Poe Finds a New Home

One of my art jewelry pieces is off to a new home! The Poe headband features a E.A. Poe painting set in a lightweight silver cameo frame, and is mounted on a black sequined headband. You can see more of my art jewelry (and hand-painted coasters, original artwork, and prints) at my shop HERE.

Friday the 13th- May the Spooky Be With You

It’s Friday the 13th! Hail, hail all things spooky! Now on to a few recent drawings from my sketchbook. Click below to check them out. I have some exhibition news coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled on this site and my Facebook.

Travelin’ Blog

Recently, I visited Montreal and Vermont. I never leave home without at least a few art mediums, so I was able to capture sketches of the rooftop view from our lodgings in Montreal, Dieu du Ciel on Laurier Ave, a plein air watercolor of the view from the courtyard in the middle of Old PortContinue reading “Travelin’ Blog”

Painting with Alcohol Ink

Alcohol ink is an interesting medium. It has beautiful stained glass affects. I just started experimenting with it about a month ago. The chaos is part of it’s charm. While in my alcohol ink phase, I created Mother’s Day flowers. (Sunflowers are my mom’s favorite.) I’m so in love with them that I ended upContinue reading “Painting with Alcohol Ink”

March Update- Pop-Up Art Show and a New Painting

I’m taking a little break in March from teaching classes so I can focus on creating some more original large-scale work. Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m not busy. On Sunday, March 25th I’ll be participating in the All Kinds Pop-Up Art Exhibit happening at the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware. CLICK HERE toContinue reading “March Update- Pop-Up Art Show and a New Painting”

Pastel Portrait Class, New Show in Newark, and Chinchilla Love

Pastel Portrait Class Today I taught a pastel portrait class for beginners at Tulpehocken Exchange. It was the perfect activity for a rainy Saturday afternoon. It was an intimate group with creative folks including musicians and a sculptor. I taught them some basics using dry pastel and offered tips on facial proportions, color, the blendingContinue reading “Pastel Portrait Class, New Show in Newark, and Chinchilla Love”

The Elizabethan Librarian

I haven’t had much time to create something just for myself. Between creating images for library programs and art classes I’ve been teaching, I haven’t had much time to myself. I finally was able to create this small mixed media piece, The Elizabethan Librarian.

New Portraits in a Special Series…

“Hope will never be silent.” – Harvey Milk I am working on a long-term portrait project with a private collector. The series highlights humanitarians who risked their lives for their cause. (Many ended up being martyred for them, like the latest portraits in this post.) The portraits are in black and white, with a smallContinue reading “New Portraits in a Special Series…”

The Drunk Text of Womanhood

I was lamenting my hormonal woes and how they can lead me to feel out of control of my emotions when the menstrual monster is lurking under the bed. A friend commented “It’s like the drunk text of womanhood.” That phrase was so apt. I knew I had to draw it in some capacity. Well,Continue reading “The Drunk Text of Womanhood”