If you've never been to Highlands, North Carolina, put it on your to do list. It is not only a fantastically quaint yet simultaneously culture packed little town, but it is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside anyone could dream of.
Artists flock to Highlands more and more, and it is easy to see why. The southern Appalachians provide endless inspiration.
When Mother's Day came along this year I knew I wanted to create something personal for my Mom. Then, when I found this gorgeous hand carved Sant Anooka tray I knew it was the perfect vehicle for a scenic painting to honor my parents' thoughtfulness and love.
Thank Heaven my folks haven't gotten sick of getting paintings as gifts yet!