Sparhawk Garden & Meadow

Last winter. I sort of remember my hands stretched out in front of me, blindfolded by fear, stumbling through the chaos of what had been and was no more. Then I found a teeny new studio. Which had a massive garden. Which seized my heart on day one. Which surely angels led me to.

Moi: It’s PERFECT!

Real Estate Agent: It is?

It is. I’ll let you see for yourself. It had exquisite bare bone established, fallen, gone to seed and cluttering dead branched shrubs and trees. I watered, fertilized, tilled, moved rocks, opened to sunlight, transplanted, and incrementally added every flowery small cheapo thing I could get from Grigg’s Nursery down the block. That was the new. The old have revived, blossomed, stretched arms to the sun. Brutally pruned cherry tree, hedges brush-cut before they could flower, tall reedy Oriental Lilies chopped to knee high are all now an hourly windsong thrice the height of yore. Just started really. This is the beginning and I am very proud. And yes, naturally, I painted the chairs.

Ah, August you darling you, let joy be unconfined……..



The HAWKS PERCH Gallery of Big Sur is closing. It’s been an absolutely stunning, wonderful 2 year run, and I thank all the spectacular visitors who have come in to talk, to visit, to buy my paintings and drawings, for all you have added to my life.

This is your last week to buy paintings at The Hawks Perch Gallery in Big Sur (Highway 1, near River Inn). But never fear…the HAWKS PERCH lives! opening early December in a new location.

Added NOTESIf you have a painting on hold, please come in soon to pick it up if I have not reached you.


COMMISSIONED PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE & PETS – will of course be honored with some brief schedule adjustment. Please call if I have not reached you. Christmas Commissions will be delivered on time, as promised.

And thank you all again for adding so splendidly to a terrific two year Big Sur run.