Reflections Of Nature

Thrilled to be a part of this show with my friend and photographer Penny Ashford.

April 1- April 30    1666 33rd Street NW   Washington DC 20007

Ann Scully and Lisa Herget of Artful-Living have been delightful to work with and are as enthusiastic as we are! We all have enjoyed the process of putting together a show where each artist has a completely different medium and aesthetic but are very complimentary of each other.  I think seeing our work together brings out the best of each piece.  Every art show is different, the pieces, the location, and the vibe.  It will be interesting to me to see how this show makes viewers feel. 

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We had a fabulous opening April 1st.  So many wonderful people stopping by the gallery daily! Two more weeks left, so if you are wanting some inspiration please stop by Artful Living and visit Anne and Lisa. 


The Stylistic has written about Penny and myself in their blog.  SO if you want to get to know me and Penny better read it:)

If you have a chance stop by:

Artful - Living   1666 33rd Street Washington  DC 20007    

Tuesday-Saturday 11-5   or by appointment  703-447-9848






Trees : Our Life & Hope Art Show Richmond, VA Jan 20-Feb 26, 2016

Rick's Custom Frame Gallery Show January 20-Feb 26th

 Teal Dance 20x20 Oil on Canvas Sunny Goode

Teal Dance 20x20 Oil on Canvas Sunny Goode


With each New Year comes a beginning, a fresh start...hope.  


I have always loved trees, every season, every angle and the representation of life.  The vibrance of the colors created by trees in a landscape or on a city street. Their crazy and very different shapes of trunks, leaves, and branches.  The cycles of the skeletons that are around all winter, and the lush life in the summer. The sheer number of trees we see everyday, and the ability to take that for granted everyday.  My mother had a piece of art by potter Charles Counts in our home when I was a little kid growing up in Atlanta, Georgia that had a quote written in it, “Our life is in the tree and the tree is our life.”  Oxygen. Breathe. Nature.  These paintings represent life to me. I have always loved trees, their beauty, strength, and resiliency. They are parallel to the human spirit.

There are 17 paintings in the show and all are trees in various colors and sizes.



I was honored in the Fall to be asked to participate in a local charity as a W.I.S.H (Women Inspiring Strength and Hope) 2016 honoree. One of 10 women,  I was asked to help raise awareness,  and funds to grant a wish to a terminally ill child and their family in Virginia.  Make-A Wish brings hope to these adorable kids who are fighting daily to live. I am humbled and honored to be a part of this charity.

Make-A-Wish donation page

15% of the sales from the show with be donated by me personally to Make-A-Wish in Richmond, Virginia to help local terminally ill children and their families.

for further information :

Rick's Custom Frame Gallery : 5702 Patterson Ave: Richmond, VA 23226

P: 804-288-0001