Just received the most incredible news. I was stunned to find out my pastel painting “The Gold Bangle” was selected as the Overall Winner (Best of Show) of the ASC People 8 online competition out of 407 submissions. It’s kind of funny that I had started think that maybe the painting was not good enough and I should work on it more.

This is an incredible validation of my choice to be a professional artist. A heartfelt thank you to all of the judges!!! View the contest winners here: