Studio Deep Dive: Artists in Absence

Today, I was planning on driving two hours to Solomons, MD to set up for my two-week Artist in Action residence at Ann Marie Sculpture Gardens and Arts Center. Combined with cancelled/postponed spring festivals and exhibitions, I felt a little lost. I still had these two weeks set aside. Should I just eat ice creamContinue reading “Studio Deep Dive: Artists in Absence”

Personalized Art: 5 Steps to a Successful Commission

Art created just for someone other than the artist is called commissioned art. When an artist paints a pet or family portrait, it is a commission. I personally have been commissioned to paint and draw subjects ranging from portraits and homes to surreal works of art. Often the commission process seems a little daunting. TheContinue reading “Personalized Art: 5 Steps to a Successful Commission”

New Gallery Representation!!!

I’m very excited to announce that I am now represented by Artists’ Emporium in Havre de Grace! The art in the gallery is incredible, and I’m thrilled to share the walls with highly talented artists. I have two works, “Bella,” and “Late Spring in Abingdon,” in the gallery’s care currently. To see the art, youContinue reading “New Gallery Representation!!!”

A New Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving will be different this year.  There’s no splitting the holiday between my family and the in-laws, who are now several states away.  There’s no overindulgence in turkey and pumpkin pie.  No football.  Not even time with my spouse, who will be working for the holiday.    With all of these changes, I had to re-evaluate what I doContinue reading “A New Thanksgiving”

Tulips for Spring

It’s spring. The plants in our yard are looking less like sticks and weeds and are growing new leaves and flower buds. We can finally start identifying what was planted here, and see what thrives in this milder climate. These tulips were the first flowers I brought into our Maryland home, and I was reallyContinue reading “Tulips for Spring”

New Artwork: Gunpowder Falls State Park

Against a backdrop of trees, stone, and water, the tire was jarringly out of place. It was litter that inspired thoughts of carbon footprints and plastic islands in the Pacific.

News and Updates feat. the Pets and Wildlife Collection

I’ve had a baby that’s now a toddler, and my family has relocated to another state. This new home hosts an all-of-the-seasons experience with a wide variety of trees, and winding roads. The abundance of art galleries and museums within an hours drive of my front door is also very nice. As my time hasContinue reading “News and Updates feat. the Pets and Wildlife Collection”