Monthly Archives: November 2014

Botany for the Artist by Sarah Simblet

Botany for the Artist by Sarah Simblet A few weeks ago I shared The Artist’s Sketchbook by Sarah Simblet, and now I want to share her tour de force on botanical art. Personally, I love meticulous and detailed art, the more subtle nuance to zero in on and observe, the better!!! So when a friend […]

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Life Lately: In and Around the Studio

These four paintings have been delivered to the Principle Gallery for the December Small Works Exhibition… more information on each painting to come… And here are some snippets from my studio… I have come to the realization that I am a collector, a magpie of sorts, anything of textural interest may find its way home […]

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Chardin by Pierre Rosenberg

Chardin by Pierre Rosenberg In the summer of 1998 I picked up an interesting book while traveling, “How Proust Can Change Your Life”. At the time, I was in the middle of getting a Master’s in Architecture degree and had no idea that in a little over ten years I would chuck that career away […]

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Feather and Pewter Cup, 10 x 8 inches

Feather and Pewter Cup This painting is a dramatic example of taking two simple objects, a feather and a new pewter cup, and making them sparkle. By enhancing their characteristics with dramatic lighting and deep, rich colors, I was able to speak more about their potential. One of the qualities I love about being an […]

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Still Life with Creamer and Grapes, 10 x 8 inches

Still Life with Creamer and Grapes It was a few years ago when I realized what vision of life I try to share when I paint still lifes. At that time, I was trying to find the one unifying feature that defined what I was doing with my art, and use this information to better […]

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