I just completed another class at PCCA entitled, “Landscape Painting.” Our teacher, Anatoliy Shapiro, is a Russian-born professional artist. He is well known for his large mural works. During this class I only completed two pieces: the Dominican Republic pastel piece and this oil painting. I worked from a personal  photograph that I had taken in the Animal […]

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My friend Sheila and her husband recently took a trip to Ireland. Upon seeing some of her photos, I was blown away by the utter and sheer beauty of the images. I commented that they would make an incredible painting and offered to do a landscape for my friends. The photograph was taken near Gormans […]

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Scoop, Scoop, Scoop, Scoop, Scoop, Scoop, Close, gurgle, gurgle, gurgle…. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Smell the aroma! Favorite cup in hand Pour, cream, sugar, sip. Mexico memories, wish I was back there, lying by the ocean, cool breeze, warm sunshine, birds singing.

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The Beach

In May of 2006 I found out that we were expecting baby boy number two. Dylan would be three in December and it was a good time to add to our family. Before baby’s arrival, I wanted to do a large pastel painting of Dylan. We took this photo of him playing by the ocean in Florida. […]

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