Silence

I have been silent the last few weeks. There have been many reasons why. Sometimes in life you are forced to shut down. Heal. Question everything and occasionally rage at the night. I have been overwhelmed with life and I have had to go silent. No painting, no...

The Interview

So for the next few weeks I am sharing an interview I did with the Sewickley Gallery and Frame shop. Located in my hometown, this master framer is featuring a new Pittsburgh artist every month and they are kicking off their “Meet the Artist” Series with my...

Opportunities

I love it when new opportunities come my way… I had mentioned a long time ago that in another life (read much younger) I did a lot of freelance illustration and graphic design work. Logos, illustrations, apartment building signs, brochures, newsletters and even...

Lemons. Again

My birthday is this weekend…. So sometimes it is nice to stop thinking about work and all the things I need to do and just be.  I am spending the week surrounding myself with the people and things that mean the most to me. I am out walking. I am buying flowers....

Bread Knife

Ever cut a loaf of bread with a spoon? No, of course not. But for a while I was trying to cut these lovely fresh loaves of bread from my local farmers market with a steak knife or butter knife. Or just about anything I had in my drawer. Then I got smart and bought a...

Peacock

I recently finished a new pastel… For most of the last two years I have only been working in oil, so it was refreshing to get back to my first love- pastel. Painting again with those dusty, saturated colors had my heart so happy. It’s funny how painting in...