On April 2, 2020, I had to say goodbye to my beautiful little kitty Jazzmyn. She was the sweetest cat I’ve ever had, and I miss her so much. She was with me for thirteen of her 16.5 years, and she helped me through some very difficult times. Jazzmyn was my constant companion in the studio, spending lots of time on top of drawings that I was trying to work on, and jumping on top of my printer while it was printing. She loved to watch me while I was painting, and she followed me everywhere! I was hospice caring for her during her last few weeks, and I’m glad I did so many drawings of her over the past few years. It is wonderful to have these drawings to remember her by now that she’s gone. My drawings of her have inspired me to do more pet portraits, and if they inspire you to have a pet portrait done too, feel free to contact me for more info! Charcoal pencil portrait prices start at $100 for an 8×10 portrait, or $300 for a 15×19″ portrait! Email me with any questions, and I’ll be happy to answer!
I am honored to be featured in the latest edition of Realism Today, a weekly newsletter by Streamline Publishing. This interview took place after I attended the FACE Convention in Miami in November 2018, for which I was awarded a full scholarship. Thank you to everyone at Streamline Publishing! https://realismtoday.com/figurative-art-painting-portraits-musicians/
Portland Open Studios 10/12-13 & 10/19-20
I will be participating in the 2019 Portland Open Studios tour this year, along with over 100 other artists around the Portland Metro area. This is a great opportunity to see where artists work and to interact with the artists. The free tour guide map will be available soon at the Portland Open Studios website, https://portlandopenstudios.com/. Hope to see everyone the weekends of October 12-13 & 19-20!
March 1-31 2019
ORA’s Jewish Arts Month at the J! My work will be up for the entire month of March in the lobby! Check it out at 6651 SW Capitol Hwy in Portland.
February 1-28, 2019
Artist’s Reception – Thursday February 21, 5-7pm.
My jazz and blues portraits will be on display during the PDX Jazz Festival again this year! Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR. Open every day, stays open late on show days. More information on PDX Jazz at PDX Jazz.
I am very honored to have received one of seven scholarships to attend the 2018 Figurative Art Convention & Expo, November 7-10, in Miami Florida! This amazing event, put together by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, will feature demos and lectures by the country’s top portrait artists. I’m looking forward to attending, and meeting and learning from these wonderful artists! More information on FACE can be found at https://figurativeartconvention.com.
OCTOBER 13-14 & 20-21
I will be participating in the 2018 Portland Open Studios tour this year, along with over 100 other artists around the Portland Metro area. This is a great opportunity to see where artists work and to interact with the artists. The tour guide is different this year, and is now available, as a pull-out insert, inside the latest (October) issue of Portland Monthly Magazine! The downloadable App will also be available for $4.99. Hope to see everyone the weekends of October 13-14 & 20-21! More information at Portland Open Studios.
VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL
ESTHER SHORT PARK, 301 W. 8TH ST, VANCOUVER WASHINGTON
This is my 14th year participating in this amazing jazz festival! Headliners include Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball, and Judy Collins, and Portland’s own Reggie Houston! For more information and tickets, visit https://www.vancouverwinejazz.com/.
It was an honor to paint the official portrait of the 2017 Rose Festival Queen, Michaela Canete. The portrait was unveiled at the Oregon Society of Artists, where it will be on display for the month of June. It then will join four other portraits of previous Rose Festival queens at the Rose Festival Building on SW Naito Parkway in Portland. Thank you to the Oregon Society of Artists, the Portland Rose Festival, and to Michaela Canete for being such a wonderful model! KPTV Fox 12 news was there to capture the unveiling, and filmed this short video! http://www.kptv.com/…/36th-annual-rose-festival-art-show-op… Photos of Michaela’s reaction to the portrait courtesy of Liana Kramer.
This is my 12th year participating in one of the best art walks in Portland! This neighborhood is home to many artists who will be showcasing their work, and this year I will be hosted by Realty Trust, 5015 SE Hawthorne. Visit the MTAW website for a free map: Mt. Tabor Art Walk. I won’t be working on a painting this year, but I will have a cast on my broken wrist for everyone to sign! 10am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20.