Welcome to my Online Colored Pencil Studio
I have been involved with art from the time I can remember as a child. My focus was on art into my college years. Though life interfered at one point and my primary focus was on my family and children, I soon found that I could not stay away from it and was always, at least, thinking of it if not doing it. Time passed and I was not creating art on a professional level, but creating it for my own pleasure. Eventually, that was not enough, and I began to work on a full time basis at my easel. Then I found Colored Pencil as a medium and began to produce drawings at such a rate that I was able to collect a body of work exceeding 40 drawings in the space of 7 months and was given a "one man" show at the Hilltop Gallery in Nogales, AZ. Since then I have continued to create drawings in Colored Pencil and have been accepted to many shows of renown. I have begun experimenting with different support surfaces and expanding my horizons with new products that are still within the Colored Pencil medium, but add additional depth and dimensions to my drawing.
While some artists settle on one subject matter to create their drawings or paintings, I find that I sense beauty in all things, be it nature, architecture or a composed still life and cannot limit myself to only one of them. I love the flora and fauna of the desert, buildings and people and will continue to explore the beauty in all things.
I am available for commissions. Please contact me for more information.
You may email me by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also reach me at: 5251 W. Crestview Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85745 (520)743-9680
Arizona Art Alliance
International Guild of Realism
Colored Pencil Society of America
CPSA Chapter #212 (Arizona State Chapter)
Tucson Colored Pencil Artists' Association
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Women Artists Of The West
Southern Arizona Artists Guild
Tucson Mountains Artist Collective
Hilltop Gallery, Nogales, Arizona
Current Shows and Exhibitions: 2013
WAOW Exhibition in Fredericksburg, TX through December 31, 2012
The Women Artist Of The West exhibition will be showing at the R S Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX until December 31, 2012. I was juried into this exhibit with a piece called "Montezuma's Castle" which can be seen in my Landscape Gallery here on this website. You may also visit the WAOW website (WAOW.org) and view the entire show online.
Tohono Chul "Horse Country" Exhibition
My Colored Pencil piece "Dappled Appaloosa" was juried into the Tohono Chul "Horse Country: Horses in the Southwest" exhibition. The show will run through January 20th, 2013 at the main Tohono Chul Art Gallery. "Dappled Appaloosa" can be seen on this website in the Portraits/Animals Gallery.
SAAG/Sheraton Hotel Art Gallery show through April 7, 2013
The Southern Arizona Artists Guild exhibition will be showing at the Sheaton Hotel and Suites on E. Grant Road Gallery until April 7th, 2013. I was juried into this exhibit with 5 pieces. This is the first year SAAG has given awards and I was pleased to receive one of the four given. I was given the Award of Merit for my drawing "Reflections On The Dark Side". The artwork for the show is hung throughout the hotel, in the lobby, halls and restaurants.
Past Shows and Exhibitions:
Please click HERE to view a complete listing of my previous shows and awards.
Award Winning Artist
Southern Arizona Arts Guild Artist of the Year for 2014
Photo Courtesy Ester Roi
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