Tonala Cat “Steff”

Tonala Cat #14, “Steff.” Watercolor on paper. 11” x 8.5”. 

Although Tonala pottery can come in a variety of colors, they traditionally the yellow grey color of the native clay decorated with warm reds, grey blue, and black.

So I was delighted to find this green tonala cat! 

I named this cat “Steff” in honor of Steph Brady, the artist who owns in Green Cat Gallery in Salida, Colorado. And, yes, Steph really does paint green cats!

Status: Available. $120.00 unframed.


Tonala Tortoise

Tonala Tortoise with traditional motifs and patterns. Watercolor on paper. 11” x 8.5” (28cm x 22cm).

Backstory: I was walking in my neighborhood when I noticed what looked like a large rock moving in someone’s yard. It was a tortoise! A very friendly tortoise. It walked right up to the fence and gave me a good look. I was charmed. I had no idea tortoises could be so friendly and charismatic. My tortoise friend inspired this painting.

Status: Available. Email me: regarding pricing.


Alley Artifacts #13 Maine

Alley Artifacts #13 Maine. Watercolor on paper. 8.5″x 11″ 22cm x 28cm). 

Sights and scenes from my 2019 trip to Maine. We spent most of our time in Camden and Rockport. 

The lovely mermaid was on the outer wall of the gift shop and restaurant at the Owls Head Lighthouse Museum complex. Credit to Christine Anderson who painted the mural. While I did take a sightseeing cruise, I was way too seasick to take any pictures. I will never be a good sailor.