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Bermuda Palm - Banner with pastel painting of palm leaves

Bermuda Palm

Bermuda Palm Ever since I can remember I have always found a special kind of peace from the outdoors. The coolness of the air, the warmth of the sun as it catches you between the branches... the sound of rustling leaves, the feeling of the damp grass beneath your toes… the smell ...
Central Mass Pastel Society - Marks of Distinction

Marks of Distinction 2021

Central Mass Pastel Society - Marks of Distinction Recently, I was thrilled to learn that my piece First Class Woman was accepted into the Central Mass Pastel Society - Marks of Distinction 2021 Exhibition. There were a total of 360 entries, of which just under 100 were selected! So I'm especially honored that ...
The Globe Magazine 0 Interview with Halla Shafey

Interview with Halla Shafey – The Globe Magazine

The Globe Magazine Spring 2021 Issue Interview with Halla Shafey I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Halla Shafey, fellow pastellist and award winning artist for the IAPS Spring 2021 Issue of the Globe Magazine. Vincent van Gogh once quoted: “One can speak poetry just by arranging colours well”. The work of ...
A Mother's Love

A Mother’s Love

A Mother's Love Sometimes I sit quietly, so I can just remember... As a mom of two, one of which is a teenager now 😩 it’s kinda scary to see how life passes by so quickly. I still remember the soft lullabies and the 3am whisper conversations when it felt like we ...
10 Reasons I Love The Pastel Medium

10 Reasons Why I Love The Pastel Medium

10 Reasons Why I Love The Pastel Medium The definition of love may apply to a wide range of connotations, but for many pastelists, no other word in the English language better defines how we feel about the pastel medium. So today I'm sharing with you, 10 reasons I love the ...

Soul of A Badass Warrior

Akwaaba Gallery - Soul of A Badass Warrior Opening Saturday May 8th, 2021 6pm EST (running until June 12th) 509 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA Tele: (917) 260 -9122 Email Akwaaba Gallery First Class Woman My latest piece, 'First Class Woman', premiers this month in Akwaaba Gallery's latest exhibition Soul of A Badass ...
Are You Destroying Your Fine Art Collection

Are You Destroying Your Fine Art Collection?

Are You Destroying Your Fine Art Collection? You have a beautiful art collection! If it hasn’t already, it will likely become a valuable asset and source of wealth in due time. But! Are you destroying your fine art collection inadvertently? Handmade works of art on are inherently fragile but can easily and ...
Amongst The Thorns

Amongst The Thorns

Amongst The Thorns As a child, I was very much obsessed with the “cabbage patch dolls”. Do you remember them? They were cloth dolls that came with their own birth certificates and were widely popular amongst 80s babies. So, I know I’m dating myself here! I believe they were one of the ...
How to Buy Art Online - Confidently & Securely

How to Buy Art Online – Confidently & Securely

Buy Artwork Online - Confidently & Securely Over the past decade, shopping has truly gone digital. Thus, it has become increasingly popular to buy art online. Many collectors will tell you that art collecting is like love at first sight. When you see something that resonates with you, something in your ...

Maskparade – Akwaaba Gallery

Akwaaba Gallery - Maskparade Opening Saturday March 13th, 2021 5:30pm EST (running until May 2nd) 509 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA Tele: (917) 260 -9122 Email Akwaaba Gallery Within Me 'Within Me', my latest piece,  premiers at Akwaaba Gallery in their latest exhibition MASKPARADE! Completed in charcoal and pastel, the piece depicts the half ...