Fall Updates

I have one more Annapolis First Sunday Arts Festival in 2016- this Sunday, October 2nd. The show runs 11-5:00 and I'm hoping as ever for pleasant weather. My schedule singing with he Baltimore Choral Arts Society is already starting to get heavy, so if you are contemplating a commissioned painting as a holiday gift, please consider contacting me soon. 

I've been put on the waiting list for Bazaart, the show at the Visionary Art Museum that went so well last year. I don't really expect to get in at this point so I applied to two other juried shows with fall dates. I will learn in October whether I've been accepted into any of those three for sure.

One of my latest, a commission of a friend's great grandmother's home. 

Ellicott City Flood Relief

On July 30, the beautiful historic district of Ellicott City was struck by a catastrophic flood. I created this painting in the hopes of generating funds for the Ellicott City Partnership to go toward the rebuilding of these wonderful homes and businesses. Please consider helping if you can. 

 The original is up for auction here on EBay. half of the proceeds will be donated to the EC Partnership. The auction ends Sunday night 8/28/16.

I have also had 8x10 inch prints made which can be purchased here in my shop. $10 from each of those sales will be donated to the EC Partnership.

Lastly, I had blank notecards made. These are available in sets of six here in my shop and would make excellent holiday cards. $5 will be donated to the EC Partnership with the purchase of each set of cards. 

Show Schedule 2016

I've been working hard at generating new paintings for this year's art shows. I've already completed 29 including commissions! So far, I am participating in four of the Annapolis First Sunday Arts Festivals this year! These include:

June 5th 11-5

July 3rd 11-5

September 4th 11-5

October 2nd 11-5

I am also reapplying for Bazaart at the American Visionary Art Museum. I will learn in mid August if I make it in. That show runs November 25-26th.

Recent Commission

I'm super proud of this commission I did for Trish de Orio! It was an anniversary gift for her husband of their pup, Oso:

2015 Wrap-Up

Thanks for an amazing year! What an adventure it's been. I've done five art shows, painted 53 paintings, made some fantastic connections, and learned so much. I'm currently cooped up indoors with pneumonia, but fortunately painting is a nice activity to do while recuperating. Because of this, I had time this week to record myself doing a painting from beginning to end, and I'm excited to share it with you now!

Acrylic on 12x24 inch stretched canvas, based on a photo from the USFWS/Southeast via Flickr.

*New Year's Day update- the total number of paintings this year was 58!I crushed my previous record of 41.