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
Pastel Society of America
American Impressionist society
Pastel Society of Virginia
Northwestern Pastel Society
Southeastern Pastel Society
Co-Art gallery, Staunton, Va
Yellow cardinal gallery, Unwrapped, Charlottesville, Va
Fralin framing and gallery, Richmond, Va, January-February, 2015
Over the moon bookstore, Crozet, Va
Art on trax, Cozet, Va- January-February 10th, 2015
Hot cakes, Barracks shopping center, Charlottesville, Va January -February 3rd
Writer's house, Charlottesville, Va, February 2015
Virginia Pastel Society, Member's show, Play of light, Montpelier Art Center, March 2015
Virginia Pastel Society, Member's show, Goodwin house of Arts, Alexandria, March- April11, 2015
Northwest Pastel society, Juried member show, American Art Company, WA, May-June, 2015
Southeastern Pastel Society, Juried members show, April-May, 2015, Georgia
Virginia Pastel Society, Juried Members show "Growth and brilliance", Uptown Gallery, Richmond, Va
I also offer workshops in plein air painting in oil, pastel and oil pastel. PLease e-mail me.
PLEASE VIEW MY NEW WORKS AT THESE BLOGS
My new oil paintings
My new pastel paintings