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Balboa Island Art Walk, Sunday, May 17th, 9am-5pm. I will be at my same location, 9 years (!), at Onyx Ave. I love this one-day show. Balboa Island, CA. Visit

Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great annual art event for the 2nd year! Opens June 26 - though August 30th.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

American Art Collector Magazine January 2011

A wonderful way to end the year.  The January issue of American Art Collector has arrived.  I am excited to be included in this months special Still Life Painting Section.  Please find a scan below (click to view, then click once more, it will get large enough to read!) The magazine can usually be found at Barnes & Noble.  Thank you all for visiting my blog and website this year.  Best wishes for a very Happy New Year!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Please click on image to view my holiday card.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Segil Fine Art Gallery & Old Town Monrovia

'Tis the season for our large California Navel Oranges.  Seeing them at the market, I could not resist painting one more orange painting!  I am thrilled that Laura Sigel, gallery owner of Segil Fine Art, has added this new painting to her Holiday Small Works Show, as well as "Pear and Plum."

"Navel Delicious,"  oil on linen,  6"x12"  (sold)
Laura Segil has a wonderful fine art gallery located in Old Town Monrovia.  The town is located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. With many great restaurants and lots of charm, the town is not to be missed, take a drive and stop by the Gallery.

Myrtle Ave.
A French Bistro, Cafe Massilia, which we enjoyed very much!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Painting Persimmons

"Persimmons" oil on wood panel, 6"x12" - update sold

It appears I love the color orange.  Didn't know, but it sure got me thinking after painting pumpkins, squash, and oranges.  So, why not try persimmons.  Here is my first attempt at painting some winter persimmons.  I thought it was quite challenging.  The difficulty here is to not make them look like tomatoes!