Saturday, December 19, 2009
I just finished this drawing. I absolutely love working on these charcoal drawings. The girls are so beautiful in their own right. The older girl has many of her father's features and the other looks exactly like her mother. I have 2 more drawings to finish before Christmas but they are coming along. I will post them when I finish them.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
A client (& friend) just sent this to me. I think it's so cute! It wasn't planned, they just walked in and saw him looking at his portrait. I really enjoyed doing the charcoal drawing; I should do more......Maybe around Christmas time.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
"Italian Still Life with Fruit" and "Amanda with Violin" were selected in the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville's 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition. The juror, Annette Cone-Skelton, is president/CEO for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. The opening reception and gallery talk led by Ms. Cone-Skelton will be Sunday, November 8th, 3 until 5 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Cambellton Street, Douglasville, GA 30133.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I'm very excited to have my painting "Her Secret Garden" accepted in the Virginia Avery Memorial Art Exhibition, sponsored by the National League of Pen Women and the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. The opening reception will be January 9th and the show runs through March 16th, 2010. I'm happy to have my work hanging in such a beautiful venue.
Friday, September 18, 2009
The show was juried by the distinguished artist, Michael Shane Neal. If you get a chance, you should definitely get by to see the exhibit - it is one of the best portrait exhibitions I have seen in a long time and the gallery is beautiful. The exhibit runs from September 17 through December 31 and is in the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Bldg 300, Duluth, GA 30097.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This painting was done in 4 hours. It's so much fun to just have an idea and paint exactly what I want. I forget sometimes to do this. I love painting portraits and so many of mine have lots of things going on; that makes this so refreshing. I'll paint my other son Stokes when he comes home from Papa's house. I have not painted them every year and I wish had, but now I can start recording them at these precious ages before they won't let me paint them any more.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I just finished this portrait of Walker. I will be delivering it tomorrow to his grandparents in Braselton. I was commissioned to paint this by Walker's grandfather's company out of Texas. The company surprised him with this gift. I photographed Walker in mid November and I had to move some things around to get the elements that the client wanted in the portrait. It's really been a pleasure working with this family and his company. I hope they'll enjoy this youthful reminder for many years to come.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
"Maggie" (shown), "Maddalena", & "Nicholas" are accepted into the Portrait Society of Atlanta Juried Summer Exhibition. The opening reception is Saturday, June 6th, 7 PM at the Mable House, 5239 Floyd Rd., Mableton, GA. The juror for the show was Michael Del Priore, a nationally recognized artist. It's an honor just to be selected but I was very happy that all 3 of my pieces got in. The show runs through July 6th and is sponsored by the South Cobb Arts Alliance. The images of the other 2 portraits are in earlier posts on this blog.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I just realized that my husband posted this video on my blog. We were going to put a link to this video which I have posted before but the earlier link doesn't work any more. I wanted to keep the memory of our fallen soldiers alive on this Memorial Day. Since it's already up, Let me explain what it is. GPB did a feature story on Art From the Heart, a project of the Atlanta Fine Arts league, which I co founded. Art From the Heart artists have put in hundreds of hours to paint the portraits of Georgia's fallen and donate them to their surviving family members. It is not a political statement on our part. As a matter of fact our artists have many different ideas about the war. No matter how you feel about the war we hope you will always honor and respect the soldiers and their families who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This video follows 3 of the families and the artists they worked with to create a memory that will last a lifetime. The artists featured in this special are Lisa Gleim, Geri Zaki and myself. We honored the families with a reception at the National Museum of Patriotism in September 2007. This aired in January 2008. There are 2 parts so be sure to watch both parts - it's very touching.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This is my latest portrait, Maggie. I painted her sister, Caroline, a couple of years ago so I had to make it the same size - they may hang in the same room. Caroline's portrait had a Spring setting and this one is Fall. I took this picture and, as always, I will post the better photo when I get it.
Atlanta Fine Art League has it's members exhibition, Contemplations, at The Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville now through June 7th. This is a beautiful exhibit with works from 31 artists. You should definitely get by to see it before it ends. I have 5 pieces in the exhibit. The Gainesville Times reviewed the show. Click the link below to read the article.
Atlanta Fine Arts League
"Contemplations" 2009 Members Exhibition
April 2 - June 7, 2009
Quinlan Visual Arts Center
514 Green Street NE, Gainesville GA 30501
770-536-2575 -- http://www.quinlanartscent