Wednesday, December 3, 2014

                      Wow!!! less than two weeks to my 
            Holiday Studio Sale & Open House!!!  
                      December 13th & 14th , 12 to 6 pm 
                 Beautiful art , music ,  &  refreshments
                          all in a sweet country setting!!!
               Fill your sleigh with friends
            spend the day in Franklin County
               Lyon School Studio & Gallery 
     4588 Lyon School Rd, Berger, Mo 63014
       Always open by appointment & now -----
                           select Saturdays                
                      throughout the year !
    65 miles west of St Louis-----Hwy 44 west to Washington , Mo.  exit, through Washington,
        and through New Haven , continue 9 miles West of New Haven, to Hwy V V (left)
                   1 mile to Lyon School Road, (right)  1 mile to property on Left 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wow ------What a beautiful Autumn we are having -----!  I am home after a weekend + in Pike County ----Clarksville , Mo-------------enjoyed  a sweet family wedding and some painting time up in that beautiful area ---and want to let you know -- 
Lyon School Studio and Gallery will be ---- Open----this Saturday ---Oct 25th from 10 am to 5 pm --- You might notice I am adding gallery to my home's many names!  So that you will know you are welcome here any time----just give me a call to make an appointment ---spontaneous appointments welcome---- if you are in the Hermann / New Haven area !   

I also plan to be  Open , on Saturday ,  November 12th ,  10 to 5 

Save the Date for my Holiday Studio Sale and Open House ----December 13th and 14th , 12 noon until 6 pm ----if you are not on my postcard mailing list just send me your address  at

Friday, July 18, 2014

Time to travel once again up to Door County Wisconsin  ----- I will be participating in the 2 hour quick paint next Sat , July 26th ------I will spend the week previous painting with friends around  Door County ---- Emma and I are hitting the Road bright and early Sunday morning !   

This past month has been filled with flowers !  I have been painting them non-stop -----poppies, zinnias, sunflowers , phlox  --it is so wonderful ---- and now the tomatoes in our garden are turning ripe --mmmmmmmm!  

If you missed my Summer Studio Sale in June and want to visit my studio just give me a call  or e-mail to set up an appointment!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Springtime Art Happenings

                                     Thankfully springtime is bursting out all over !
                             Sweet blossom scents and sprouting greens are everywhere!
My recent trip to Dallas , Texas to the Meadows Museum to study , absorb and be thrilled by the brilliant  paintings and drawings of Joaquin Sorolla was tremendous ! I  spent two + days at the museum just being with his work and am grateful for the trip!   Here is a study I drew from his piece-------"The Young Amphibians"  one of my favorite paintings in the show.
This past week I traveled to New Harmony, Indiana, for their First Brush of Spring Plein Air Event .
I thoroughly enjoyed the comraderie of painting with  other  artists at the event , the hardwork -----I produced 7 new paintings in three days ----- the wonderful, artful  town and it's people and the ending show , sale, and competiton.  I was awarded an honorable mention for my painting, "Where the Eagle Lands" , and sold three paintings at the sale . Great event!

Friday, December 6, 2013

 Lyon School Holiday Studio Sale is Tomorrow and Sunday!!

               Dec 7th and 8th 2013, 12 to 6 pm 

Join me for delicious warm food, hot cider, warm friends and HOT NEW ART!!!!!  4588 Lyon School Rd , Berger, Mo 
63014-------bring your friends    ------
                   peace love and holiday blessings

"Thanksgiving "    5 x 7    oil  
My daughter Sarah Keefe came to our thanksgiving 
meal and brought me a beautiful bouquet of

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Summertime Adventures

                     "Dream Clouds"  18 x 18  oil  Quick Paint Door County 2013                                                              Just back from Door County and a week long adventure in painting ----traveled with my artist friend Gloria Gaus ----participated in the Door County Plein air  2 hour ---open Quick Paint on Sat, July 27th ----painted evening light  on the stunning rocky shore at Gil's Rock with Billyo, Jan Trager, Gloria Gaus, Larry Moore, Hai-ou Hou , Jason Sacran & Stuart Fullerton --------worth the ten hour travel in itself !  Thanks for including us !


                                                                           Beach at Gil's Rock   12 x 12 

 Highlights along the way ----painting on the shore in the quaint town of ephraim , 30 mile an hour sideways rain chasing us out of our covered pavilion in Sister Bay , painting  the "old" cherry orchard on Hwy  "F" in the afternoon light , the beautiful early and late light on Kangaroo Lake ----the show and reception at Peninsula School of Art-----talking about art , doing art , admiring and soaking up art!

Friday, July 12, 2013

          What beautiful weather we're having!!!
          Summer at it's best here in Missouri!

Looking forward to another trip up to Door County Wisconsin----around the 20th of July -----and on Saturday , July 27th I will participate once again in the Quick Paint Competition as part of the Door County Plein Air Event, in Fish Creek -----

In the meantime I have been  painting most days -----figure one day -----sunset with cows another -----our beautiful phlox are blooming ----our vegetable garden is producing -----tomatoes ripening on the vine----- soon to be a painting!  

All are welcome to come out for a visit at Lyon School anytime -----Just give me a call ---573-834-5064-------summer sale prices are happening on select paintings!!!
                   Shown here----Prairie Path with Milkweed---16 x 20