Saturday, June 30, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Here is the second in a challenge to complete ten pieces in this style. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Moving into a new direction with my portraits. I want them to be more than a representation of a person. I want them to show the experience and expression while moving into the abstracted form. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

I always want to be moving into an intended focus. Here is a pastel done on sanded paper. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I have done the gesso on masonite with pastel before on landscapes but wanted to see how it worked with people. I really enjoyed the whole process and drawing was almost meditational because of the slower pace and tiny details. 

Monday, May 21, 2018


I have been reminded by some wonderful women that I know, how difficult it can be to over come some obstacles life throws at us.But, there is another side as well. After the worst of it comes all the icing on the cake, and I have had tons of icing on my cake. This is a drawing on gessoed masonite with pencil and pastel.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Life can be messy and sometimes it is very healthy to work through some of those difficult experiences. Art is one way to do that for myself and for others who can find a connection.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

We all have those times when we think back into the past. As I get older I find myself reflecting back to the life I have had, good and bad, and how they brought me to where I am in my life at this time. This piece is called "Reflection". It is pastel on a thick gessoed matt board which lets the texture come from the gesso.  

Friday, April 27, 2018

"Frida" will be at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA for the months of July-August. She is part of an exhibit that is titled, "The World of Frida". The reception will be on July 8th, from 3-5pm.


Also, "Mama Rose's Ranch" will be showing at the Carnegie in Turlock, CA for the months of May-July. The reception for that exhibit will be May 10th, 5-8pm.


Monday, April 9, 2018

This is my fourth piece that is a part of the series on individuals I am working on. Frida Kahlo was a strong woman who wanted to be heard and spent her life using art to tell about her experiences and who she was.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Maude Lewis is the third portrait in this series. Maude and her art taught me that we continue to be who we are despite the obstacles we face. She modeled that beauty is made through the eyes that are seeing it and that happiness needs to be cultivated with a pure heart.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

This is my second piece in the group of portraits. I want to let it speak for itself.