What's New?

We’ve just completed the first summer session of Open Studios painting which included a plein air class. Check out some of my amazing students in action! For a list of upcoming fall classes and more photos, click the Classes link on this website.

This summer I was invited to participate in the Mask Project, a benefit for the Denver Hospice. Along with a group of metro area artists, celebrities, sports figures and community leaders, I donated a handcrafted clay mask. This collection will be on display in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center from Monday, September 12 through Sunday, October 9, 2016. What an honor it is to participate in this biennial community event which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for end-of-life care for patients and families living in the Front

More than 1.5 million visitors to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center will view The Project Display. This long established event engages bidders across the globe. The online auction of masks is expected to generate hundreds of thousands of hits on The Mask Project website where bidding gets fierce – especially during the final days. Here’s my mask page: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/item.action?id=265901863

Along with pet portraits, I’ve been having lots of fun painting landscapes during the last several months. Currently, I’m participating in an innovative online painting project entitled The Virtual Paintout. What a wonderful combination of two of my favorite passions – painting and travel! Artists use Google street view images as a resource for subjects to paint from throughout the world. This month the focus is on beautiful Norway. To learn more about this effort go to: http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/ Scroll through the online gallery to find my work then hit the location link to see the original image.

Next month, I’ll be doing some real traveling with a trip to Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. I can’t wait to soak in the scenery and bring back lots of photographs for future paintings. Until next time …