Palette Paint and Home

Palette Paint and Home It is a special kind of paint store that showcases the finest paints and style for your home. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you decide the perfect colors and design. Palette also loves to showcase original art and has monthly shows. In February 2019 I was invited to participate in a group show.  

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GlaveKocen Gallery

GlaveKocen Gallery, named after the owners, Jennifer Glave and BJ Kocen, is a contemporary fine art gallery in the heart of Richmond, VA. I visited Jennifer and BJ and showed them my abstract art in the fall of 2018. They gave me great advice from a gallery perspective and were so supportive. I received and email from Jennifer inviting me to participate in their Small Works Show. I was excited and proud to be part of it! Continue reading

The Spring Market Plein Air

Virginia Plein Air Painters, a group I am proud to be part of, arranged to paint onsite at the Spring Market. Last time I plein aired was in February. And, before that it was this fall. So, I figured I’d be a bit rusty. Since I’d be inside the at the Spring Market, I wasn’t quite sure what I would paint. I brought a house portrait and some other projects to work on just in case. After I set up I looked around and saw the hydrangeas and fern beautifully displayed at the front door, begging to be painted! Continue reading

Monument Avenue Plein Air

One fall morning I pack up my paints and Plein air supplies and walked down to the Robert E. Lee Monument. From my house in the Fan it’s about a 3/4 mile walk. Once I arrived to his traffic circle I must have walked around that monument 3 times trying to decide on a spot and which direction would be the easiest to draw. I knew there was no such thing, but I like to think of it as my process.;)  Continue reading