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Blog Category: Personal

Published in COLORED PENCIL Magazine

I'm thrilled to have a six page article published in the June issue of COLORED PENCIL Magazine. It's so nice to be back!

Look for an in-depth presentation of my technique with several step-by-steps. Read about my exciting journey with the Icarus board, from conception to the future

If you are a subscriber of COLORED PENCIL Magazine, don't forget to take advantage of a special saving offer for our three Icarus board models. If you're not a subscriber, you really should be: http://coloredpencilmag.com/subscribe/, it's an amazing publication!

In 2012 I was featured in COLORED PENCIL Magazine's first issue and my artwork "Social Network" was on the cover (see photo below).

 

Published in CREATIV Magazine

I'm thrilled that my artwork 'Everlasting' has been published in CREATIV, a magazine that celebrates creativity in art, innovation, culture, and adventure from around the world. This is a first class, glossy magazine with unforgettable pictures and articles. 


My artwork 'Everlasting' has a beautiful two page spread in the May issue which came out today.


CREATIV has received the honor to take a ride on my studio swing, something I only reserve for 'special guests'.

 

7th Graders Use My Art For a Project

This is a reproduction of my work “Social Network” by a class of 7th graders studying color theory. They each received a section to enlarge and copy with paint or colored pencils. Then the teacher put all the squares together.

This is the kind of copying that warms my heart and makes me proud to be an artist. I think they did an amazing job!

 

Glad to Be Back!

After my husband's emergency surgery before Christmas, we both came down with a serious case of the flu. I'm very happy and relieved that we are finally doing well. Now I'm ready to get serious about my art again.

Below are the highlights of the last six weeks.

I wanted to challenge myself and started my largest piece so far, a 40”x 60” canvas. It’s my first tribute to Montana's Glacier National Park, specifically the McDonald Creek. I'm very excited about it!

My Facebook page was listed as one of Ten Facebook Pages about Art in 2014 on Making a Mark, Katherine Tyrrell's amazing blog.

My art was being copied and sold illegally as ‘original oil paintings’ by a company in South East Asia. I'm happy to report that, after contacting them, they immediately stopped selling the copies and profusely apologized for neglecting to verify the authenticity of some of their products.

I'm almost finished with my current piece and will post an image as soon as I get it scanned. It's called "After the Rain".

 

Back from Vacation

I just returned from a fabulous vacation in Montana’s Glacier National Park. I usually schedule my vacation trips around areas where I can find inspiration for my art. This trip was no exception as you can see in the pictures below.

Lake McDonald was definitely worth the 4 day round trip drive. However, the best pebbles and glacial crystal clear water I found in the river feeding the lake, the McDonald Creek.

The natural beauty of Montana really filled my soul with awe and inspiration. I’m very eager to further develop my passion for rocks and water through a new series and perhaps even a different medium as well. However, I first need to finish my current commission. Below is a progress image of the 24" x 48" canvas that I hope to complete by the end of the month.

 

Inspiring Children

A group of children from an elementary school in the UK, who were learning about rivers, decided to do a project inspired by my artwork. I'm so thrilled that my art connects with people of all ages, especially children!