I chose to share Cathy Nichols this Valentine's Day weekend because she has some of the sweetest works. They seem so sincere, and not at all saccharine.
I love the brilliant colors Cathy uses, and the happiness I feel when I look at her art. That's why I bought one of her prints for my sister, who lives in Florida. She's got a happy, beachy vibe going on in her home, and I thought "Beach Day" (below) would fit right in.
I love this one, too, called "Sea Dunes."
But "Hello, Spring" is really singing to me, lately, with its promise of verdant days to come.
IMAGES: CATHY NICHOLS