Art Blog

Welcome to my art blog where you’ll find weekly updates regarding my latest work, exhibitions and artistic journey. My blog is my online journal. I love talking with viewers and fellow artists so  feel free to comment or ask me a questions on any of my posts!



Wet Canvas – Monthly Studies

Last month in the Wet Canvas Pastel Forum, the artist’s development topic was complementary colours.

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IAPS 2013 – An Experience in Review

As IAPS winded down and I finished my last class, I admit I felt rather sad and a tear or two did fall.

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IAPS 2013 – Day 4

My 4th day in Albuquerque at IAPS began with a William (Bill) Schneider’s demo and talk “Creating Realistic Skin Tones”. Sounds like a blast already doesn’t it?

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IAPS 2013 – Day 3

My 3rd day in Albuquerque at IAPS began with a demo and talk held by Marla Bagetta on her series known as “100 Variations“.

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IAPS 2013 – Day 2

My 2nd day in Albuquerque at IAPS began with a pre-convetion workshop “The Figure in Pastel with Live Model” taught by Margaret Dyer. I absolutely love Margaret’s work and jumped at the opportunity to enroll in her workshop.

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IAPS 2013 – Day 1

After spending almost 14 hours in travel (the pain of which was lessened by free wifi, Wendy’s fast food and some good music), I arrived in Albuquerque New Mexico for the 2013 IAPS Conference.

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IAPS 2013 – Albuquerque New Mexico!

Yeah baby! Two days to go and I’m out of here! I’m heading to New Mexico for the 2013 Biennial Conference for the International Association of Pastel Societies.

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Chiaroscuro… I love saying the word. It just sounds beautiful all on it’s own. I recently purchased a book on portraits that talks about the importance and role of Chiaroscuro when creating portraits.

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Countertop Trio

I had quite a bit of fun with the piece below. I went out on a limb with the background and mixed in more contrasting colours than I normally would. I had a tough time naming this piece but finally decided to choose the title “Countertop Trio”. 

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