Saturday, June 14, 2014

With summer comes spontaneity...

One thing that I truly love about summer is the spontaneous events that magically present themselves! Contrary to my previous post, this summer will be filled with art events! I will be showing my work at the recently renovated Biggs Museum of American Art within the Delaware by Hand retail gallery. I'm also thrilled to say that I will be exhibiting at St. Peter's Annual Outdoor Fine Art Show. My immersion into the local art community is happening much more quickly than I could have ever imagined, so keep checking back for new events!  

The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901
(302) 674-2111

Delaware by Hand Retail Gallery 

St. Peter's Annual Outdoor Fine Art Show
Downtown Lewes, DE
July 5, 2014  (rain or shine) 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free Admission

The spontaneity of summer has also cultivated a new endeavor, collaboration between painting and coffee! Keep checking back for events that may happen to pop-up! 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

To the past and new beginnings...

After a snowy winter filled with schoolwork and art exhibits in Vermont, I am back in Delaware. As I finish my masters degree this July, I am looking forward to immersing myself and my art into local shows once again. This past year I had little time to create new work, so I will not be participating in any outdoor shows this summer. I am beginning to paint again with hopes to exhibit in many local art shows next year. Even though my work will not be traveling to outdoor art shows during the summer months, the work can be viewed at my studio or travel to the walls that may become potential homes.

Burlington International Airport, Burlington VT

This past fall and winter two Costa Rica inspired paintings greeted travelers in the Burlington International Airport with the warmth of tropical scenes on cold and snowy days.

Firehouse Gallery, Burlington VT

The winter started with a holiday art show in Burlington at the BCA Firehouse Gallery. The snow fell in the streets as street lights sparkled and illuminated the sky.


Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington VT

This spring the paintings traveled to Fletcher Allen Hospital and will continue to hang until August 2014. Sharing art in a health environment revitalizes imagination and soul, allowing the viewer to enter into the work and transport into a new world.  


Friday, August 9, 2013

Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Art Show!

Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Art Show!

Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11, 2013

Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, 2013

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

St. Peter's 47th Annual Art Show

Last Saturday, July 6th, turned out to be a warm and sunny day! The light really brought the paintings to life. After an early set-up (with the greatly appreciated assistance of my family), the booth was ready for its big debut!

 The flowers from the farmers market were gorgeous!

 I brought along a few new paintings from Vermont to hang alongside the paintings inspired by Delaware (these new paintings are now on my website).


We were even able to display a few paintings on the outside of the tent and the light really brought them to life.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

See you in August for the Rehoboth Art League Show!

Friday, July 5, 2013

St. Peter's Annual Outdoor Show!

It's looking like it will be a beautiful day in Lewes tomorrow. A perfect day for strolling around and admiring art! I'll be debuting 5 new paintings. My booth space  will be the same as last year, I hope to see you there!

St. Peter's Annual Fine Art Outdoor Show
Saturday, July 6 2013
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Downtown Lewes, DE
Booth # 104

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Just about time for some texture

After many layers of glazing and some detail work, it's time to add in some texture. I've come to realize that it's best to take some time to look at the paintings to decide where to add the texture. I'm now in the process of looking and planning my next steps.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Painting outside again

It's sunny and warm, perfect weather for painting outside. The combination of the sounds of the stream  and the woods that surround my painting studio (backyard) allow me to dive deeper into the paintings. With one pup by my feet (and the other inside to stay cool) I'm thrilled to be painting outside again!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fish in progress

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fishing for Inspiration

It's feeling like summer and time to get out the paints. These paintings may look familiar, but the new details have been inspired by the creatures that gracefully swim through the rivers of northern vermont. I am truly in awe of the colors and patterns that these fish wear, and I hope to illustrate their beauty in this new series.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Created By Earthlings, Inspired by Earth

I was lucky enough to be invited to exhibit a painting at the Davis Center on the UVM campus. The show, inspired by Bill McKibben's article "What the Warming World Needs Now is Art, Sweet Art"(, exhibits works of various artists that deal with the environment, environmental issues, and sustainability. If you happen to be in Burlington, stop by and check it out. The show runs from April 16th to May 10th.

Monday, February 18, 2013

S.P.A.C.E. Gallery "Large Works"

On exhibit in The Soda Plant
266 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 578-2512
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday from 9 – 5pm, Saturday from 11 – 5pm

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Glazing new paintings with company

My painting companions.