Photoshop For Artists Workshop

September 25, 2015

On November 7th and 8th, I will be teaching a Photoshop for Artists workshop at the newly minted Protégé Atelier in Huntsville, AL.

Most photoshop classes are taught in huge lecture halls, cost $1000 plus, are not hands on, and are only taught on one computer platform. I teach shortcuts for both mac and pc, the photos we work on are the students’ contributed photos, and we don’t move on to the next lesson until everyone understands the current one.

Come learn some great tips and techniques for Photoshop with me!

Month-long still life painting workshop – Brugge, Belgium

August 17, 2015

I’m very excited to announce a month-long workshop I’ll be teaching in 2016 at the Flemish Classical Atelier in Brugge, Belgium!

Come paint still life with me in Europe! May 2 – May 27th, 2016.


Contemporary Still Life in a Classical manner is a month-long oil painting course focused on realist painting using methods of the Old Masters. It is open to anyone who paints in oil, from beginner to advanced.

Students will learn a layered indirect painting technique, incorporating underpainting, layering and glazing. We will explore a variety of techniques for realistically creating the illusion of different surface textures, as well as how to achieve rich color and depth of form to create a luminous work of art with a high level of finish.

Emphasis will be placed on design, composition, and lighting to create a dramatic still life set up. Working from direct observation, we will cover the basic elements of painting in oil – from the initial drawing on canvas, to color, value, edge control, glazing/scumbling, and final varnishing.

Students will begin with a simple still life using one object, and advance to a complete narrative scene incorporating food and drink of their choice.

Through demonstration and individual instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through the entire process from the first drawing on the canvas to the finishing flourishes.

Waffles, Chocolate, and Beer. Oh my!





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Scottsdale Salon Results

May 4, 2012

I was notified last week that my painting “Medley of Onions” has actually won the Still Life Award at the 2nd annual Scottsdale Salon!

Yesterday I received this lovely framed certificate, and a check! (Or cheque, as my friends to the north would write…)

There were so many beautiful paintings, I’m honored to have been chosen. Thank you so much to Peter Trippi, editor of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, and to Legacy Gallery for hosting such a wonderful show.

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What’s happening – April edition

March 16, 2012

Lots of shows – whew.

First, I have a painting in the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art – the second annual competition held at The Legacy Gallery in (duh) Scottsdale, AZ.

A Medley of Onions
12″ x 22″ oil on linen

Next is a group exhibition at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA. The Expedition and Beyond.  Opening reception is Friday, April 13, 2012 at 6:30.

One of my pieces in the show:
Where’s the Tabasco?
12″ x 16″ oil on linen

I have a painting in the invitational exhibition “Bloom” in Atlanta, at the Hudgens Center for the Arts

Winter Tulips
16″ x 20″ oil on linen

Next I have several paintings in the Annual Still Life Exhibition at Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, CT. The show opens April 6th.

Pearls of the Deep
Oil on panel – dipytch, 5″ x 7″ each

A show curated by  Jim Thalassoudis at Peter Walker Fine Art in Adelaide, South Australia, titled “More Real Than Real – Realism from the USA and Canada” has two of my Barbie paintings.

Plastic Paradigm III
16″ x 10″ oil on panel

And last but not least, I have 4 pieces in a small works invitational show titled “Jewels” at the Jewish Cultural Center, right here in Chattaboogie, TN. Opening reception is March 29 at 5:30 pm.

Tootsie Pop, Red
5″ x 7″ oil on panel

I’m seriously tired. 🙂

Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art – Part Deux

May 4, 2011

The opening of the first annual Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art held at The Legacy Gallery was a rousing success. Many works were sold on opening night – mine included! So thrilled!

There are many paintings still available – go check them out! GO!

And congratulations to the award winners, including the fabulous Kate Sammons for her beautiful painting The Blue Hour. You’re awesome, Kate!!!

The Blue Hour by Kate Sammons

Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art

February 19, 2011

I’m very pleased to announce that one of my paintings has been accepted into the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art. The show opens April 22nd, 2011 at the Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. I’m tickled pink to be in such fine company!

Nantucket Basket with Roses

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