November 4, 2013












A shift in scale can offer unexpected surprises and challenges. This soft pastel drawing is 3 x 3 inches and continues the body of larger pieces completed this summer. I began to make these tiny versions in response to artspace’s Think Small 7! invitational (on view through December 22 at artspace). The Schmincke pastels I am using are incredibly soft, luminous, and pigment-rich, and on such an intimate scale they allow for the creation of tiny gems…if I am up to the challenge. The nine square inches demand a certain economy and careful attention to every bit of that tiny space. After making the first couple of drawings, I must admit I am addicted! Thank you artspace!

Openings and Leftovers

September 6, 2013


Yesterday was a very long day hanging 55 paintings, drawings, and photographs at the Richmond Public Library Main Branch in preparation for tonight’s opening of the group show HERALD1. This is one of the more challenging venues for hang artwork because of the space and the hanging restrictions. Hanging with monofilament is never fun but especially not with high ceilings and moulding hooks. The work is up, labels attached, trash and ladders cleaned out, and the show looks GREAT!!!!! Come and check it out at tonight’s opening 6:30 – 9:00 PM Richmond Public Library Main Branch. The show runs through the end of October.












I was lucky to be able to hang most of my new pieces (and grateful to my fellow artists for allowing me a big chunk of space!). But there were four framed drawings that aren’t in the show, so I am posting them here.  Anyone who might want a closer look is more than welcome to come by the studio to see them and a few more that aren’t framed!