Monday, December 6, 2010

T Salon & Gallery

I'm not crazy about the installation at T Salon, but it was fun to hang the art and see it mostly all in one space. It was a challenge trying to figure out placement and a good learning experience. Thanks to G for helping!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gallery Show

I am very excited to announce that I have been accepted to show at the Morpho Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibit in January, 2011. Opening night reception is January 7th from 6 - 10 pm. This is my first gallery show and I am very excited. Morpho Gallery is located at 5216 North Damen Avenue Chicago, IL.

On December 1st I will be displaying at T Salon and Gallery. T Salon is located at 4705 North Damen Avenue Chicago, IL - just south of Morpho Gallery. This show will run through March.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gentleman No. 9

11 x 14 oil on canvas with palette knife.

White Barn

This was done at the beginning of 2010. I didn't care for it at the time, but I got it out for the show coming up at T Salon. I like it better now. SOLD

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chicago Two Flat

8 x 10 oil on canvas. From a photo I took in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blue Buildings

9 x 12 oil on canvas. My first attempt at paintings buildings. This was a very nice change from portrait painting. I was able to complete this in a matter of hours rather than days. I liked that.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Show confirmed!!

First, thanks to all of you who have posted comments about my art. I apologize for just now saying that. I love to hear what people think of them and which ones they find interesting. So please, keep the comments coming!!

I will, indeed, be showing my art at T Salon and Gallery in Ravenswood beginning December 1st. So, just two months to do some new things - and hopefully some bigger things.

I have put my father to work making frames for me and they look fantastic!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


6 x 8 oil on canvas.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gentleman No. 8

8 x 10 oil with palette knife. SOLD

Glenwood Arts Fest

Me and Gentleman No. 5 in the gallery space at the Glenwood Arts Fest.

Glenwood Arts Fest

(view of the Glenwood Arts Fest from the Morse Red Line stop)

I had a great time at the art fest. It was so much fun meeting the other artists involved in the show and seeing four of my gentleman paintings on display.
Many of my friends came out to show their support and I greatly appreciate that. Lewis Lain, the curator of the ARTery show was so supportive and encouraging, I can't thank him enough for including me in the show.
I'm thinking next year I may decide to rent a tent space for the weekend. I love the people in Rogers Park. This art fair has an accessibility and grittiness to it that I love.

Monday, August 16, 2010

First Show!!

I was accepted to show 4 paintings in the Glenwood Ave. Arts Fest in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago the weekend of August 21 and 22nd. I am very excited to be part of this show. The curator gave me the best compliment I could ever get when he described my Gentleman paintings as "oddly fascinating".

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


6 x 8 oil with palette knife, framed. SOLD

Thursday, July 29, 2010


9 x 12 oil with palette knife on canvas.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gentleman No. 7

Trying to do some larger paintings. This is an 11 x 14" version of gentleman #2. Palette knife on canvas, framed.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Gentleman No. 6

8 x 10 oil on canvas with palette knife.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Gentleman No. 5

First show??

A few weeks ago Tori, the owner of T Salon and Gallery in Chicago, contacted me about showing my work! It won't be until 2011 so I have plenty of time to complete more paintings. Time to take on some larger projects.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gentleman No. 4

8 x 10 palette knife oil on canvas.

Gentleman No. 3

Gentleman No. 2

Gentleman No. 1

Gentleman Paintings

I have a thing for portraits. I have not had the courage to take a portrait drawing or painting class yet so I thought I'd give it a try on my own first. SOLD


6 x 8 oil on canvas with palette knife. SOLD.

More Early Paintings

Early Paintings

I finally started painting at home in 2009. My kitchen serves as my painting studio. These are my first attempts to paint at home with no instruction. SOLD

These are a few more early classroom projects From Lill Street.

Classroom Paintings

After several years of thinking about it I finally decided to take an oil painting class in 2006. I was living in Boston at the time and was hoping to also meet some new people. I signed up for an adult education class in Harvard Square. I was fortunate to have an instructor that I loved. She was very encouraging to all of us. I was hooked.

After moving back to Chicago in 2007 I took an oil painting class at Lill Street Art Center in the Ravenswood neighborhood. Again, I was fortunate to have an instructor that I loved. I am sure I will continue to take classes there. They have a wonderful selection and offer classes for all skill levels.

This is one of the earliest paintings I did in my classes at Lill Street.