Month: March 2015

Back to the Studio… with a Celebrity Guest!

It’s a wrap! Tear it down, pack it up, move it out… and take a few minutes to put my feet up now that I’ve finished my 20th year at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show! Just as I’d hoped, this year’s show was even bigger, better, and brighter than last year! It was delightful to see so many new faces and to be reunited with long-time friends. A big “Thank You” to all who came by to see me! So… now that the show is over, it’s time to get back to my favorite thing of all – painting!

“Meeting and Greeting” at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show

We’re in the final days of the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show! If you haven’t had a chance to stop by yet, I’ll be here until the show closes at 6 p.m. Sunday. As you already know, this year has marked my 20th anniversary at the Home and Garden Show, and it’s already been a memorable one. Many of you have already taken the time to visit me at the booth to say hello, including quite a few folks I hadn’t met before. It’s not just about selling my artwork. The best thing about being here is reconnecting face-to-face with

It’s Showtime!

At last, the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show has arrived! To say that I’m excited is an understatement! And for so many reasons – maybe it’s because this is my 20th year at the show… or the fact that Spring is finally predicted to arrive and bring better weather (fingers crossed for warmer temperatures and no snow for the next 10 days). Or maybe it was seeing old friends on the loading docks and on the show floor, with many of my fellow artist friends setting up right alongside of me in “Artists’ Row.” Whatever is responsible, I’m certainly feeling

A Portrait Comes To Life

Just before Christmas, I received a very special commission, and I’ve been working diligently on it over the last few weeks since I returned from Florida. One of my clients had asked if I would paint a portrait of his parents. My goal was to make my subjects come alive, as if they could literally step out of the canvas. I wanted to create something that my client and his family would treasure for a lifetime. To begin, I asked him for his favorite photo of them (the first thing I always request for portrait work), and he gave me