When you try a new medium…. Humbling😳



I cannot believe how fast 2018 is speeding past. Just like most everybody, I’m super busy! I am painting a ton, teaching classes and also trying new things. For about the past 6 months I have been going to a ceramics studio in the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland. Most of my work has consisted of hand building small objects such as ring holders, platters and such. I felt I was ready for the challenge of throwing clay on the wheel.

Hahaha! It’s so not easy and frustrating……in fact it was absolutely Humbling….



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Theme For 30 in 30 Painting Challenge



I have been painting for the 30 in 30 twice a year for a at least a few years and love the way it jumpstarts my creativity. This year the challenge begins in February instead of January ( yay!) and the theme is “all things wedding”. The goal for me is to paint one wedding themed study every day! This year I will find myself filling the calendar with “Live Wedding Painting” dates creating forever cherished original works for couples’ special day….in 2018 and beyond❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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January 19th Bridal Show at LaMalfa


Join me for the Bridal Event hosted by LaMalfa Party center in Mentor, Ohio on Friday, January 19th, 2018 where I will be the only Live Event Painter demonstrating the most unique and timeless art of Live Wedding Painting!  Oh….and any other wedding vendor imaginable will be there to show you what is possible in all things WEDDING!

Dresses and flowers and music…….Oh my!

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Thanks 2017 and Welcome 2018


thanks so much to all who attended and hosted “Paint Your Pet” events in 2017!

Dates for 2018 include April 8th to benefit Paws And Prayers Rescue in Cuyahoga Falls

and May 6th to benefit the Lake County Humane Society ….. additional Dates will be added as 2018 progresses

2017 “Paint Your Pet” was a busy year averaging two to three events per month and raising approximately $14 ,500 for area rescue organization’s and animal shelters.

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Bridal Show, September 10th 2017


Onsite Event Painting! A one of a kind painting of your gorgeous wedding captured forever. I will be painting live at the Debonne Winery’s Bridal Show, 7840 Doty Road in beautiful Madison, Ohio 44057 -440-466-3485 on September 10th, 2017

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What’s On My Easel Now! Can’t get enough GREEN


I am absolutely in love with this huge work in progress…beautiful Peace Lily Diptich is a whopping 96″x 36″. Can’t get enough GREEN

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30 in 3,January 2017-theme wedding painting



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Paint Your Pet Fundraisers Scheduled For 2017


I am happy to announce the “Paint Your Pet” Schedule for the winter/spring season

Listed Below are the Dates and the participating Animal Rescue and Humane Organizations! Mark your calendars and join us!

Now booking dates for May, June July of 2017



Thursday, November 17 2016, Humane Society of Summit County, http://summithumane.org

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 -Lake Humane Society (Mentor Ohio) http://www.lakehumane.org

Sunday, February 19th, 2017-Cleveland Animal Protective League http://clevelandapl.org

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, Paws and Prayers http://pawsandprayers.org

Thursday, April 6th 2017, Geauga County Rescue Village     http://geaugahumane.org

Sunday, April 23rd 2017, Golden Treasures Rescue

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Another Successful “Paint Your Pet” fundraising event



Paint for a purpose! Thanks to all who participated to raise funds for the Cleveland Animal Protective League!

Happy portrait painters ( who didn’t think they had ANY artistic ability) went home with super great paintings of their pets and helped raise funds for the Cleveland Animal Protective League!




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An Artist’s Versatility ( good or bad)


What does an Artist’s Versatility Reveal?

Is artistic versatility an indicator of freedom and exploration or lack of confidence?

What kind of artist am I today? Maybe I’m in an Abstract and contemporary mood. The art I create today could be large or small, colorful or black and white. It is possible I will paint, draw in ink, use watercolor or acrylic.  Artists need to explore styles and mediums order to progress and grow. Therefore,  it is my intention to experiment with as many mediums and techniques as humanly possible! Additionally, I love to use various mediums and techniques in order to get into my creative zone and to avoid a block ( which happens often). The abstract acrylic painting below is an example of a way to jump start my creativity. Painting intuitively fast and loose is a great way to jumpstart my process. I find it is helpful to participate in art challenges such as the 30 paintings in 30 days hosted by Leslie Saeta and the ” Artists Helping Artists ” podcast which is broadcast weekly. Podcasts such as Leslie’s inform artists of new developments in marketing, art materials, workshops and discuss concerns of working artists.



Graphic Design School encourages an artist to produce a versatile portfolio in order to attract  potential employers. To be relevant in the fine art arena, a consistent body of work is preferable. If not, The artist is labeled fickle or flighty. Instead of talented and versatile the artist appears scattered and inconsistent . I do not agree as the only way of getting anywhere as an artist  is to Go EVERYWHERE. I believe that acting upon creative thoughts make artists who the are at any given point in time. In conclusion, just do it ( stolen from Nike)….paint, draw and create every day without fear or critism. Be compelled to bend, stretch and challenge yourself as an artist.

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