• Artwork

    Sketchy Trees Update

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    When I started drawing my Sketchy Tree series a year ago, I had no idea that it would span this long and encompass so many drawings.  The series has a total of 39 pieces of art – 13 large drawings of trees with exposed roots and 26 small drawings of…

  • Art Event

    January 2023 Events

    Things are slowing down a little for the month of January.  There’s one new show coming up later this week, one continuing through the month, and of course you can still find my artwork up at Vines of New York.  I hope you’re staying warm and had wonderful holidays. As…

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    Year in Review: 2022

    It’s always interesting looking back over the year.  A lot of times we get lost in the day to day and in the things that we didn’t get done and forget just how much we’ve accomplished.  I find it really important to take time to review what happened – what worked…

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    December Events

    Lots of things happening in December!  I’ve been busy with gallery runs this past week – I’m excited to have so many things going on in so many different places.  I hope you get a moment to visit.   Would you like to stay in the loop about my 2023 calendar? …

  • Art Tip

    Artist Trick for Finding Colors (Revisited)

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    Swatching your colors.  I thought this post would be a great one to visit again.  Having a key for how my paints interact has been really helpful with colors like red and yellow that I don’t work with as often.   I finally listened to a piece of art advice that…

  • Art Event

    November Events

    Happy Halloween!  I’m not sure where October went, but November will be here tomorrow.  Thank you to everyone who followed along with Catober this past month!  I’ll have an update soon with the last of the drawings.  Heading into November this is where you can find my art. (Updated Nov…

  • Adventures,  Life

    6 Favorite Autumn Spots That Inspire

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    The leaves are starting to turn beautiful colors in the area!  Here’s a look back at some of my favorite spots to enjoy the changing leaves.  Do you have a favorite place? If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ve likely noticed the trees have been turning beautiful colors this past…

  • Art Event

    October Events

    It’s almost spooky month!  We’re going into the last few days of the September shows so if you haven’t gotten out to Cloud Croft Studios it’s your last chance.  Two shows continue on in October as well as it being ink month.  Also my Little Pumpkin Collection will be available…

  • Artwork

    Little Pumpkins (Work in Progress)

    I’ve been painting these little pumpkins lately and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share them with you!  So far there’s a purple one that reminds me of Cinderella, a jack o’lantern, a teal one, and the newest one is this pretty brown one.   I might do a few…

  • Art Event

    September Events

    Happy September!  I’m excited to share that I was invited to exhibit on an ongoing basis at Vines of New York Art Gallery!  If you find yourself near Geneva, New York this fall please stop by and check out this beautiful venue!   It’s a busy month with art shows.  You…