Lotsa good news to start 2017!

I am thrilled to announce that my piece “Chasing Rabbits” was a finalist in the Non-Commissioned Portrait category for the Portrait Society of America‘s Members Only competition and my piece “Rabbit Holes” placed 4th in the Outside the Box category!



Come see both of them in person (and me!) at the Poets and Artistsabend

Sight Unseen exhibition at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

Show dates  – February 24th to March 25th 2017.

Opening reception  – Friday, February 24th at 5pm.

Curated by Alia El Bermani.

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Abend Gallery is located at 2260 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80206

Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Exhibiton

I am so happy to announce that my painting of “Maria” has been juried into the

Portrait Society of Atlanta’s Fall Exhibition

on display September 26 – December 13, 2015 at

The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art

Join us for the opening reception: 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Light refreshments and cash bar.
Opening Reception attendance is a benefit for exhibiting artists and museum members.

Guests are welcome at $8 per person. Memberships can be purchased at the event.

American Women Artists 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition at Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ

 My painting “Dave in the Dark” has been juried into this fantastic American Women Artists exhibition at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ.

The Reception will be held Thursday, November 12th from 6-9pm at Bonner David Gallery, 7040 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ


Salmagundi Club Non Members Exhibition

salmagundi b&WI love this historic, beautiful building and it’s rich history, and am honored that I get to have two of my pieces (Dave in the Dark and Katie Nell Pinkard) included in the Salmagundi Club’s Annual Non Member Exhibition this year!

The show opens on Tuesday May 26th and runs through June 5th, with the awards night being held on Thursday May 28th from 6 – 8pm.

The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 5th Ave. between 11th & 12th.



Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition – 2nd Place Still Life Category

I am so incredibly honored to learn that my painting “Katie Nell Pinkard” has received 2nd Place in the Still Life Category for the Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition.

MakingOfAKN-20150102-150wMy great aunt, Katie Nell Pinkard passed away at age 103 on June 12, 2012. Her recipes, or lack there of, in my family are legendary, especially for her fried apple pies. There’s a lot more to the story, but 1_KatieNellPinkardto keep this post less than a book, I was unable to fly down and attend her funeral, so I spent the whole day/ weekend baking all my favorites of hers. Then I set up a still life and photographed it.The fan was hers and always in her kitchen. I love the noise it makes. Most of the items in the paintings were hers. The violets are because she had a knack for growing beautiful african violets, so I got these little guys in 2012 and now they are all flourishing and huge!!
To see more photos and videos of the making of this still life, visit my Facebook page.
For more information about the Portrait Society of America or to see the list of winners, please visit the webpage: www.portraitsociety.org

Women Painting Women, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC

Women Painting Women started in 2009 as a blog by 3 amazing artists, Alia El-Bermani, Diane Feissel and Sadie Valeri. It has WPWLogo_Charleston-2014-150since become somewhat of a movement unto itself in the contemporary figurative art world, and I am so honored to be included in this year’s exhibition. The talent of the other artists is overwhelming and I can’t wait to meet them all and see their beautiful work in person! So if you find yourself in the Charleston area, come join the revolution!
Opening Reception is Friday September 5th from 6-8pm Principle Gallery – 125 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Portrait Society Of America Conference 2014

I am honored to announce that I was chosen to receive a scholarship to attend the annual conference ofPSoA-ConfBroch-2014-150w the Portrait Society of America this coming April. I am super excited to be surrounded by and learn from so many talented artists, many of whose work I’ve followed for years! Look for a full report here in May.