It’s been almost a year since I chose to become a full-time artist, quitting my day job and throwing caution to the winds. Today I was stunned to find out my pastel painting “The Rose Tattoo” was officially selected as a finalist in the Figurative category of the 2016 ARC Salon!! I can’t believe that my art is on their website, included with so many amazing artists in this prestigious competition. It’s like the Oscars for art! Thanks to John Carrasco, my beautiful model. I am especially grateful to my beloved husband for his constant support of my career. Now I have a lot of work to do to do even better work for next year.

You can see the winners here: