Animals Have Feelings Too!

I paint portraits. As in painting a human being, painting an animal brings the same challenges and joy to me. The more closely I look at animals, watch them, study them and photograph them I realize that they portray many of the same characteristics that we humans do,...

Second Place Winner!

You Don’t Know What I Know $700I am pleased to announce that this pastel won Second Place in the 2017 Pastel Society of Western New York’s Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibit hangs in the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery, Joseph Skalny Welcome Center,...

International Women’s Day March 8, 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017. I plan to spend this afternoon doing what makes me my most creative and enlightened – creating art. I embrace the diversity in this world. I embrace the strength women bring to every day life. I embrace...
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...