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Welcome to my gallery of paintings. Thanks for taking the time to stop and look.

I love to paint! Period. Although I won the annual art award my senior year in high school (long long ago), "life" got in the way of my pursuing an art career. When I turned 60 I just decided to start; to learn as best I could. I am a member of the "It's never to late to start club". Thank goodness for the internet - so many wonderful art videos available.

I work in oils and acrylics mostly, and am currently learning the mediums of watercolor and gouache. My choice of subject matter is broad as are the sizes I paint.  I was introduced to the art of the miniature several years ago and with practice have fallen in love with the genre.  This year I was happy to receive two 3rd place ribbons, one in the Miniature Art Society of Florida Annual Show and one in the MPSGS Annual Show. 

Pet portrait commissions as well as personalized commissions make up a good portion of my annual easel time.

As time has gone on, I have been fortunate to be able to invest in more formal instruction with some wonderful artists/teachers and acknowledge them here:

Dan Edmondson - taught me how to work with oils, the importance of a good still life setup, and how to keep it fun. Highly recommend his class/webinars.

Duane Keiser - the master and founder of the Daily Painting movement - had some fabulous exercises for learning to see, memorize what you see, so you can paint faster and looser. Since he teaches a VERY direct painting method, you also have to get the color right first time out or...wipe out. How to let it go and wipe it if it's not working. (Harder to do than you'd think.)

Cindy Procious - fabulous, fabulous teacher of realism, indirect method. Would take her workshop again if she's in the area. How to take time to set up your still life, how to light it properly, how to use Photoshop or Gimp to understand better what you are seeing, how to paint broadly, then detail. How to "kill your little darlings" if it's not helping the painting. Great five day workshop if you ever get the chance!

Carlo Russo - his breathtaking art made me want to study with him. He taught how to paint flowers and it was ironic- to end up with the loose look, you actually have to pay close attention to minute value and color shifts. Flowers are actually very complex to do well.

Currently (2021-present) am fortunate to be studying with Todd M. Casey on painting Still Life from life, and color theory.  Check out his book on The Art of Still Life.  

So, the learning continues. Stay tuned!

I have been juried into membership in the following organizations:

Oil Painters of America  2019

MPSGS - Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of DC 2018

IGOR - International Guild of Realism 2019

I also maintain memberships with The Miniature Art Association of Florida, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and my local Montgomery Art Association in order to be eligible to enter all their shows.  

If you wish to commission either a pet portrait or any other subject, send me an e-mail!