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...
Inspiration Pastel Painting

Inspiration Pastel Painting

Just finished this pastel painting in time for a show deadline. “Inspiration” is an 18×24 pastel painting on sanded paper. It is part of my Contemplation series, depicting the desire for inspiration, which can be artistic, literature, poetry,...
Pastel and Metal Leaf Painting

Pastel and Metal Leaf Painting

This is “Santo” a pastel and silver leaf painting on Strathmore toned gray 400 series. The image is 16 x 20. I wanted the moon behind the model’s head to like a halo, plus he had such a look of innocent wonder on his face. Thanks to my beautiful...
Charcoal and Pastel Drawing 2

Charcoal and Pastel Drawing 2

This is “Untitled-Female” , the companion piece to “Untitled-Male”. The two drawings can hang together or separately. Regardless if they are paired, I hope each drawing engages the viewer in an internal dialogue. It is a 14×14 charcoal and...
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...