• Art Event

    May 2024 Events

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2024 National Juried Show April 30th thru June 1st Arts Center of Yates County127 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY(Click here for more details on hours, directions, protocols) Reception & Awards Ceremony:Friday, May 3rd 5-7pm On View:What Appears in the Roots, ink pen drawing ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Winter/Spring Member Show Extended thru…

  • Art Event

    April 2024 Events

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    Here’s what I have going on for the month of April! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total Solar Eclipse Astronomy & Earth Exhibit April 4th thru April 8th Vines of New York Pop-Up Location20 Castle Street, Geneva, NY(Click here for more details on hours, directions, protocols) On View:Waterfall paintings, Sketchy Tree original ink drawings,…

  • Art Event,  Artwork,  Local History

    Clemens and the Pen

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    This year was the fifth year I participated in the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat at Quarry Farm hosted by Community Arts of Elmira and the Center for Mark Twain Studies.  The event was the beginning of August and the weeks have gotten away from me, but I still…

  • About Artist,  Life

    Inspiring Spring Flowers

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    Each spring I love to watch the different flowers take their turns blooming.  It’s always a fun and slightly magical to see what comes up from the year before and how well the new seeds will do.   I always find myself inspired to create when the first flowers emerge.  I…

  • About Artist,  Artwork

    My Favorite Pieces

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    I was asked this past week what I thought was my best piece of art or my favorite that I’ve done.  At first I joked that it was like being asked to pick my favorite children.  I spend so much time with each piece that it really is hard to…

  • About Artist,  Artwork

    Art Update

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    It’s been a little while since I’ve showed what I’ve been working on, so I thought this week (since I couldn’t find any birthdays) it’d be a perfect time to share some of the art I’ve finished lately. Here’s a picture of my studio assistant Precious helping with one of…

  • About Artist,  Art Event,  Artwork

    Year in Review: 2022

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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    100 Day Project 2022: Conclusion

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    The 100 Day Project ended in May, but I wanted to take one last look at the project to show all the different pieces of art that I completed during the timespan of 100 days.  If you’d like to look at the blog recaps from the beginning, there’s a link…