The Artist and the Art Career Coach – A Match Made in Creative Heaven

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016
The Artist and the Art Career Coach – A Match Made in Creative Heaven

The beauty and benefits of an artist/art career coach relationship… We all need a helping hand sometimes but we also need to give ourselves permission to seek out and accept that helping hand. A little over a year ago, I enrolled in Gwenda Joyce’s Art Ambassador “YES!” program. I had been working hard at my […]

Impressions of Oswegatchie Hills

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016
Impressions of Oswegatchie Hills

A place can be many things – somewhere you go in your own mind to remember, revisit or relax, or a physical place you experience in person. I go to many places near and far, both in my mind and on my feet. I prefer natural places and get outside as often as I can, […]

My Sometimes Meandering Creative Process

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016
My Sometimes Meandering Creative Process

Sometimes a painting is completed in my mind before I ever commit it to paper or panel. Like driving a fast car on the Autobahn! And sometimes a painting follows a meandering road, like taking a slow sight-seeing tour through the country. This new painting falls into the latter category. Here is a tale of my meandering […]

Hummingbirds, Raccoons, and Great Blue Herons

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

The month of August was full of hummingbirds, raccoons, great blue herons and generally, birds! Despite a very hot & humid month, I still managed to get outside with my camera and simply enjoy being outdoors. On my easel during the month of August… Great Blue Heron – casein on Fabriano Artistic h/p paper   […]

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016
Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

‘A picture is worth a thousand words’; a trite, somewhat overused phrase but how true for me! Spending time outdoors I am a natural history painter; painting what I see out in nature. I spend a lot of time outside experiencing nature, both in my backyard and when I travel. If I am traveling for something […]

Reading While I Paint!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016
Reading While I Paint!

I love reading. I love to read. I love books. Did I say that I love reading?!! I don’t remember a time that I didn’t love books and reading. One of my favorite things was going to the library for another bunch of books. I especially loved summer vacation because I could read more books. I have […]

Change is a Good Thing

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

Life throws us change every day. I have mapped out a plan of blog posts. The second post of each month is scheduled to be about my work-in-progress. And then this happened… Embracing Change A change of plans; I am working on a project based upon monthly walks at Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve in Niantic, CT. I will […]

Trees; or the Search for a Tree

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016
Trees; or the  Search for a Tree

I am searching for a tree – not just any tree, but a TREE. I’m a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and one of our upcoming juried international exhibits is the Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial exhibit called ‘Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens’, November 18, 2017 – […]

Inspiration is Found in Surprising Places – Texas!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016
Inspiration is Found in Surprising Places – Texas!

Inspiration is such an intangible. It shows up where you least expect it and comes in many forms. I just returned from attending the TexArt workshop on the campus of Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX . It was co-sponsored by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation (SKB) and the SAA (Society of Animal Artists). Talk about […]

Silverpoint Adventures – the Evolution of a Technique

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016
Silverpoint Adventures – the Evolution of a Technique

  Silverpoint is a medium that has long intrigued me. One of those ‘someday I will try that’ techniques. So in this time of exploring where I want to go with my art, I asked for a Silverpoint Kit from Natural Pigments for Christmas. So I plunged in! The first thing I required was a […]