Saturday, December 29, 2018

New Year, old works

I've created a slideshow of demos from years past....demos I've given in watermedia and pastel for you to enjoy....who knows? might remember one of these! 
Happy New Year to you all! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018


I'm  pleased to announce that my latest painting "Migration" has been accepted into the 10th annual International Signature American Watermedia Exhibition which will be held next February in Fallbrook, CA. This is my second acceptance.

The juror, SoonWarren, NWS, AWS, commented on the challenge in selecting only 120 works from the 320 submitted. This exhibition is also only open to Signature members of watercolor societies in the US. 

This painting was started in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico during the turbulent news about the southern US border political uproar. 
The painting is very symbolic with the use of colors and shapes. The three birds represent the current administration. The ancestors in the photo frames indicate past acceptance of our ancestors into this country and the hope for acceptance and inclusion without prejudice for future immigrants. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

I need to catch up with news! -Tesoro del Corazon Retreat

First and foremost a post from this year's Tesoro del Corazon Retreat held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Our retreat  was a blast as always with many adventures. Perhaps you can join us next year in late October!

the dia de los muertos parade went right down our little alley street appropriately named Los Muertos.....

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Bits of Spain and France

I just returned from a wondrous trip to Spain (first time!) and France. I taught a sold out workshop in Durfort, France with Lynn Leahy at a 400 year old chateau. We will return in 2020! 

Needless to say, this was quite an adventure. I shared many photos on FB throughout the trip but here are  some bits....

 at Durfort, France for our workshop....

Albi and Revel, France

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Fall Happenings

Summer is almost over...Fall is slowly favorite time of year. I'm off to Spain and France tomorrow! I'll be co - teaching in Southern France with Lynn Leahy in Durfort, France...a sold out workshop! 

I've updated the classes and workshops pages. 

I'm very excited to announce for the first time a 4 day retreat in Taos, New Mexico next February! Leighanna Light and I are co teaching an extraordinary assemblage, painting, drawing, printing, etching, metal working, you name it workshop at her beautiful home in Taos.  This workshop will be very unique and I'm thrilled to be working with Leighanna. Take a look at the details...

from my trip to Ghost ranch, New Mexico with friends.....

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Summer Workshops

Been so long since I've posted...yikes! Lots of great workshops coming up in the San Diego Area and Phoenix, Arizona in August. 

In September I'm off to Spain and France where I'll be co teaching with Lynn Leahy in Southern France at La Cascade.
my new Plump Totem Birds

I've been gearing up with new ceramics goods and paintings for the vender show for Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona August 4

plus..... I'm teaching some awesome workshops 

Watercolor and Block Prints Full
Ancient Ones
Illuminated  Ledger Book

My local workshops are also  listed on my Workshops page but here is just a reminder! 

Athenaeum School of the Arts 
Bread and Salt Building in San Diego
Watermedia and Ink for Book Structures 
August 13 - 16

                                                student works

Fallbrook School of the Arts
Drawing the Lines with Color Pencils and Pens