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Recent Works on Canvas

Recent Works on Canvas

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Sketchpad | One Comment

My work on canvas has been incorporating a decidedly natural theme this year, using varied textures, layers, and acrylic paint techniques to achieve a certain look.  Here are some highlights:

Ahhhh… Convention: the Proverbial Retreat for the Decorative Artist

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Sketchpad | No Comments

My cousin Michael surprised me recently by showing up one evening at this year’s International Decorative Artisans’ League Convention. I was planning on visiting him as part of this same trip, but was tickled pink to see him a day early. Having just come from a convention himself, dressed in a sharp suit, he thought […]

Parade of Homes 2014, and a very expressive new turn!

Parade of Homes 2014, and a very expressive new turn!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Sketchpad | No Comments

Haven’t made it to the Parade this year? Looking for design inspiration? You’ve still got three days to make it – this weekend is the final opportunity to see a preview of this year’s building and decorating trends. Most specifically, stop in and see my recent work at Cornerstone Homes’ beautiful new build in Jefferson […]

Check out our newest Works on Canvas!

Check out our newest Works on Canvas!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Sketchpad | No Comments

Birds have been a subject of interest lately in my paintings.  I’ve been working in various styles, and have found my new watercolor-style approach lends itself particularly well to shorebirds…  Click below to see more paintings…  Or see our portfolio for even more works on canvas!

New work in Portfolio…

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Sketchpad | No Comments

I’ve posted two of my projects from this past year on my Portfolio page – work that is a little out of the ordinary. Here’s a teaser… click on the images below to see and learn more!

Stay Tuned…

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Sketchpad | No Comments

It appears that through the year I get so intensely focused on my work that adding updates to this blog and my online portfolio gets eclipsed… stay tuned for portfolio updates, coming very very soon!

Parade pics

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in Sketchpad | No Comments

Alas, the Parade of Homes is over for the 2011 season, but you can feast your eyes here on my special presentation for this year!  Take a look at the Parade of Homes 2011 project on the Portfolio page for more images and details… and let me know what you think!  

Have you toured the 2011 Parade of Homes?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2011 in Sketchpad | No Comments

There is one weekend left of the 2011 Parade of Homes! Our work is featured in the dining room of house #25, the Lakeside Vista, on Charlottesville Blvd in Jefferson Park. We designed a wall finish specifically for the Parade this year that strikes a balance between traditional and modern, warm and cool.  It flows […]

CityView has hit the stands – with a surprise for me…

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Sketchpad | No Comments

Nathan Sparks, the publisher of CityView magazine, met me just a few short hours after the Sept/Oct issue came off the presses, with quite a surprise for me!  After looking at the Family Affair article (a feature on a new home that shows some of my recent work) and my 1/2 page ad – both of which […]