Monday, August 15, 2016

Exhibition & Festival Information

Outside Looking In
10"x8" oil on cradled board

This painting was accepted in the Poets & Artists Self-Portrait exhibition and publication, "Reinventing Ourselves from Another Point of View". It will be included in the Poets and Artists (PA#75) online digital & print on-demand magazine.  The opening reception for the exhibition is this Friday (Aug. 19) at the Art NXT Level Projects/33 Contemporary, Chicago, IL. The show will run until Sept. 10.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to be at the reception because I didn't plan very well. I have my last summer art festival this coming weekend and I will need to set up my display Friday night. But if you can't make it to Chicago, you should definitely stop by Washington Park in Washington, IL where you will find me along with 60+ other artists at the Washington Arts Festival. Lots of food, children's activities, and music! A link to a map is on my Events page.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ocean Dreams

6x6 oil on panel

I have to put the beach paintings aside for a short while. I'll be working on a few commissions that I'm pretty excited about. One is 16"x20" which is larger than I've ever done! I can't wait to get started!

My last art festival of the summer is coming up. I'll be in Washington IL on August 20-21. More information and a link to a map on my Events page.

Friday, July 29, 2016


6x6 oil on panel

I've been busy babysitting this week and haven't been able to get into the studio. I have a lot to catch up on when I finally  get back in there! I painted this young fellow last week. I loved his simplicity.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Green Bow - SOLD

8x8 oil on cradled board

Sitting on the beach with a good friend is a summertime must! Loved painting the reflections of these two little girls.

Monday, July 25, 2016


8x8 oil on cradled board

More from my beach and summer fun series.
In search of hermit crabs.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Illinois Art League Members show

I joined the IAL this year and entered  2 paintings in my first show with them. I'm so pleased to tell everyone that my painting "Treasure Hunt" won first place in the semi-professional, not under glass category! I'm thrilled and honored to be among some really great artists. 

You can view all the paintings until July 30 at the Peoria Public Library, main branch which is downtown Peoria on the corner of Main and Monroe. 
Treasure Hunt

Navy Pier

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pink Bucket

6x6 oil on panel

I just love when the world takes on this shade of blue! I can't wait to visit the beach again! We finally booked a trip in September.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Don't Throw the Sand!

6x6 oil on panel

I really loved this painting because of the distinct dark path that runs through it. Love the shapes. I think it could be even better larger. I made his face a bit darker than it was because I didn't want people to notice his face. It's all about his hand and shadow. I plan to try this one again.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Splish Splash

6x6 oil on panel

I've been painting on panels again lately. This source photo has been in my collection for years. I took it on one of my trips to Hilton Head.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Daily Walk

6x6 oil on panel

I think I'm headed into a beach themed painting phase! Stay tuned!