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Juried Shows

Every artist gets to choose their own personal criteria for and definition of success. For me, it’s getting into and winning awards in national juried shows. Don’t get me wrong, I do like selling my work, but selling a painting doesn’t give me the same satisfaction and sense of being a “real” artist that I get when I’ve been […]

A Review of the 2009 American Watercolor Society Exhibition

A Review of the 2009 American Watercolor Society Exhibition

                                                                                             Last month, I had the privilege to attend the American Watercolor Society awards banquet. I was thrilled that my painting, The Morning Commute (today’s painting) was juried into this year’s show. Seeing the actual exhibit is so different from seeing the catalog. For one thing, I have found that you really can’t determine the flavor […]

The Biggest Gift

The Biggest Gift

 “If we are able to stay with a situation, it will carry us to a new place.” Shaun McNiff Thoughts 5″x7″   Thinking about my artistic journey and how much I’ve grown and changed over the last last twenty-five years has made me realize that many of my earlier feelings about painting were centered around struggle, not knowing, and doubting […]

Watercolor Artist Magazine

Watercolor Artist Magazine

I was thrilled to be one of three artists featured in the current (August 2009) Watercolor Artist magazine article titled, Inside the Artist Studio. I think that most artists love peeking into other artists’ studios, and this is a great opportunity for a behind the scenes tour. The article also offers ideas for setting up an ideal studio. Check it out! Happy Painting!

75 Reasons Other Than Describing a Subject to do a Painting

My natural tendency is to try to get everything right. I think it has to do with the way I was raised and the fact that I went to Catholic schools, but let’s not go there! One good thing about rules – if you find them and follow them, you get to feel that you’re being successful. And that’s […]