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3 Awards – March Artist’s Choice 5 Competition

I'm truly honored to have been awarded three awards from the Northern Light Gallery's March Art's Choice 5 Competition. The competition was divided into several categories including painted media and drawn media. I only submitted works into the drawn media for this competition. Best of Division is considered 1st Place and Judge’s Choice is considered… Continue reading 3 Awards – March Artist’s Choice 5 Competition

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Red Hay Barn in Winter Wins Special Merit in Landscape Competition

Red Hay Barn in Winter won a Special Merit Award (painted media division) in the Northern Light Gallery's Landscape Competition. I had been wanting to paint a red barn for some time when I finally came across this beautiful reference photo by Priscilla Rink. The barn in the photo was a deeper red, more maroon,… Continue reading Red Hay Barn in Winter Wins Special Merit in Landscape Competition

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3 Awards – March Artist of the Month Competition

I'm truly honored to have been awarded three awards from the Northern Light Gallery's March Artist of the Month Art Competition. The competition was divided into several categories including painted media and drawn media. Best of Division is considered 1st Place and Judge’s Choice is considered 2nd Place. Painted Media Results: Overcomer won the Judge's… Continue reading 3 Awards – March Artist of the Month Competition

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Gorilla Portrait Wins Honorable Mention in Portrait Contest

Gorilla Portrait won a Honorable Mention Award in the Teravarna's 6th Portrait International Juried Art Competition. I fell in love with the thoughtful gaze of this beautiful gorilla. I especially love his eyes. Reference photo by Rob Schreckhise on Unsplash. Gorilla Portrait was made with pastels on 8"x10" light blue Pastelmat. Details: March 2023 -… Continue reading Gorilla Portrait Wins Honorable Mention in Portrait Contest

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Nautical Nonsense Exhibition: March 17 – March 26, 2023 – with Artist Reception

Last night, I was incredibly honored to be part of my very first artist reception. The hospitality committee of the Grand Prairie Arts Council did an amazing job of organizing the reception and providing delectable food to represent the theme: Nautical Nonsense. Nautical Nonsense is the current art show in conjunction with the Sponge Bob… Continue reading Nautical Nonsense Exhibition: March 17 – March 26, 2023 – with Artist Reception

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Overcomer (Pastels) Wins Honorable Mention

Overcomer (pastels) won a Honorable Mention Award in the Fusion Gallery's 5th Into the Wild Art Competition. This drawing is the largest that I created at the time. Until this drawing, I had stuck to smaller works. I enjoyed experimenting with my pan pastels for the under layers. Reference photo by Dennis Jacobsen. Overcomer was… Continue reading Overcomer (Pastels) Wins Honorable Mention

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Orbweaver Wins Bronze Award

Orbweaver won a Bronze Award in the Camelback Gallery's Amazing Animals 2023: International Juried Visual Arts Exhibition. This drawing is one my husband's favorite. Though he was disappointed when I sold the original, I now have prints available for sale. The reference photo (which is amazing!) has a grey background. I changed it to show… Continue reading Orbweaver Wins Bronze Award

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Cozy Corner Art Exhibition: Feb. 1 – May 2, 2023

Come check out Cozy Penguin Hugs (in pastels) at the newly remodeled Mansfield Public Library! The theme of this art exhibition is Cozy Corner. Cozy Penguin Hugs is 8"x10" and is drawn in pastels on Pastelmat. All the artwork pieces in the art exhibition, including mine, are for sale and will be on display until… Continue reading Cozy Corner Art Exhibition: Feb. 1 – May 2, 2023

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2 Awards from the 12th Annual “All Women” Online Art Competition

I'm truly honored to have been awarded TWO awards from the Light Space Time's 12th Annual "All Women" Online Art Competition. Just under 13 months ago when I started drawing with pastels, I never could have imagined this moment. Hummingbird Moth won the Special Merit award. Per their website: "The art which was selected for… Continue reading 2 Awards from the 12th Annual “All Women” Online Art Competition

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January 2023 Artist of the Month – Camelback Gallery

Last month I entered my pastel drawing of a lion, titled Overcomer, in the Camelback Gallery's Artists of the Month. Each month their team of jurors selects a number of artists to highlight from those that entered the monthly competition. Nine artists were selected from the January 2023 entries. I'm honored to be one of… Continue reading January 2023 Artist of the Month – Camelback Gallery