Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sketchbook (fin)

It's the end of an era. This has been a particularly special sketchbook. It spanned seven years, three cities, and two countries. It was never been meant for public consumption, and many of the pages are not worth looking at. But it has been encouraging, at the end of the year, to take a minute to reflect on where I came from before continuing to move forward. I'm a different person now than I was when I started drawing in this book, and while some of the pages are cringeworthy, I'm glad to have this as a record of the steps I've taken towards becoming a better artist and, I hope, a more empathetic person.

Drawing is a process of correction. It's a record of time spent in the studio, a record of things seen and things remembered. Drawing is a way of understanding the world and how to move through it with grace and compassion. Drawing is the root of everything. Drawing is always the answer. Resolve to draw more.

These are a few pages that made me smile today. I hope they do the same for you.
So long, old gal.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

MEA Season 10

The Manifest Exhibition Annual for Season 10 has arrived! I'm thrilled to have two pieces included in this beautiful book alongside so many good friends and fellow artists. This is a special publication, as it's the first complete document of Manifest Gallery's entire season - meaning, every piece in every exhibition is recorded in this single volume. It is a lovely slice of time and a testament to the support that Manifest continues to offer artists of all media, style, and subject matter.

top left: Pair, 2014, oil on canvas, 30x30", included in Master Pieces 8

bottom: Abbraccia, 2014, oil on canvas, 18x24", included in Nude 6

Sunday, October 28, 2018


Greetings and salutations! It's been a minute... my apologies for being off the digital radar a bit this month. I've been prioritizing the studio and teaching, which means I've been less than attentive on social media. I have several new projects in the works that I can't wait to share. Recently I've been experimenting with new materials, as well as returning to some old favorites with fresh eyes. Stay tuned for more studio news next week, when we return to our regularly scheduled posts on the first Sunday of every month.

In the meantime, here for your viewing pleasure are a selection of Inktober drawings from this year. Rather than following the official prompts, I have been working on a personal project: copying every illustration in Robert Beverly Hale/Dr. Paul Richer's excellent book Artistic Anatomy. Enjoy.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Studio, August

Vent 2
chalk pastel on paper

Passeggiata 8
chalk pastel on paper

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sketchbook, July

a selection of gestures and figurative studies from the past few weeks