Friday, September 22, 2017

Wonderful news to announce!! “Playtime” has been selected to be featured in next year's "Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects book, an annual hardback publication featuring the best in contemporary drawing and technique. Congratulations to everyone who made the cut, I see many familiar names. You can see the list of winners at

I would like to share with you that "Refugee" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the August 2017 BoldBrush Painting competition! Thank you BoldBrush!! Congrats to all winners! You may view all of the winning paintings at the following link.

http://faso.com/boldbrush/winners/200
Soft Pastel on Pastelmat, 19,5x16"

Wonderful news via email! “Innosent Smile” and “Refugee” have been accepted into 2017 Richeson75 Figure/ Portrait show to be held at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly WI. Also my painting “Summertime” achieved meritorious distinction. Thank you Richeson!!


Excited to share that my painting was accepted into 2017 Art Kudos online exhibition! This year 156 artists representing 21 countries were accepted into the show. Congratulations to all!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Thrilled and honored beyond words!! IAPS Master Circle medallion!



"Refugee", 19,5x16" Soft Pastel and Pastel Pencils on Pastelmat.

 Having to flee your home because of violence is a traumatic experience. Life is so hard for all these people and you can see the pain in their eyes. I tried to capture this pain but also the gaze of hope for a better future.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017