and plein air painter
Dear visitors of my page!
You are welcome to enjoy my plein air oil paintings of Virginia and outdoor still life with flowers.
Painting is my passion and I am lucky I have an opportunity to create the works, which reveal not only the beauty of the world around but my own passionate vision, full of light and color.
I work with oils, soft pastels and oil pastels. I paint primarily landscapes using an impressionistic technique of breaking colors. Occasionally I love to paint still life with flowers in direct sunlight.
I am a truly outdoor painter starting and completing my work "en plein air". It is a sheer pleasure to capture the elusive light in nature and show it with color. This is what I do best and what I love to do. Please join me in this art journey.
My recent awards
Joyce Kelly Award in pastel, Degas Pastel Society, 2012
Norfolk Plein air, In French tradition, 2013
Honorable mention in Landscape/Interior Pastel 100 magazine, 2014
First place , juried members show of Virginia Pastel Society, 2014
First place, on-line juried members show of the Southeastern Pastel Society, 2014
Honorable mention, "Growth and brilliance", juried show of Pastel Society of Virginia, 2015
Bill McEnroe award, 29th International open juried show of Northwest Pastel society, 2015
Pastel Society of America
American Impressionist society
Pastel Society of Virginia
Northwest Pastel Society, Signature member
Southeastern Pastel Society
Co-Art gallery, Staunton, Va
Fralin framing company, Richmond, Va
I also offer workshops in plein air painting in oil, pastel and oil pastel. PLease e-mail me. Also view my pastel demos at
My oil and pastel demos
PLEASE VIEW MY NEW WORKS AT THESE BLOGS
My new oil paintings
My new pastel paintings
More paintings at discount prices at the blog
Paintings at discount prices"