Wednesday, September 26, 2012

American Art Collector Magazine, October 2012

My painting "Color My World" appears in the October issue of American Art Collector magazine in an article about an upcoming still life show at the Elliott Fouts Gallery.  The show runs from October 6 to November 1, 2012.

I'll have four new paintings in the show.  They are a series of paintings depicting the progression of a crayon drawing from start to finish.  If you'll be in the Sacramento area next month, be sure to stop by the gallery and see the show!


Photo courtesy Elliott Fouts Gallery
American Art Collector magazine
October issue (#84)
Page 150/151

"Color My World"
Soft Pastel

"The Still Life"
October 6 - November 1, 2012
Elliott Fouts Gallery
1831 P Street
Sacramento, CA  95811

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pastel Society of America Exhibition Award

My painting "Christmas Memories" was accepted into the Pastel Society of America's 40th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, and I'm very happy to report it received the Atlantic Papers Award!

"Christmas Memories"
14" x 18"
Soft Pastel

The exhibition runs through September 29, 2012, and is held at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003.  If you're close by, this is an exhibition you won't want to miss!  If you can't get to New York City, you can see the award winning paintings on the PSA web site (click on the link toward the bottom of the page to see all the award winning paintings).

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Recent Commissions

Here are a couple of recently finished commissions.  I was lucky to be working with some wonderful (and wonderfully patient!) people who wanted me to paint their dogs and grandchildren.  I was especially looking forward to painting the boys.  They are so adorable, and I love painting little hands and feet.  I'm super happy with the way these paintings turned out, but disappointed in my inability to get the colors to show up accurately in the pictures.  I hope you'll take my word for it that they look much better in person!

22" x 28"
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

18" x 24"
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

IAPS Exhibition at the Brea Art Gallery

Three of my paintings were accepted into the International Association of Pastel Societies' 20th Juried Exhibition, held at The City of Brea Art Gallery in Brea, CA.  The show runs until September 14, 2012.  See the gallery web site for details.

It's always better to see a show in person, but if you're not local to Brea, check out the IAPS web site for pics of the winning paintings and a slideshow of paintings included in the show.