House of Havoc

I have a companion in my studio…

Failing Forward

I read once that the act of walking is constant falling.


A few weeks ago I was asked to do a portrait demo for the INSPIRE Lecture series…


“I just throw dignity at the wall and think only of the game”
– Suzanne Lenglen- the world’s first female professional tennis player

Old Friend

I found myself recently staring back at an old friend.


“The trouble is, my dear doctor, is that you see, but you do not observe…”
– Sherlock Holmes to Watson

The Yellow Stage

Last Friday I did a zoom lecture.

"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

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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