Upcoming Spring/Summer Workshops!

This year has flown by so far and I just can't believe it's already almost mid-May!  Teaching travel has kept me on the road a lot more than expected - good news because I get to see many of you, but bad news is I haven't been able to finish the filming on my online workshop and haven't scheduled many in-person workshops either.  This is all about to change!

June sees many workshops between my studio and other venues, the full details and how to register can be found on my workshops page but for quick reference:

Friday June 2: Oil Painting Essentials, 12-5pm, $65, My Studio in Scottsville, VA

Saturday June 3: Abstract Acrylic Landscapes, 1-6pm, $65, Plaza Art Supply in Rockville, MD

Sunday June 4: Luscious Layers with Gels & Pastes, 1-5pm, $55, My Studio in Scottsville, VA

Saturday June 10: Drawing and Painting Maggie the Peregrine Falcon, 12-4:30pm, $68, Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, VA

Sunday June 25: Mixed Media Monoprints, 1-5pm, $55, My Studio in Scottsville, VA


I will also be doing a free presentation on Golden Paints at the Art Box in Lynchburg on Saturday June 24 from 12-2pm, details on registration can be found here:


As always, if you do not see a workshop topic/date/time that works for you and you want to schedule your own workshop with a group of friends, that option is open!  






Recent Paintings!


I've been a little bit MIA on the blog lately because I've been painting like crazy!  Here are some recent works in oil...

Portrait of Athena, Oil on Panel, 10x8 inches


Painted Bunting, Bald Head Island - Oil on Panel, 10x10 inches


American Kestrel (Male), Oil on Panel, 10x8 inches


Ampersand Art Supply Tutorial: Painterly Illustrations

Just before the holidays, I was invited by Ampersand Art Supply to do a tutorial on a kit they put together - the Smooth Surface Bundle.  The full tutorial can be found here, with video getting added there soon (but if you can't wait, visit my YouTube channel!):


Coming Soon - Acrylic Texture Adventure: Forest

My first online workshop is coming out at the end of March (my timeline was delayed due to illness!) and I've put together an overview video of the ideas involved, with a second "project preview" to be released in a few weeks when registration officially opens!  See the overview below and continue reading for more info!  

Acrylic Texture Adventure: Forest includes 10 step-by-step texture projects along with 2 start-to-finish painting tutorials (using acrylic paints and mediums) to give you ideas for how to incorporate the surfaces in finished work.  The lessons take place both in the studio and on-site in the woods, though most of the hands-on painting is done in doors :)  Each lesson has a video component (~20min per lesson) and students will be able to download pdf files that follow the video content to print out at home (if you have ever been to one of my hands-on workshops, these pdf's are similar to what I send but with more photos!).  The workshop is forest-themed but even if you don't live near a forest to access reference material in person, I will give you tips for how to find alternative source material in your area!

This workshop is self-paced and students are encouraged to email me with questions as needed.  There will not be a required weekly check-in, but for those on Facebook, there will be a private group where we can all share ideas and our work with each other regularly!

Registration will be done through an online school I've been working on and you will be able to set up an account and sign in to view the workshop - a link to the school will be ready in a few weeks when the project preview video is released!

Enrollment fee is $75.00

If you are interested and would like to be on my email list of the first to be notified when registration opens, please send a message to:


To see some of my free tutorials visit my YouTube channel!






New Etsy shop open!

I put together a new Etsy shop and have been stocking it with some small (and under $80) paintings!  Check it out at the link below or under my "Shop" tab!: