My husband took one look at this little creature upon it's completion, and said, "He looks like a gremlin, or you know... One of those leprechauns? He just has one of those grins." In response, I laughed... just like a leprechaun :)
I am a self taught whimsical artist who enjoys watching my characters come to life with every stroke of my brush. I believe animals have souls and my art has a way of capturing their spirit. Painting people isn't my strength, however angels will sometimes find there way on to my canvas when I'm not expecting it. Thank you for visiting my "Art And Soul."
I'm intrigued with whiskers.... The way they look and feel. They are so sensitive and seem to be alive like little antennas full of energy transmitting information to its host from the outside world. I don't care for men's whiskers... As far as I'm concerned they are quite useless, but a cat must have them. Can you even imagine a cat without them? They are magical to the touch. For it is as if I connect with the feline mind when I feel them if even for a moment. Kitty's don't like to have there whiskers stroked. They are hypersensitive to any physical contact, yet they are important wire like receptacles that have a survival mechanism built into them. I would like to be a cat for a day just for the sole purpose of experiencing the sensation of whiskers from a cat's point of view.
SOLD to the highest bidder in support of the Oregon Humane Society 2013
Kitty's Aura SOLD!
Inspired by my Kitty whom has brought so much joy and healing into my life, and home. He is so full of positive energy that when I pet him I feel like I am being plugged into happy purrrring. My minds I sees so many beautiful colors illuminating from him I just had to paint them, and share the love!
"A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing. " Muhamed Ali Quote
Belle Got Her Wish
Belle has a stubborn personality full of southern charm. She insisted on the sun bonnet. Three times I painted her face and each time a look of discontent would come across her. I tried changing her smile, her eyes, nose, and even her hair. Finally, in a moment of silence I understood it was the hat she wanted.
24" x 30" Original Acrylic Painting
"Every time I look in the mirror..., all the lines on my face getting clearer. The past is gone, it goes by like dusk til done. Isn't that the way everybody's got their dues in life to pay."
The Lone Ranger SOLD!
I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf. I don't say I don't like people at all, but to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and minds." Bela Lugosi Quote
SOLD! Original Acrylic painting on recycled fence wood
8" x 10" Original Acrylic Painting
Rhode Island Red
Special pet portrait for Grandma Linda
An Unexpected Encounter
Warning! This one's a trouble maker.
Sitting Pretty SOLD!
This original paper and canvas painting is titled "Sitting Pretty," inspired by my own cats whom never miss an opportunity to enjoy the simple comforts in our home. If I'm ever to buy a new piece of furniture, pillow or blanket they seem to think it was purchased just for them and are sure to test out the goods promptly letting me know they approve
One look from your best friend can say it all.....
True Blue Inspiration
The real Gracie
FRIDA KAHLO RENDITION "HEART ON HER SLLEVE"
Blue Eyes And Butterflies
In memory of my Grandpa who's name was really Bunny. I have fond memories of him sitting in his favorite chair wearing holey white socks, and wiggling his toes. I miss him dearly
Birds Of Paradise
Howie The Heartbreaker
"If a woman rebels against high-heeled shoes, she should take care to do it in a very smart hat."
16" x 20" Original Acrylic Painting
"It' Been One Of Those Days"
Blue-Footed Booby Bird
I found this funny little picture in a magazine and had to paint it just for laughs
One of my favorite paintings I sold to a nice man living in florida
Room With A View SOLD!
My dad nicknamed me "Twerp." I think it started in the early 70's. It's been years since I've heard him call me that.... I guess I'm just too old now... However, he still likes to remind me that I'm a "Shrimp." LOL
I STOP FOR PEPPERS
IN AFRICA ROOM DISPLAY
Artist Self Portrait SOLD!
love the simplicity of this painting, the subdued background and muted olive tones mixed with a bit of buttercup yellow. Most of all, the emotion it provokes from my viewers in general; laughter and smiles. It is quite symbolic of my personality. A bit of a show off...., and I somehow naturally seem to find my head in the sand more often then not. Artist Teffany Ingram
You sneaky bird...
"Inside you there's an artist you don't know about... Say yes quickly, if you know, if you've known it from before the beginning of the universe." Jalai Ud-Din Rumi
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." Anais Nin
My playfull side SOLD!
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost." Martha Graham
Frida's Dream SOLD!
This painting is my minds eye of a modern day Frida Kahlo. Her dreams live on and take flight through so many living artists today. She has affected and influenced the world of art with her creative thoughts, her heart and paintings. Viva Frida
"GO ASK ALICE"
....... She has the answers.
"FRIDA SMILES" - Acrylic on Canvas Board
"The life which is not examined is not worth living." PLATO
"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at."
Santa Fe Nights SOLD!
Darkness greets light with a kiss and gives birth to a shadow." Teffany Ingram
"DANCING PALMS" - SOLD!
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." Duke Ellington and Irving Mills
"Scarlet Sister Mary", by Juliet Peterkin
If it stinks, I won't eat it. If it's evil, I won't eat it. It's as simple as that. I should have married a chef!