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.