My Paintings Start with Photography

I am currently working on a series of paintings featuring the decorative and festive banners that are seen in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The City or Visit Knoxville changes them out depending on the season and special city wide events..


I photographed the City Courthouse building featuring a lovely dome. I also wanted to capture the "Ride the Trolley" banner and the Civil War Trails signage. I was there on two different weather days (cloudy and sunny) so I decided to make a painting that was in between.