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Workshops for 2013 are now listed. See the workshop page.
I am very thrilled to announce that Flying the Beam (pastel 16" x 20") was chosen as a finalist in the Art Renewal Center's annual salon.
The Fish Cleaners, pastel on board 18" x 18" was recently on view in New York as part of the Pastel Society of America's 40th Anniversary show, Enduring Brilliance. It was chosen for a purchase award, and will be on display January - March 3 2013 at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH with other selected works from the New York show.
Sorolla's Studio: On Wings of Art was given Honorable Mention in the Oil Painters of America Online Showcase for fall 2012. http://www.opaonlineshowcase.com/winners/92 Judge Kathleen Dunphy said: I must admit that any depiction of Sorolla's studio would get my attention, but the execution of this piece elevates the scene from just a snapshot to a work of art. Lovely indication of Sorolla's paintings in the background. Great design- the triangulation of the bright white color keeps the eye moving through the painting. That half-figure on the left looking into the painting is a bold and effective addition.
Shiplock Geometry, pastel on panel 12" x 12"
honored with First Place in Plein Air Richmond, 2012.