Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tucson winter art shows

It's been an amazing fall/winter for art shows in Tucson. The Tucson Pastel Society had 3 juried shows so I have been busy getting work entered and ready to show.

The first show was at St Philips in the Foothills, it was the TPS Holiday Charity Show.

Holiday Show Reception

Here is the second show. I have 5 paintings in this show. I love that it is located in the historic Barrio in downtown Tucson. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the reception.

Bahia Asuncion

"The Lower Lake"
I'm very proud to have 2 pieces of art in this show.

Tohono Chul

 Southwest Inspiration
Juried Show and Sale December 18, 2015 to March 13, 2016
Artist’s Reception February 19, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Honorable Mentions:
Tiny Treasures - Fran Odum
The Gleaners - Keith Shallcross Early Morning - Sheridan Shimp

7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Escalante Canyon Arts Festival 2015

I love to attend this festival! It's such a welcoming community in Escalante Utah and the scenery is spectacular. This year the weather was wonderful and we reconnected with old friends and made new ones.

This the painting I entered in the competition.
"Escalante Arch" 8 x 10, pastel.
It sold at the silent auction.
Painting at Spencer Flats, an area between Escalante and Boulder Utah.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Artist in Residence 2015

Guest Hogan


This year I was honored to have been chosen as Artist in Residence a Hubbell Trading Post. I was there for 2 weeks living in the guest hogan. I was able to explore the Navajo Nation and paint some of the beautiful areas there. I taught a "drawing a petroglyph" class to a group of Navajo children that were attending a summer camp at the site. It was an amazing experience.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Escalante Plein Air Festival 2014, Escalante Utah

The Escalante Plein Air Festival is held every fall in Escalante Utah in conjunction with Everett Ruess Days. Escalante Utah is a small town of about 800 folks in the heart of Escalante/Grand Staircase Monument. It is stunningly beautiful!
painting at Sunset Arch


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer on the San Francisco Peaks

It's been a beautiful summer in Flagstaff, the monsoons rains have been generous. The San Francisco Peaks are green and it has been a wonderful place to paint.
Along the Aspen Loop Trail, plein air pastel

Photo of large juniper tree at the base of the lower ski lift run.

studio pastel of juniper

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Workshop with Dawn Emerson in Tucson AZ at The Drawing Studio

Three wonderful spring days in Tucson for a pastel workshop with Dawn Emerson. She introduced unusual tips and techniques using pastels, ink, pastel grounds, gouache, and everything else imaginable.

Dawn Emerson at work

Myself with Rita Elkins, an artist friend from Cornville that came with me to the workshop.

painting beginning
back to basics