Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Volendam Rain
20 x 5

In October I was able to visit Volendam, in the Netherlands, for the first time. The day was cold, gray, drizzly and beautiful. A view from the ferry inspired this painting. I took plenty of photos on our trip, and I expect many will become paintings.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Underwater Dance
14" x 20"

This is my latest painting of my fun fish. I've done a few with some groups of fish, but wanted to try something a little different, really showing some emotion. This one will be in a local show with two other fish themed paintings this coming weekend here in Reading, MA. I hope people enjoy seeing him, especially after this crazy, tough winter we have had this year. 
Keep Smiling

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Watercolors Show, February 2014

Rocks & Claw

My first solo show is hanging at Beanetics in Annandale, Va. I'm very excited about this opportunity and hope you'll drop in if you have a chance. The show is only my watercolors. It's been challenging to prepare the show in a single medium, challenging, enjoyable and educational.

I've learned quite a  bit more about watercolor. Putting a cohesive show together started with making choices of what to paint, so I decided to look at all the photos I'd taken while travelling with my family. I take pictures of things that fascinate me, kind of like a photo journal. Looking back at them I noticed some themes, mainly texture, shape and lighting. While painting these scenes I was able to study more closely all of these things and remember the reasons why that shot captured my attention. The world is a beautiful place and I'm so grateful for it.

Monday, July 29, 2013

A view from Mom & Dad's backyard. It was April at the time, still snow all around. We went skiing on that trip.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This guy is from a drawing class, it's a demo I did for the kids showing some charcoal technique. Turned out kind of sweet. The kids are working on drawing animals, and animal faces.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I found this cute little guy the other day when I was going through some papers. This is a research sketch for a painting. I had just grabbed some scrap paper at the library and made this quick sketch and notes. It's really fun to find something after it's been hidden for a while. A little present to myself.

Monday, June 10, 2013

I'll be offering Week-long, Half-day art camps this summer for children and teens. This is a photo of a fanciful birdhouse made for an Upper Elementary School. One of our projects will start with a basic birdhouse then imagination will take over. Each student will choose a character or style to complete their own personalized birdhouse. All projects will emphasize personal expression.
Let's get creating!


Garden themed art projects such as a Stepping Stone,

Fanciful Birdhouse, Garden Sculpture, and others.
Hands-on 2- and 3-D projects
Imagination and enthusiasm required!

Register by June 24.
    Monday- Friday 9:30am- 12 noon
Grades 6-8: July 15-19
High School: July 22- 26
Grades 3-5: July 29-Aug 2
Send email to for registration information

Most materials supplied.
Students will be asked to provide additional items to personalize their projects.
Materials list provided at sign-up.
Family Discount: 15% off for second, and additional students from the same family
My art experience as an instructor includes: Local Rec Centers, Art Goes to School Programs in Public Schools, Private small group instruction at home and church settings. My background is in Graphic Design (BA) and Fine Art (Post Baccalaureate Certificate from PAFA).