The 2020 Rochester Art Club Online Fall Exhibition

The current 2020 Rochester Art Club Online Fall Exhibition is up for viewing on the Rochester Art Club website www.rochesterartclub.org I am so pleased that I won a Juror Award for my oil portrait of the late Civil Rights Activist and Senator John Lewis.  He was on a...
We The People                Mary Whyte

We The People Mary Whyte

Last week I traveled to Charleston SC with a friend and my sister to see the city sights but mostly to attend the opening of Mary Whyte’s new exhibit, We The People, at the City Gallery, 34 Prioleau St. This was the culmination of seven years of research and...

The Wonders of Pastel

Do you know what pastels are? They are basically pigment combined with filler and a binder. The amount of filler used controls the hue (the color and shade of that color). Pastels have been in existence since the 15thcentury and the word “pastel” was first used in...

On Painting a Forever Mural

On Painting a Forever Mural   When my grandson Miles was born three years ago (wow has it been three years already?!) I suggested to my daughter that I paint him a mural for his bedroom. She wholeheartedly agreed and chose the theme of African animals. A dear...

The Therapy of Painting a Deceased Loved One

I have the luxury of being a painter, and I specialize in portraiture. I have painted portraits for others of their deceased loved ones where there is no emotional attachment for me. What is it like to paint your own deceased loved one? I recently completed an oil...