Archive for September, 2013


Thursday, September 26th, 2013

“Sandhill Cranes” is one of two paintings accepted into The SMALL WORKS SHOW at the Hispanic Arts Building this November 2013.  The other is “Hungry Hummers” which is of two baby hummingbirds that our neighborhood followed from hatchlings to fledglings.  Although I’m not totally comfortable with the subject of birds yet, I do love them and New Mexico has so many wonderful species to choose from!

State Fair Win!

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

This summer I entered the 2013 EXPO New Mexico State Fair Fine Arts Show for the first time.  Just a few days before the State Fair opened, I received a call informing me that I had won the Honorable Mention ribbon for my pastel painting “Classic Americana” and would I come to the Awards Presentation.  Competition was fierce so I was honored to be juried into this show, much less get a ribbon!   A little background…this painting had it’s origin in Fort Collins, Colorado, in the Old Town area.  I shot the photo in 2003 in the Fall and knew I would paint it someday as this was my era and I often rode in this very car!  Off-set against the beautiful Colorado Fall with it’s golden aspens, even the homes seemed to fit into the scenic past.  The exhibit will be open for 12 days during the fair and – with all the traffic through the Fine Arts Building – it is my hope to sell this piece it to a car lovin’ nostalgia freak!

Adelante’s First “Art from the Heart” Show in November of 2012 at Whole Foods

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Adelante’s “Art from the Heart” presented a spectacular first art showing in November of 2012.  These artists live with ALS or MS.  I am proud to be a facilitator of this art program each month and I continue to marvel at the creativity of these artists.  In 1995 I lost a dear friend to ALS in Minneapolis, MN.  When living in Colorado I had clients in home healthcare that had MS and ALS who later became dear friends.  One of those friends passed this year from his illness, but I still have Joanie in Fort Collins, CO, who inspires and teaches me about love and kindness.  I am grateful to Dot Hoffman, a fellow pastel artist, who referred me to this program over three years ago and to Tracy and Lynn who are my “bosses” at Adelante, the company that started and hosts “Art from the Heart”.  Also, I’m grateful to the friendships I have made through this program who leave me over-flowing with love and gratitude each time we get together for another workshop!  Plans are now in the works for our 2nd art show which will be this November, 2013. We are looking for a larger venue as we were a little cramped at Whole Foods last year.