November 1, 2012

Taking Flight

I recently finished a painting for Dutchland Galleries, "Taking Flight."  I was inspired by all the hot air balloons I've seen lately in Lancaster County.

October 22, 2012

New Autumn Painting

My latest original acrylic painting on canvas, "Autumn Farmland" is now available at Dutchland Galleries at the  Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, PA.  Painting size is 11x14.  You can contact the gallery at 717-768-7175.  They do beautiful framing and will ship worldwide.  Their website is

September 28, 2012

Apple Cider Hill

Each fall my family travels to Wellsboro for a time of relaxation out in God's beautiful creation.  We enjoy hiking the Grand Canyon, PA, seeing the gorgeous fall leaves and browsing  through all the little shops in town.  We also stop in the town park to see the Wynken, Blynken and Nod fountain.  One other stop we make is to a little cider mill just outside Wellsboro on the way to Mansfield.  We stock up on apple cider, jellies, apples, and sometimes, if we're lucky, there will be fresh apple dumplings.

My new painting, "Apple Cider Hill" is inspired by our fall travels.  It is available at Dutchland Galleries in Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse, PA.  Check out the link below.

September 11, 2012

New Fall Art Display at S. Clyde Weaver Cafe

  This week I set up a new fall display of my artwork at S. Clyde Weaver in East Petersburg, PA.  If you get a chance, stop by for a great lunch or a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (my favorite) in their cafe and enjoy the new art display.

August 11, 2012

Yellow Series

I am currently working on a series of Yellow Paintings.  This is the first in the series titled:  "Yellow Barn."  The original is available through Dutchland Galleries and prints are available at my new online gallery at Fine Art America search "Mary Charles".  Others in progress are, "Yellow Farmhouse" and "Yellow Church."

My artwork is still on display at S. Clyde Weaver Cafe in East Petersburg, PA.  Stop by for an enjoyable lunch or coffee and check out the walls.

June 25, 2012

Barn Quilts

While doing research for a new barn painting, I stumbled across an interesting blog.  Suzi Parron, writer of the book titled, "Barn Quilts" is touring around the country to help promote tourism through barn quilts.  Check out her blog and website at and  She is the inspiration for my new painting "Barn Quilts" which will be available at Dutchland Galleries in Intercourse, PA.

April 28, 2012

CAPSTEAM & Firefly Evening Painting

I am now a member of a team on etsy.  You can find all their beautiful handmade items on the site by putting capsteam in the search when you go shopping on etsy to find our products.   I also have a new painting at the top of my blog titled, "Firefly Evening."  It is 18" x 24"in size and is framed in a thick beautiful black frame.  It is available for $425.  It is now showing in the cafe of S. Clyde Weaver located in East Petersburg, PA.  Contact me at if you would like more info.

April 3, 2012

Spring Garden

I am inspired by the beautiful weather we have this spring and just completed a new painting titled, "Spring Garden." Prints are now available in my Etsy shop: panterspantry. The original is also available for purchase. Contact me at for more info.

March 29, 2012

The Food Box

A special thanks to melindaquilts at Etsy for starting the food box (pictured above) with her purchase of a painting from my new store on Etsy: painterspantry. Thanks, Melinda! A portion of each art purchase will help our box grow and will supply a local organization in need. Be sure to check out my latest unique original painting on Etsy @ painterspantry titled, "Firefly Angel" painted on a book about angels.

March 27, 2012

New Store on Etsy

I am now selling some of my paintings on etsy. My store is called painterspantry. A portion of each sale of my artwork in this store will go towards buying non-perishable food and supplies to help one of our local food banks or organizations in need.

March 20, 2012

Signs of Spring - Spring Paintings

The signs of spring are all around us. The birds are chirping and are busy building nests at our home. Every year, we have a persistent bird that insists on building a nest in our front door wreath. This year I decided to forego the wreath until a later date, so that we don't scare the bird or vice versa. However, she wasn't daunted by the missing wreath and has decided to build her nest on the ledge above the door. C'est la vie.
Also with the arrival of Spring, I have been working on some bowls for Old Country Store and the People's Place Quilt Museum located in Intercourse, PA along with a few spring paintings for Dutchland Galleries also located nearby (in Kitchen Kettle Village).

When I'm not painting, I enjoy gardening. Yesterday, my husband and I planted our potatoes and carrots in our vegetable garden. We will also fill our butler boxes with new strawberry plants this year for next year's harvest and plant some blueberry bushes. I also sowed a long row of sunflower seeds on the side flowerbed along the house in hopes of producing a sunflower painting this summer.