5 tips for a less stressful holiday

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Starbuck Christmas cups are out, storefront windows are decorated, and holiday sales are cluttering our inboxes. Though still weeks away, holiday stress is starting to build. Life will soon be filled with cards to send, presents to buy, entertaining, and decorating. But this year, I have a plan to help me simplify so I can …

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Belskie Museum Exhibition for NLAPW

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An exhibition by sixteen accomplished artist members (I’m one of them!) of the National League of American Pen Women, founded in 1897 initially when women journalists were not permitted to join the National Press Club. It eventually became a professional organization for women writers, artists, and composers. The works on display include painting, sculpture, copper …

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How to have a relaxing holiday

Want to relax this holiday season? Then consider getting your holiday shopping finished early. The Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City, NY is hosting an “Off the Wall Holiday Art Fair” from Nov. 7 – Jan. 12. Hundreds of affordable artworks available from both emerging and established artists. Pick something up for your family and …

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Purchasing work from my private collection

Though I sell the majority of the artwork I create, there are some paintings that I don’t want to part with. I save these works into my private collection. They are all special to me in different ways. Some I loved so much they became works that hung in my own home. Others were the …

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Developing final art from a digital sketch

This spring, I used my iPad, and the app Procreate to develop some painting ideas for a commissioned beach-themed artwork. Painting digitally is helpful because you can work with the client to try out different ideas without actually applying paint to canvas.  You can easily go back and remove the changes with just a click of …

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Colorado is my recharging place

Colorado landscape painting

Summer is here, and I’ve relocated to Colorado for the season.  The mountains with their wildflowers and quaking aspens have a charm that fills my soul and calls to my heart. Do you have a special summer place you get to visit to recharge your spirit? The beach, a lake, or even a favorite shady …

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Salann Art Magazine publishes first issue and I’m in it!

Salann Magazine

The art world has a brand new publication, Salann Magazine, whose mission is  “giving artists a voice.”  I am excited to have several of my paintings included in their very first edition of the magazine which should be hitting the newsstands this month.  They display the artworks in this issue in two unique ways.  First by color theme, …

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Does my face really look like that?

My husband and I were in London recently taking a tour of Chelsea.  Known as the epicenter of Swinging London in the 1960-70s, it was home to artists, musicians, and models. Though today it’s a more sedate upscale neighborhood, we were lucky enough to find one artist that still calls Chelsea home. Nick Bashall, one …

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