Early Autumn Sunshine

Early Autumn Sunshine
soft pastel on Pastelbord


Pots with Trowel

Pots with Trowel (sold)
soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist


Furrows at Midday

A big sky hangs over farmland with the Shenandoah in the distance - thanks to Bhavana for the picture!
Furrows at Midday
soft pastel on Uart 500


Visit my Online Gallery

I love blogs for how fluid they are. Static webpages often lack personality. Blogs give a fuller picture of an artist and what that artist deems important. Blogs encourage an audience, a discourse, and a community.

That said, I dislike blogs for how buried items of importance become. I blog to promote my current exhibits, which are usually near the top of the page, but I also blog to showcase the paintings themselves. However, the paintings are subsequently buried as more items come after them.

Because I have not had luck with longevity and outside links to galleries at other ultimately failing websites. I have worked on a Gallery for Potomac Artworks and it can be found in a tab to the upper right. It contains many of my works, which have previously been posted here. Although it does not convey size differences in the large thumbnails, it goes give a sense of my style and preferences as an artist. You will notice skies, trees, mood, and color in an Impressionistic style that hints toward Realism, but then skitters away again.

Please visit and revisit my Gallery to have an overview of my Art. And, even though this post will be buried, I will keep the Gallery current with additional art!


Oatlands Plantation exhibit in Leesburg, Virginia

July 1 - July 31--Sixteenth Annual Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Show & Sale

Monday-Saturday 10am until 5pm, Sunday 1pm until 5pm
​Carriage House

The sixteenth annual Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Show and Sale will be displayed in Oatlands' historic Carriage House from July 1 through July 31.  The show is free and open to the public. Look here for directions.

This juried show is a summer tradition for our regional arts community.  Enjoy the work of some of the National Capital Area's best-known talent, as well as the work of new artists.
I have three pastels of Italy juried into this exhibit.

Valle a Campania


PSV exhibit in Glen Allen Virginia

The Central Virginia chapter of Pastel Society of Virginia exhibit, "Seen in Virginia" at the Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen in the Gumenick Family and Slant Wall Galleries, will remain installed through July 13.

In addition to "Poppies on Black" as seen on the postcard, "Vision in Blue" and "Great Falls Toward River Bend" are of my pieces available in the show.


Alan Flattmann coming as our next PSV workshop

Our Pastel Society of Virginia November Veteran's Day weekend workshop instructor, Alan Flattmann, has a new book published! 

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Meet the Artists!

Join us for an Artist Meet & Greet at USGS on May 27 at 11am. See "Waterscapes and Water Escapes" and every incarnation of water you can imagine! 

The address is 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Head toward the Visitor's Entrance when parking, which is almost immediately to the left after you enter the complex. The Art Hall is just after security, up about 15' and to the left.

Use the directions here to locate the facility and proper Visitor's Center entrance.


PSV at CACGA May through July 2014

The Pastel Society of Virginia will have an exhibit "Seen in Virginia" at the Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen in the Gumenick Family and Slant Wall Galleries. Judge Colin Ferguson will award cash prizes in this members only exhibit. The exhibit will be installed May 15 through July 13, with the opening reception on May 18 from 2-4pm. It is being managed by the society's Central Virginia chapter.

As a landscape and plein air artist, Virginia is one of my very favorite topics!

In addition to "Poppies on Black" as seen on the postcard (note: which received an Honorable Mention!), "Vision in Blue" and "Great Falls Toward River Bend" are of my pieces available in the show.

Congratulations to all the award winners:
Pastel Society of Virginia award for Best in Show:
Bon Air Artists Association award for First Place:              
North Carolina Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition reciprocal award for Second Place:
Maryland Pastel Society reciprocal award for Third Place:

Honorable Mention: 
Betsy Kellum, The Ram
Julia LesnichyWinter Shadows
Regina Roseman TunePenola Food Mart, Route 301
Dianne SimonsSerenity at Shalom House, Hanover
Terry AtkinsonHope for Spring
Bonnie Ferguson Butler, Poppies on Black
Patricia Munford, Charles City County
Maria ReardonOctober in Virginia  
Richard Silva, July Afternoon   


Laurel Hill Plein Air Paint Out

Join this Workhouse annual fundraiser in Lorton and attempt to purchase at auction the original art created that morning by Workhouse Arts Center artists!