• Adventures,  Painting Series,  Waterfall Wednesday

    Waterfall Wednesday: Chittenango Falls

    Chittenago Falls Waterfall Wednesday blog cover

    Chittenango Falls Overlook, photograph, 2018 Today’s featured waterfall is Chittenango Falls in Cazenovia, New York.  This waterfall is located in Central NY east of Syracuse in Chittenango Falls State Park. Chittenango Falls State Park is 193 acres.  It has multiple hiking trails, picnic areas, and places to fish.  At the top…

  • Adventures,  Waterfall Wednesday

    Waterfall Wednesday: Pratt’s Falls

    Pratt's Falls Waterfall Wednesday blog cover

    Mad Scientist, 19×25 pastel on black pastel paper, 2013 Happy Halloween!  It felt like since it is Halloween I should start out with some art that I’ve done that could be considered spooky just for fun.  These are two pieces that I thought would fit that theme.   Mad Scientist is one…

  • Art Event

    A Week of Openings

    This week was a week of openings.  Not my own, but still exciting all the same.  Thursday night was the opening of two different exhibits at Community Arts of Elmira.  Interpretations by Rich, Andrew, & Connie LaVere and Animal Kingdom (Up Close) by Rod & Kyle Reynolds.  Both shows have the…

  • Art Event

    Gallery 116 Opening Reception

    Friday was the opening reception of Gallery 116 – a pop-up gallery in downtown Elmira by Community Arts of Elmira.  This gallery is housed in an office space that is currently being remodeled by Capriotti Properties.   ​The show started in the middle of July during the Elmira Street Painting Festival…

  • Painting Series

    July Recap

    ​I’ve been a little MIA this past month or so in my blogging.  Have you missed me?  What was I up to? At the beginning of June I embarked on the most challenging and intense artistic project of my life – Summer Mosaic for 171 Cedar Arts.  24 artists created…

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    The Start of the Fall Season

    I’m not sure how it happened, but autumn is officially upon us.  Cooler weather.  Cozy blankets.  Pumpkins.  NY Apples.  Football.  And my personal favorite – changing leaves.  The season brings with it so much to love!            As an artist, this is a magical time of year…

  • Adventures

    Art Adventure: Monet

    Photo of entrance to Monet: Impressionist Revolution exhibition at Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo NY by Laura Jaen Smith.

    Anyone that knows me, knows that I have the tendency to get a little turned around when traveling somewhere new.  Of course my trip last month was no different.  The goal of the day was to go enjoy an afternoon of art in Buffalo for the last weekend of the Monet…