Bird of paradise

“Bird Of Paradise.” Pastel painting of Bird of Paradise in bloom. They are all over Santa Barbara in December, took many pictures of them while visiting my brother there. 8″ x 10″ pastel on Anthacite Pastelmat.


This young girl is celebrating her Quinceanera, and having her pictures taken at the stairs to the lawn at the Biltmore estate. She was beautiful in her dress as she swept down the stairs, and then posed at the bottom of the stairs. I was … Continue readingQuinceañera


Olive” This is a commission of Olive, a French Bulldog. This is the 2nd commission I did for this family, Olive is a recent addition. This is a 10″ x 8″ pastel painting on Canson paper. I did a pan pastel underpainting and also used … Continue readingOlive


This is a painting of my cat, Merlin, who unfortunately unexpectedly left us 2 years ago. Merlin was adopted from a pet rescue agency in New York. He was a big cat, weighed almost 20 lbs, and was not fat, just big. He was a … Continue readingMerlin


Pet Portrait. New commission piece, “Mickey”. This is Pastel, 18″ by 13″, on canson Paper. Please contact me at if you have questions or would like a pet portrait or to purchase one of my paintings, thank you. Please check out and like my … Continue readingMICKEY


I am taking an online course with Alain Picard. It is helping me be more painterly with my work, and I am enjoying learning so much from the course. The course consists of monthly lessons, with the themes being landscapes, still lifes and portraits, one … Continue readingPortraits