Unbelievable news!! I read the email several times and even emailed them to confirm that my eyes weren’t deceiving me. My pastel painting “The Rose Tattoo” won Best of Show in the Richeson75 Figure/Portrait competition!!! My heart-felt thanks to Molly M. Johnson, the excellent artist and juror for choosing my pastel painting. Also, a big thank you to John Carrasco, my beautiful model that continues to be my lucky muse.

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