My new muse!

My new muse!

So I now have a new muse. In June of 2016 (yes, it is hard to believe that we are into a new year already) my daughter gave birth to my first grandchild, a boy, named Miles Adam Vera. He was born with a full head of black hair, and now at 6 months old still has all of...

Thrilled to be a 2016 ARC Finalist!

I am thrilled beyond belief that ‘I Have My Eye on You’, pastel, ¬†is one of the 2016 ARC (Art Renewal Center)¬†International Salon finalists! This is such an honor for me. This giraffe (in the Cheyenne Zoo, Denver CO) has been my hero (or...

Wild Things~Animals in Art

There is a week and a half left to view this fun show I am in with good friends, Brian O’Neill and Diane Bellenger, both fellow Rochester Art Club Signature members. There are 22 paintings in this show, all of animals, in different media, and three different...

A Mural for Miles ~A Gift from His Grams’ Heart

I can hardly contain my excitement over the idea of becoming a grandmother for the first time! My first grandchild (a boy to be named Miles) is due in a week and three days from today. As we all know, babies will make their appearance when they are good and ready! My...
A Favorite Commission

A Favorite Commission

In February of this year, 2016, I was asked by the Roswell Cancer Center Institute in Buffalo, NY to do a pastel painting of an extraordinary woman. Her name was Eva Noles. Ms. Noles happened to be the first African American woman to be accepted to and graduated from...