Santo Wins Best in Show

Santo Wins Best in Show

Still in shock to find out my pastel painting “Santo” won Best in Show in the Pastels USA 2017 show. I am deeply grateful and humbled because I’ve seen the other gorgeous work in the show by exceptional artists. The Pastels USA Show runs Sept 10...
Magic Ball Man Portrait Prize

Magic Ball Man Portrait Prize

Gobsmacked and over the moon to find out that my pastel portrait painting “Magic Ball Man” won 1st place in the Portraits category of the Heaven Art Gallery Competition. This also means that my work will now be represented by the Heaven Art Gallery in...
Honorable Mention Award

Honorable Mention Award

Surprised and excited to find out that my pastel painting The Rose Tattoo won Honorable Mention in the ASC Solitude 8 online competition. I can’t wait to start working on a new project with this great model.
Figurative Painting Award

Figurative Painting Award

Just received the exciting news. My pastel portrait painting “The Gold Bangle” won Judge’s Choice in the Contemporary Art Gallery Online Figurative/Portrait Competition 2017. This is the best inspiration to work harder. Realistic art is difficult...
New Charcoal Drawing

New Charcoal Drawing

This is “Study in Gray” an 11×14 charcoal portrait drawing on Strathmore gray 400 series paper. Getting the slight tilt of the head was a bit challenging. Doing a drawing like this helps me to keep up my drawing skills, so I like to do one...
Richeson75 Small Works Award

Richeson75 Small Works Award

Totally shocked and honored to have won second place in the Richeson75  Small Works 2017 show for my pastel still life painting “Sea of Textures”. The image is 12″ x 12″.  It is so inspiring to receive recognition for my work!  Also, I’m...