Some Old Friends End Up in Unexpected Places, in Unexpected Ways

The afternoon of April 23rd was pretty much a typical afternoon for me, I generally take a break and sit for a few minutes with a cup of coffee and peruse the internet.  I came across a Chattic interview with Nicole Sawyer and  Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, titled "Learn How to Pair Timeless Treasures with Modern Designs."  Toma is owner of the world's largest antique touring company, with antique tours in England, France, Thailand, Cambodia, Italy, Myanmar, Sweden, Denmark, Vietnam, Germany, Indonesia, Belgium, Laos, and United States.  The interview was charming, informative and quite enjoyable, so I found myself all caught up in it and loving the lively exchange between Nicole and Toma, then Andrew Ford, when up popped the image of a painting I did years ago when the subject came to mixing art and antiques.  The last I saw of that painting was when it was being placed in a crate headed to Las Vegas! I hadn't thought of that painting in eons!  Well that was fun and totally unexpected!

If you love antiques, and want to watch this wonderful short video I am including it below, it is a lot of fun, and you can learn about a new app coming soon which teaches you how to value vintage and antique treasures from those in the know! 

Toma Clark Haines "What I like is when you take a Renaissance piece and then mix it in a room.  Throw in an Eames chair.  Throw in a grand master painting simultaneously, that's what works with antiques."

Andrew Ford, Ford Art & Antiques, Inc. : "I would agree, and that is a lot of what you are seeing in design magazines these days.  And maybe an 18th century commode with a more contemporary painting..."

... and there she was.  My painting.  Sometimes you run into an old friend when having a sip of coffee and perusing the internet.



Fine Art Meets Functional Art

Posting major thanks today to Amber and her team at Markay Gallery in Marietta GA, OTP Atlanta, for this wonderful video demonstration of my newest fine art product, luxury custom art doors!
Thank you Christen Fountain, gallery rep at Markay Gallery, for demonstrating so wonderfully the door which may be viewed at the gallery.  Inquire today, commissions available, interior designer and builder inquiries are always welcome!

Thanks for viewing the video, and as always thank you for your interest!  


TSL Fine Art Doors

Side A Painting

Installed this double sided functional fine art door (there is a different painting on reverse side) Saturday evening at Markay Gallery  My husband and I enjoyed our time with gallery owner Amber Byrd and her charming husband Sean, who were curating the gallery's first anniversary this Friday! Amber and I have worked previously on an exciting commercial project featuring three original functional art doors, and look forward to offering original fine art doors now for residential, corporate and public spaces!

Side B

Totally thrilled to to offer something unique for collectors and builders of discerning spaces!

Buckhead (Atlanta) project.

Thank you for your interest!

Peace, light and love.


Little oil studies-

Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Three oil studies completed in early March in the floorboard of my auto; please excuse the one visually elongated from the camera's vantage point in response to the painting's propped up and angled position.  These studies are all dramatically different in style, I enjoyed the challenge of all three.  The two small ones are available through
Markay Gallery 


As luck would have it ~

“My good opinion once lost is lost forever.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Concept work from December.