Whirlwind Month

August has a lot going on! “Pennsylvania Pastoral” is still on display at the Sandler Center. The Artist’s Reception on 8/3 was a glitzy event, complete with a string quartet, cash bar, and buffet table. Ted, Kevin, and I enjoyed viewing the works by other students at Virginia Beach School of Art. I learned an […]

Summer Update – A Hot, Hot Day In July

Boy, it’s been summer for three months now according to the thermometer! I’ve been busy both indoors and out in the heat, at the zoo, in the studio, at painting class, watering the garden, entertaining guests at the beach and celebrating graduations… The Sandler Center will be exhibiting my landscape, Pennsylvania Pastoral, in August, along […]

A Little Competition

Today I finished the second of two paintings for consideration by the Sandler Center Art Gallery in Virginia Beach. My competitors are my fellow students at Virginia Beach School of Art and Gallery (VBSAG). Twenty-five paintings will be chosen Monday to be displayed in this major venue in July. Each of us is allowed to […]

New Painting and a May Update

You may have noticed I’m posting less lately. The truth is that I’m in a weekly painting class that is teaching me so much. The only downside, if you can call it that, is that a lot of my studio time is spent working on paintings for class. The time is well spent. Today the […]

Drumroll Please

There’s some exciting news to share! The Central Library of our city (pictured here) will be hosting an exhibition of my paintings throughout September. Fifteen to twenty of my paintings will be on display. This is, for me, a Big Deal! It will be the first time my artwork is displayed to the general public. I’m glad […]

Sometimes You Just Have To Sit With It

About a week ago I painted an octopus. Not just any octopus, this one was climbing over a rock wall for several minutes in daylight as a we followed, taking photos. It was an incredible dive experience for us. Something about the images just fascinates me and draws my attention over and over. I chose to […]

March Is A Good Month For Buying Art

All through the month of March, I’ll be donating 20% of the price every print and painting sold to the Center for Biological Diversity! This is a powerful environmental organization that really makes a difference. And, the frog on their logo is green – to go with March shamrocks. Frostpaw the Polar Bear is their […]

Taking An Art Class

 Leaving the fabric store with 24 yards of heavy material in my arms, I saw a signboard on the sidewalk. It advertised art classes and gallery space in the adjacent building. I’d been feeling stuck and frustrated with my painting lately. I wanted to meet other painters, I wanted some constructive criticism, and most of all I […]