"Arrested Momentum"

Recent commissioned portrait.
Pastel, 15″ x 15″

"Prix des Pastel"

Best of Show Award, IAPS 2020 International Exhibition.
Dunedin, Florida. “Impact” pastel, detail.


Second place, Pasit Pastellist International, Tivoli, Italy.
BoldBrush Best Pastel Award. Pastel 100. “Indigent” detail


2015. IAPS international Masters Circle Exhibition.
2nd Biennial International Exhibition, Suzhou, China. “Threads” detail

Back in Black

No, I’m not talking about the AC/DC song.

Fuzzy Socks

But sometimes work gets put on hold…

Feeling Preppy

So now it is time to get to work…


“… and we never failed to fail, it was the easiest thing to do.”
– Crosby, Stills and Nash

Studio Treasures

This is the only thing I have that belonged to my grandfather.

Lessons on Light From a Ladder

The biggest weapon an artist has is observation.


I recently got a splinter.


Survival is its own creative act.

I Set My Painting on Fire | Art is a Journey

First in the beginning of the “Art is a Journey” series by Christine Swann.
Christine shares tips, tricks, and the demolition of her paintings after every lesson.

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