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...
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...
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...
Still Life Painting

Still Life Painting

Just received the February/March issue of International Artist magazine, and was thrilled to see my pastel painting of a sea shell “Sea of Textures” as a finalist in the Still Life competition. That is just so amazing to me because for years I’ve...
Male Muse Painting

Male Muse Painting

What a great start to the new year! Received notice that my pastel painting “The Writer” was selected to be featured in the February “Male Muse” issue of Poets and Artists magazine. It is a beautiful multi-interactive publication focusing on...