Teaching Art

I am very excited to be the new art teacher at Signal Hill Elementary School!  Our very first art project was a collaborative art project—each grade level was given a different color to create something “unique about them” on a hand for a bulletin board outside the art classroom. Through out the year I will be working with students in grades K-5, once a week for a 45-minute session.

My goal is to encourage students to experiment with new art media and techniques, use their imagination to stretch and explore their own unique ideas, develop craftsmanship and observe and understand the world of art.

The arts foster real-world skills that students and use in any career path such as multiple idea generation, thinking-outside-the-box and problem solving.

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.

Fond Memories

● SOLD (20 x 16 inches, oil on panel)





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.


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

Spring is a favorite time of year in the garden. These beautiful flowers with their pink ruffles remind me of my mom and grandmother. My grandmother subdivided her lovely flowers for my mom to plant in hers—A loving gesture from mother to daughter.


Though mine, I hesitate to pluck the peonies. — Baishitsu

Framed Painting: $425 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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Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.  —William C. Bryant

Framed Painting: $450 plus Shipping
(8 x 8 inches, oil on panel)
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The Country Way

@ The Byrne Gallery
7 W. Washington Street, Middleburg, Virginia
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

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
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.


● SOLD (8 x 10 inches, oil on linen)

Glorious Morn

The artist’s garden…some say morning glories are weeds…I love to see them open each day.


Glorious Morn
Framed Painting: $195 plus Shipping
(5 x 5 inches, oil on panel)
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