Exciting news!

I am very excited to tell you all about this. Not only are Mark and I headed up to Mass to visit our daughter for her birthday, we are also visiting Mass because I got into a show!

Yes, that’s right. The piece below is the one that was juried into the PPSCC (Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod). We will be headed down there for the Opening Reception on July 20th.

Irrepressible Irises (2019)

Come see this work along with many other talented pastelists at the PPSCC’s national exhibition starting July 17 and running August 11 2019.  The event will be held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. Hope that you all can stop by to see the work! Can’t wait.

Happy Fourth!

Hope that you all had a great Fourth of July. I know I certainly did spending some time with family, good friends, and painting. Missing the beach up in Mass and can’t wait to head there this Wednesday. Gotta start packing and make sure I fit my pastels in so I can paint at the Cape.


Have been attending a portrait session each week for a couple of months now.  Very challenging, love the concentration time and not every week produces a good painting.  Here is a sample of some that I worked on a little once I returned to the studio.  I tend to refine for a couple of days after the session but try to stop before I lose that loose mark making.