• Art Event

    November 2023 Events

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    Happy November!  Here are the different places you can find my art in person this month. Also keep an eye out for new items in person at Vines of New York and my online shop. Genesee Valley 100 | November 15 – December 31 Silver Lake Brewing Project14 Borden Ave, Perry,…

  • Art Event

    October 2023 Events

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    Happy October!  Here are the different places you can find my art in person this month. 2023 Southern Tier Biennial | September 16 – November 4 Tri-County Arts Center 110 West State Street, Olean, NY    Gallery Hours: (Website for hours & updates) Tuesday – Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm Opening Reception:…

  • Art Tip

    10 Tips for Taking on Big Projects

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    The month of drawing challenges is upon us.  Whether you follow the official Inktober list, participate in one of the hundreds of other lists out there, or come up with your own thing, artists all over the world come together in the month of October to have fun and grow…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    Little Pumpkins

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    Last year I painted this series of little pumpkins.  I still love them so much that I decided they deserved another blog post showing the collection.  Right now I have them displayed in my studio so I can enjoy them, but the originals are all available for sale in my…

  • 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…

  • Art Event

    September 2023 Events

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    Happy September!  Excited to share that two of my Sketchy Tree drawings were accepted into the 2023 Southern Tier Biennial coming up this month!  Also, I have three shows that are ending this month – be sure to find a time on your calendar if you’d like to visit them…

  • Art Event

    August 2023 Events

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    Happy August!  Here are the different places you can find my art in person this month.   2023 Juried Exhibition | August 8 – September 16 Arts Center of Yates County127 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY    Gallery Hours:(Website for hours & updates)Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm Opening Reception:Friday August 11th 5-7pm…

  • 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…

  • Art Event

    July 2023 Events

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    It’s July already!  Here are the different places you can find my art in person this month.  There’s also all sorts of other fun arts events, festivals, and activities going on every weekend in the region to look into.    6x6x2023 | May 12 – July 23 Annual fundraiser –…

  • 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…