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  1. Community Arts Center Exhibition and Collaborative Fellowship 2018

    01 Jul 2018

    Two years ago I set out to paint realistically. I knew I had to create many, many paintings to build my skill, so I decided to choose a subject that was meaningful to me. So I chose my family EXHIBIT Tree portrait is the third portrait I painted but it…


  2. Painting Family With a Story

    28 Feb 2018

    A new opportunity has sparked a change with how I think about and paint my family portraits. Let me give some context. This Summer 2018 I’ll be participating in the Collaboration and Exhibition Fellowship at the Community Art Center in Wallingford, PA alongside Philadelphia printmaker and teaching artist Martha Knox. …


  3. An Extended Look

    02 May 2017

    Practice makes better. That phrase gets me through the painting phase when each part of the painting doesn’t work and I’m totally frustrated. Each mark I make is a learning experience, and I know I can always paint over it. I figure by painting many portraits from photos I will…


  4. Not the Usual Theme

    07 Sep 2016

    I created a different type of portrait this time Morning Wash, acrylic on canvas, 20x16” 2016 Photograph by Albert Arthur Allen This scene shares one moment in a secluded lake before dawn. I worked from a photograph because the relaxed pose of a live model would lack the inherent activity…


  5. Whitney Human Interest

    04 Sep 2016

    This private museum’s portrait collection is something.  In the Whitney Museum of American Art’s description:  “Drawn entirely from the Museum’s holdings, the more than two hundred works in the exhibition show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today.” Such a fun show.  Funky, dynamic and a joy…


  6. On Becoming a Full-Time Painter

    21 Aug 2016

    It was a tough decision, but I decided to cut out teaching and administrative work to make room for painting.  I’ll go back to teaching again soon. I can’t imagine not sharing project ideas with kids, or working with them as they develop their plans and then hearing their thoughts…


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