor. I thank Amy Wood and Shay Brown of Shay Brown Events for introducing my service to the Strickland family. This was […]

Raleigh Plein Air Artist – Sunday Antique Market

Sunday Antique Market. 12x16. Watercolor on paper.

Finally the spring has arrived in Raleigh! That means more plein air painting! I love cold weather too. But, I get busy during winter time and rarely get to go out and paint. Most of my work in winter is done in studio and at night. April is also the start of wedding painting season for […]

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