• 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…

  • 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…

  • Artwork

    Little Pumpkins (Work in Progress)

    Little Pumpkins Work in Progress blog cover

    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…

  • Artwork

    Current Work in Progress

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    I’ve been in a painting mood the past few days so today’s planned topic didn’t happen over the weekend.  So instead, I’ll give you a peek at what I’m currently working on.   There’s also a timelapse video of part of the earlier process.  (It’s a bit long even at super…

  • Artwork

    Sketchy Trees Update

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    Six months later, I’m still drawing Sketchy Trees!  I thought it would be a good time to look back at all of the drawings that I’ve completed in this series so far.  I haven’t reached the end of the series yet, so you can look forward to more drawings to…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    Sketchy Tree Series Part 4

    Sketchy Tree Series Blog Cover Part 4

    We’re going into the LAST WEEK of my solo exhibition at Vines of New York in Geneva!  Have you been able to visit it in person yet?  Do you have a favorite piece you saw there?  (I have more details at the end about the show if you still need…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    Sketchy Tree Series Part 3

    Sketchy Tree Series Blog Cover Part 3

    Are you someone that takes photos of random things that catch your eye?  In celebration of my Sketchy Tree ink series making its debut into the world, I’m sharing a little bit more about some of my favorite drawings from the series this month.  (If you missed last week’s, you…