Evening Moon

“Evening Moon” | 8×8″ | oil
SOLD – Private collection, Saratoga Springs, NY

Here’s a little oil painting of the full moon from the other night. It was started as a demo at my “Concept to Canvas workshop at Saratoga Arts. My winter schedule is now available on my Workshops page.

Until next time…

Winter Morning

“Winter Morning”| 9×12” | pastel and oil paint

Sold – Private collection in Saratoga Springs, NY

At my “Understanding Tonal Values” workshop at Arlene’s, I realized that I forgot my large pastel box. Luckily, I had my handy Terry Ludwig Basic Landscapes set with me – so I was able to get this demo done. I needed the tree stand to be darker than the darkest dark I had, so I decided to do an oil wash there. I am pretty pleased with how it all came together.

Until next time…

Through the Autumn Marsh

“Through the Autumn Marsh” | 6×8″ | oil

Recalling the gorgeous October autumn colors on the marsh.

This and a few of my smaller works are now available at Silverwood Gallery in Saratoga Springs for their holiday show. There’s a reception this evening, 11/17 from 5 – 9 PM. I hope you can make it!

Also showing!


The Oakroom Artists 60th Anniversary show is now up at the Fenimore Gallery at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY. Please check it out if you have a chance. The show features the work of over 34 members in a variety of media. My large piece “Dappled” was chosen to featured in an article in the Daily Gazette about the show! What a huge honor.

Until next time…

Fading Light

Fading Light
5×5″ – 10×10″ Framed oil

This is the second submission to the 10×10 show at Saratoga Arts. The opening reception was this last week, and it was great! This oil painting of mine found a home that night!


The show runs through 8/27, so there’s still time to check it out.
Until next time…

Hudson Rocks

5×5″ – 10×10″ Framed oil


The upper Hudson River on a beautiful summer day. This little oil is in the Saratoga Arts 10×10 show, opening this evening from 6 – 8 PM. I’m looking forward to this show, it was such a great success last year, and this year we have even more artists of all ages in the community participating!

Until next time…

Ten Years!

Summer Splendor 48x48" | Oil
Summer Splendor
48×48″ | Oil

soldSOLD – Private Collection in New Hampshire

This month (6/21) marks the 10 year anniversary of my blog! How quickly that time has gone by, with many wonderful happenings along the way. Here’s a recap of some wonderful achievements since day 1:

  • My artwork has been acquired many national (32/52 states) and international (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, and Scotland) collections
  • Added 2 wonderful children to my family
  • My work is licensed on
  • Became an Art Instructor at Saratoga Arts
  • Became a board member at Saratoga Arts
  • Became an Art Instructor at Arlene’s Artist Materials
  • Juried associate member of the Pastel Society of America
  • Member of the Adirondack Pastel Society
  • One painting is now in a museum’s permanent collection (Brookside Museum)
  • My work has been on featured a billboard
  • My work was featured in a Dick Blick catalog
  • I’ve won several awards for my paintings
  • Participated in well over 36 group and solo shows since 2006
  • Completed many special commissions for my collectors
  • Donated many paintings to support causes important to me and my family
  • I’ve made many, many, wonderful friends in my students, fellow artists, and collectors
  • Built (in process) a studio in my backyard
  • My work has been featured on a few fantastic Art Blogs
  • Became a juried member of the Oakroom Artists

All of the above, I owe to my supportive family, friends, students, and art collectors. I thank you all for cheering me on all these years. To thank you, I’ll be doing a few special things over the next few weeks – painting give-away, open studio party, etc. Stay tuned…Many thanks to so many of you who’ve supported, inspired and encouraged me throughout the years!

Duane Keiser, and Julian Merrow-Smith were the first Daily Painters I discovered in 2006 who inspired me to paint at least twice a week – thank you! Karen Margulis, Tracy Helgeson, Kim Morin Weineck, Ria Hills and Loriann Signori are a few of the many inspiring and generous artists (including those I didn’t mention by name – you know who you are) who’ve given me advice in the beginning, over the years, and as recently as a month ago! Many thanks to Corina O, and Michelle LaLonde for giving me my very first solo shows. And to all of my supportive family, and art collectors, far and near for enabling me to continue creating art! Thank you!

The above painting is available at Silverwood Gallery in Bolton Landing this month. It is the largest painting I’ve done to date, and a direction (painting larger) I’d like to continue to explore.

Until next time…


Mountain Stream

Mountain River
36×36″ | oil on canvas

I’ve been busy busy, preparing for my upcoming two-woman show with Liron Sissman, at The Clement Art Gallery in Troy, NY. “Peace of Nature” opens on April 29 during Troy Night Out from 6 – 9 PM. I hope you can make it! Here’s the postcard:

This is oil painting is the largest piece of mine that will be in the show, and I SUPER pleased with the way it turned out. It’s inspired by an autumn hike I took a couple years ago with my little ones. This “stream” is actually the AuSable River in the Adirondacks. My happy place. 🙂

Here’s a quick little video of the making of it. Please turn up your volume, and enjoy!

Until next time…

Evening Light: A Commission

“Evening Light”
24×48″ oil on canvas

Private collection in Saratoga Springs, NY

This is a recently completed commission.  It captures one of the many beautiful islands on northern Lake George just as the sun prepares to lower in the sky.

I thought I’d also share where it started:


I love starting a painting that will have cool local color with a warm underpainting. In my opinion, it helps to balance the temperature of the colors and light.

If you’re interested in commissioning a painting, please contact me to discuss.

Until next time…


Summer Evening on Lake George


“Summer Evening on the Lake” 24×24″ – oil


Private collection
I started this oil as a demo at the Colonie Art League earlier this month. I’ve worked on it for a bit every day for #creativefebruary, and it is now complete.

Many thanks for Dee Foley for inviting me to do the demo. I had a great time meeting the members of the Colonie Art League and discussing my process. Thanks to everyone for a great evening.

This painting will be available at the upcoming Faculty Show at Saratoga Arts. Here are the details:
Saratoga Arts’ Faculty Exhibition March 4 – April 30

Opening Reception: Friday, March 4 • 6pm-8pm

Until next time…