Fond Memories

Painting portraits pushes me out of my comfort zone and

helps me to stretch as an artist.

This commissioned painting was a joy to work on. My client has three beautiful daughters (who are now grown and on their own) and our mutual goal was to capture the the cherished memories of family time at the beach. To keep the painting more simplified and the composition more powerful, one girl in the painting would represent the essence of all the three of the daughters.

Here are the three compositions that were shown to the client for selection. As an artist, I love the collaborative nature of painting a commissioned piece and enjoy the feedback from my client at the various stages in my process.

 

 

 

Mythos

The colors, shapes and textures of these Mythos Roses inspired me to paint them.

The blush color on the inside of the white roses was beautiful and I choose to experiment with a warm background and looser brushstrokes on the back roses to push the focal point onto the center flower. Petals and the fleeting nature of flowers are both beautiful and fascinating to me.

 

Mythos
Framed Painting: $475 plus Shipping
(10 x 8 inches, oil on panel)

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The Joys of Spring

 

 

 

 

 

Signs of spring are sprouting in my garden!
The hyacinths and daffodils are blooming and rose season is just around the corner!

 

Narcissus Spring
Framed Painting: $450 plus Shipping
(10 x 8 inches, oil on panel)

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The Country Way

@ The Byrne Gallery
7 W. Washington Street, Middleburg, Virginia
www.byrnegallery.com
February 1 – 25, 2017
Opening Saturday, February 4, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
A juried show featuring artworks inspired by the country way of life. Renowned bird painter and artist, Robin Hill selected 40 artworks for the exhibit that include 29 artists from Middleburg and neighboring regions featuring paintings, photography and other media.

Sunflower Hill

● SOLD (6 x 6 inches, oil on panel

The Salmagundi Art Club

New Members Exhibition at the Salmagundi Art Club
January 2 – 13, 2017

Exciting News! I am thrilled to announce
that I have been accepted as
a new member of the Salmagundi Art Club of New York!

47 Fifth Avenue @ 12th Street, New York, New York
212-255-7740
www.salmagundi.org

Fading Beauty

Framed Painting: $475 plus Shipping
(8 x 10 inches, oil on panel)
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Originally formed as the Salmagundi Sketch Club in 1871, the Club adopted its present name a hundred years ago after Washington Irving published his potpourri of wit and wisdom called “The Salmagundi Papers”. The name also serves as the club dining room’s famous “Salmagundi Stew”.

The Club fosters an atmosphere of conviviality that encourages discussions on art and other topics and leads to lasting friendships among both artists members and patrons. While members are mainly residents of the Tri-State area, Salmagundian’s are to be found throughout the Unites States and Canada, as well as such faraway places as London, Amsterdam and Lisbon

Through the years the Club has been the singular gathering place for such great artists as Childe Hassam, William Merrit Chase, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Ogden Pleisner and many others. Honorary members have included such luminaries as Sir Winston Churchill, Buckminister Fuller, Paul Cadmus, Al Hirschfeld, Thomas Hoving and Schuyler Chapin.

 

The CLWAC 120th Annual Open Exhibition

Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Art Club 120th Open Juried Exhibition @ The National Arts Club
www.clwac.org
November 29 – December 16, 2016
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828-1887) was a prominent New York philanthropist and art collector, and the only woman among the 106 founders of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to bequeathing her painting collection to the museum, Ms. Wolfe left an endowment to Grace Church in Manhattan to promote “women’s work.” At the urging of Rector Dr. William Reed Huntington and several parishioners, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club was established in 1896. The purpose at the time was to provide aid, counsel and exhibition opportunities to young women artists in New York City.
Through the years, the Club’s focus changed to reflect the members’ professional standing and interests. Today’s members are represented in museums, prestigious art collections, the Who’s Who series in American art and in homes around the world. Their media include oil, watercolor, pastel, graphics and sculpture.

 

Abundance
● SOLD (8 x 10 inches, oil on linen)

Sunrise—Sunset

@ The Byrne Gallery
7 W. Washington Street, Middleburg, Virginia
www.byrnegallery.com
February 3 – 27, 2016
Opening Saturday, February 6, 2:00 – 5:00PM
A juried show featuring artworks inspired by the sun bringing joy and warmth to the cold month of February. Renowned bird painter and artist, Robin Hill selected the artworks for the exhibit that includes 26 artists from Middleburg and neighboring regions and features paintings, photography and other media.

 

ProdigalSunFramed

Prodigal Sun
Framed Painting: $425 plus Shipping
(12 x 12 inches, oil on panel)
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Belmont, Through the Garden

Belmont, Through the Garden, oil, 20 x 16 by Jill Brabant

● SOLD (20 x 16 inches, oil on panel)
This painting of Gari Melchers home and garden was juried into the
exhibition, Belmont Portrayed and is on view there from January 23 to April 17, 2016.

 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, Virginia
540-654-1015
www.garimelchers.umw.edu

January 23 to April 17, 2016 

Opening Reception: January 28 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Gari Melchers Studio at Belmont Interior

About the Show: Belmont Portrayed celebrates the 40th anniversary of Gari Melchers Home and Studio by featuring works by local and regional artists depicting the buildings and grounds of the Melchers’ country home. More the 50 works by 37 artist were selected by Belmont director David Berreth from 110 pieces submitted by 56 artists. The images range in size from 4 x 6 inches to 2 x 3 feet and include works in oil, watercolor, pen and ink, and pastel, among other media. Cash awards provided by Nicky Seay Charitable Fund will be determined by a public vote in the gallery during the duration of the show, which is on view until April 17. Admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission.

The White Chocolate Pot

Framed Painting: $325 plus Shipping
(10 x 8 inches, oil on panel)
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One of my favorite flea market finds, a white chocolate pot. Antique teapots and cups remind me of my grandmother. She was a great cook, very sweet and worked hard at a china factory.

SCALE

@ Live an Artful Life Gallery
6474 Main Street, The Plains, Virginia
www.liveanartfullife.com
September 23 – October 11, 2015
Opening September 26, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Come see my work and other regional artist as we interpret scale in an interesting viewpoint of related subjects in two different paintings, one miniature and one medium size. The show will feature artwork from a eleven talented artists working in 2-dimensional mediums. The public is invited to vote for their favorite painting for the People’s Choice Award.