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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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Last summer I made a big decision as an artist, I wanted to apply to become an exhibitor in the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts.  The application process began in September with digitally submitting three of my still life oil paintings.  I got through to the 2nd round where I then brought three of my paintings to be physically juried in December.  Along with the paintings, they required a very long detailed artist statement and bio information.  It turned out to be a very merry December for me!  I was accepted into the Festival of Arts.  This is a very exciting opportunity for me, for which I am thrilled and honored. 

The Festival, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, is located in Laguna Beach, California and runs for two months during the summer, July 1 - August 31.   In the coming months I will share more information about the Festival. Until then, please take a look at their website

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Small Works Paintings

"Persimmons with Oriental Vase" - (update, sold)

"Plum with Sliver Vase" - (update, sold)

"Magnolia and Plums" - (update, sold)

"Grapes with Plum" - (update, sold)

A new series of 6"x8" oil paintings.  Each have been painted on either wood or fiberboard, primed with 3 layers of acrylic gesso.  It's time for me to start preparing for the summer shows I am doing.  I have more fun painting these small paintings than larger works. So in truth, this is my procrastination for not starting a large canvas!  I plan to continue procrastinating for another week...or more.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gathered Roses

"Gathered Roses" oil on linen, 9"x12" (update painting has sold)

New painting just off my easel.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Salon International 2012 Exhibit

"Mandarins" oil on linen, 11x14

I am excited to announce that two of my paintings have been selected for the Salon International 2012 Exhibit at Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art.  I am honored to be juried into this wonderful annual show for my 5th straight year!  "Mandarins," and "Persimmons with Dragon," (seen below in previous blog) will be on exhibit April 14 through May 4th in San Antonio, Texas.  Please see for additional information.