November 28, 2017

Portrait Painting in the Sight-Size Tradition : Accurately represent your subject as the eye sees it

In July, I will be instructing a 10 day portrait painting workshop at the Academy of Realist Art Boston. Although I teach comparative measuring in my figure drawing/painting classes, I absolutely love sight-size for traditional portraiture. Every time I use it, I'm reminded of the first time I was exposed to it years ago and and how right it felt, immediately. Know that feeling of finding something that fits you perfectly? Pretty gratifying.

This workshop will explain my muti-layered process of developing a head and shoulders portrait while working in the sight-size method. I'll lecture/demo on subjects including: facial anatomy, planar modeling, color temperature, edge quality, glazing and scumbling.

Dates: July 9th - 20th. 9:30-4:30.

For more info and to register, please visit the ARA Boston website:

Miss Rachel done Sight-Size

October 01, 2017

Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition at the MEAM in Barcelona

What an incredible few days in Barcelona. My paintings, Miss Rachel and Fritter and Waste, were on display as part of the ARC Salon at the European Museum of Modern Art. Here are a few pics:

 Bumping into the MEAM on our first day there

 Miss Rachel

Fritter and Waste

Miss Rachel in the distance

 The beautiful MEAM

Bruno Galuzzi Corsini's painting Sword in Hand, Greed of Command through the window

 Receiving my awards for First and Second in the Portraiture Category

 ARA Boston meets ARA Toronto

 Photo with Kara Lysandra Ross, COO for the ARC

What a night!

The ARC's 13th International Salon Competition is open for entries until November 15th! Get your work in! You can apply here:

September 05, 2017

Painting to be included in The Guild of Boston Artists Regional Show

Before Una
Oil on Linen on Board

Show runs Sept. 9th-30th. Awards reception, Saturday Sept. 9th from 3:00-5:00pm.

September 04, 2017

New Works Show at Williams Fine Art Dealers

Last week I delivered my painting, Reading Margaret Fuller, to Williams Fine Art Dealers for their New Works show. The opening is Friday, September 8th from 6:30-8pm.

Reading Margaret Fuller
Oil on Linen on Board

April 26, 2017

Packing up for the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition

I'm very excited to have two pieces included in the ARC Salon Exhibition. Starting at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the show will then travel to Barcelona, Spain where it will be on view at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM).


Salmagundi Club    May 12th - June 1st (Public Opening on Saturday, May 13th)
MEAM Museum    September 23rd - November 27th (Opening Event on Sept 22nd and Artists Forum on September 23rd)

For more info, go to:


January 18, 2017

St. Botolph Club Fanfare

I have three paintings included in the Fellow's Fanfare event at the St. Botolph Club. Exhibition dates are January 18th - February 24th. Open to the public on Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00.

December 01, 2016

November 10, 2016

First and Second Place in the Figurative Category of the Art Renewal Center's International Salon

My portrait, Miss Rachel, was awarded First Place in the Portrait Category of this year's Salon and Fritter and Waste was awarded Second Place.

 Miss Rachel

Fritter and Waste

November 06, 2016

Small Works Show at Williams Fine Art Dealers

My painting, Samela, is included in the Small Works Show currently on view at Williams Fine Art Dealers.

November 01, 2016

Second Place in Richeson75 International Art Competition - Figure/Portrait 2016

I had three works accepted into this year's Richeson75 Figure/Portrait Competition. I decided to send my drawing, Portrait of Something Lost, to the exhibition in Wisconsin, making this work eligible for an award. The show was judged by William Schneider and my drawing took second place in the Other Media category.

Graphite on Paper

To see the show:

October 22, 2016

Williams Fine Art Dealers at the Boston International Fine Art Show

This weekend, Williams Fine Art Dealers is showing two of my pieces at the Boston International Fine Art Show.

For more info, go to:

October 15, 2016

Meet the Award Winners at the Guild of Boston Artists

This year, the Guild dedicated an afternoon to the Regional Show's Award Winners. It was a fun event where the winners discussed their work and answered questions. (Excuse the glare!!!)

October 01, 2016

Bronze at the Guild

Fritter and Waste was awarded the Bronze Medal at the Guild of Boston Artists' Regional Non-Members Show.

September 07, 2016


Oil on Linen on Board

July 30, 2016

Fritter and Waste at the Salmagundi Club

My painting, Fritter and Waste, received  the Allied Artists of America Award at the Salmagundi Club's 38th Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members.

June 10, 2016

Portrait Sketch for an in-progress painting

Portrait of Something Lost
Graphite on Toned Paper

April 09, 2016

On the Easel - In Progress

 12" x 9" study for a larger painting (32" x 24")

Study II for Something Lost
Oil on Linen
12" x 9" 

March 18, 2016

Something Blue

I donated Something Blue to the Steamboat Hockey Classic. This event raises funds for youth hockey in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 

Something Blue
Oil on Linen
8" x 6"

And bought a frame from Guido Frames:

February 27, 2016

Color Study for Reading Fuller

This color study for the painting, Reading Fuller, will be exhibited in The Contemporary Figure In Painting at Matrix Fine Art Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Show runs March 4th - 27th

Reading Fuller color study
10"x 8" 
Oil on Linen

October 29, 2015

Preparatory Work for New Painting

Graphite on Paper
29" x 18"

Graphite on Hahnemuhle Ingres Paper

 Color Study
Oil on Linen

Loose Underpainting
Doak Academy Blue and Lead White 
on an Imprimatura of Doak Verdaccio and Lead White on Linen 
32" x 24"