Wildlife Center Workshops Announced!

 My next art workshops with the Wildlife Center of Virginia have been announced and will feature education animals that we haven't worked with yet - Rosalie the Red-tailed Hawk and Wilson the Box Turtle!  Full descriptions and info can be found on my workshops page, here are the brief details:

Drawing & Painting Rosalie the Red-tailed Hawk

Sunday Feb 17, 2019 from 12-4:30pm, Fee $68


Drawing & Painting Wilson the Box Turtle

Sunday March 31, 2019 from 12-4:30pm, Fee $68


New Studio Happenings

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season!  I started using our new studio more in December and decided to really break it in by having a Holiday Open House!  

I set up an area with art and ornaments for sale and had a demo table to show fun printmaking ideas!  It was exciting to have a bunch of visitors to the new space and I'm so looking forward to hosting workshops here!

We will be running the Open Houses quarterly for 2019, so if you missed this first one, mark your calendars for mid-March!

Once the Open House was over, I got working on my holiday cards for this year!  The studio space allows me to spread out larger projects with ease, which is great for having a bunch of wet surfaces needing space to dry!  I put up a quick video on my YouTube channel on how I made the cards this year, check it out here:

The next creative projects to happen in the studio are my Winter workshops - be sure to check out my workshops page for the list of events, the first one is "Acrylic Texture Essentials" happening on Friday January 18!


New Studio Workshops Announced!

I'm thrilled to share that I've scheduled some painting workshops for Winter 2019 at my new studio space in Troy, VA!  The workshops range from watercolor, acrylic, to oil and cover a range of techniques!  Dates have been set for January through March and can be found on my workshops page.  Please note that I can only take 5 students max for each event so sign up early!


New Paintings

My next art show is coming up in November so I've been working in the studio this Summer to make a new body of paintings!  Below are a brand new painting and one that I reworked from last year (and am much happier with!)...I have about 8 more paintings that are at different stages of development and can't wait to make more progress on them! 

A Brief Visit (Rose-breasted Grosbeaks), Oil on Wood Panel, 12x12 inches


Untitled (Black and White Warbler), Oil on Wood Panel, 10x10 inches


Back to School!

Summer is just about over (except for this hot weather!) and teachers are returning to classrooms!  While I don't teach in a traditional school, my teaching schedule typically follows the school calendar, so I'm winding down a Summer of painting and family time so that I can get back to my lectures, workshops, and online videos!

My biggest news is that I have a new teaching space and it's in my very own backyard!  My husband, his father, and I worked on converting an old shed into a creative space.  Tom will use it for music, and I will be using my area as a teaching studio for private lessons and small group workshops.  More info about the space can be found here.  If you or you and a few friends want to build your own private workshop, you can book your own workshop at my teaching studio - weekday, weekend, daytime, evening - let's paint!  At this time the space is only available for private booking, I will not be scheduling a rotation of workshops like I did at my Scottsville studio.

My first free lecture of the season is this coming Sunday Sept 9 at Plaza Art Supply in Rockville, MD and is all about Williamsburg Oil Paints, it is open to the public and includes a hands-on component where you can feel the amazing textures of Williamsburg! Space is limited but there are a few spots left, to sign up, call the store at 301-770-0500!

My first workshop of the Fall is a two-day event being held at the Vienna Art Society's Art Center in Vienna, VA.  It is called Amazing Acrylic Layers, is $230 (all materials included) and more info can be found here

For my full schedule of open-to-the-public events with Golden Paints and Williamsburg Oils, visit my page on their website here.

I hope to see you for a lecture or workshop soon!  In the meantime, if you have any painting or materials questions, please email me at: