Turned Away

Turned Away

At last, my second piece is complete, and I can’t wait to share my stories with you!   This was one of the darkest art pieces that came into my mind when I began thinking up this series. It is also the first serious piece of art I have ever accomplished. Ironically...

The CT Watercolor Society Spring 2012 Show

The CT Watercolor Society Spring 2012 Show

  Hello Friends! I suppose I should mention a little milestone that I hit in the month of May. The middle of the month was a call for entries to the Spring 2012 Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual Show. In Spring 2010, my painting "Megan in January" was not only...

The Most Precious

The Most Precious

In figuring out what particular kind of person to start off with in this sacred series, I thought it best to begin with the very smallest of them all: the most precious of all His children. What better time to focus on the littlest ones, when I myself am expecting my...

The Start of a New Journey

My Dear Friends and Family, This is probably one of the most important letters I will write to you. I wish to invite you to join me on a new journey that I will be taking with my art career. This new direction has taken me many months of contemplation, planning and...

New Canaan LDS Chapel / A Watercolor Brick Tutorial

New Canaan LDS Chapel / A Watercolor Brick Tutorial

  Hi Folks! Someone asked if I could paint for them our church - the New Canaan, Connecticut LDS Chapel, so they could give the painting as a gift to a former bishop who served at the church. This is special to me because he used to be my bishop too when I was in...

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to my beautiful Megan Greenleaf, who just turned 3! This is my first mural, and it was SO HARD to do! With my pregnant belly, standing on a stool all day, annoying acrylic drying too fast, blood draining from my arms, it was a time of reflecting how...

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

My friends Lillian and Jamie both are the photographers of a company called "The portrait parties," in which they plan party dates to snap pictures of families and children. There was a photograph of Lillian's children that Jamie had taken during one of the parties,...

Samuel

Samuel

Samuel turned 1 year old, and his mama wanted to remember those chubby cute moments of her little boy. Portraits are down right hard, and this one seemed to be one of the harder ones I painted. Three reasons: 1- Sweaters are hard to paint! Nobody choose the photo with...

A Landmark of Prints

A Landmark of Prints

Hello Friends and Family, Normally I don't send emails so close together, but this is information is a landmark in my career, and I wish to share it with all of you. For the first time ever I am creating prints of my art. I brought two paintings to the printers on...

“Sabrina and Csoki”

“Sabrina and Csoki”

Just when you think you've mastered a skill, you get presented with new challenges. When presented with the photograph I was going to paint, I knew it was going to be a tough one because there were two firsts for me: I've never painted a dog, and I've never painted a...