Month: June 2016

Everything Old is New Again

If you’re a Pittsburgher, Kennywood Park is synonymous with Summertime. For many years I participated in their Celebrate America Festival around the Fourth of July, and though I’ve moved on, I treasure those sweet memories – especially meeting many of you there over the years. Remember the old song, “Everything Old is New Again?” If you’re a Kennywood fan, you probably know the park’s biggest news story of 2016 – the Return of the Whale! This week I want to share with you the “behind-the-scenes” backstory of my painting, “Making Memories at Noah’s Ark.” Back in the mid-90s, I sat

So Many Reasons To Celebrate…

Reason Number One: How about those Pens winning the Stanley Cup? The only way it could have been any sweeter is if they had won the game the night before at our own Consol Energy Center – the subject of my painting, “Pittsburgh’s New Home for Hockey.” It’s a perfect gift to commemorate our HUGE Stanley Cup victory! CLICK HERE to purchase the print or giftware. For those whose Pens memories go back to pre-Consol days, I also painted the Pens’ former home in “Hockey Fever at Mellon Arena.” Only four artist-enhanced prints are left, though I do have quite

A Magical Announcement!

After months of hard work (and fun!) creating my new painting, “Making Magic in Santa’s Workshop,” I can finally say “It’s finished!” And this week I transformed it into an archival giclee print that is now available to the public – live and for sale on my website. CLICK HERE to learn more. So why wait for Christmas when you can celebrate right now? The original painting has already been sold to a Santa Claus collector in Connecticut. When he saw the finished painting, he shared a beautiful quote with me: “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world

Behind the Scenes at Santa’s Workshop

Christmas may be half a year away, but I’m celebrating today anyway! Because this was the day that I put the finishing touches on “Making Magic in Santa’s Workshop,” and here is my process. As the painting evolved, I took pictures along the way so I could share the creative process with you: Ever since I was a little girl, my art has always focused on the faces of my subjects – the emotions are mesmerizing! In this painting, he’s contemplative, thinking of the little girl who will open this gift on Christmas morning. I also tried to express his