My paintings begin with an awareness of the light and dark shapes before me. I begin with ruff sketches to establish the composition and the painting’s sense of color relationships, then transfer the sketch with a black graphite stick in more detail to the larger painting surface. After undercoating the entire white surface with a transparent wash of raw umber liquid acrylic paint, it should have rhythm, tempo and harmony as well as soft-hard and warm-cool passages. The eye should be drawn to the center of interest then wander around the rest of the picture, pausing briefly before returning to the begining.


Pastel Society of America,

Honorary Lifetime Membership - 2018

International Assiciation of Pastel Societies,

Master Circle Gold Medalion - 2015 Elected Master Member - 2015

Pastel Society of America,

Elected Master Member - 2007

Pastel Society of Colorado,

Elected Master Member - 2009

American Impressionist Societies

24th National Juried Exhibition


Coors National Western Club Exhibit & Sale

2017 -2018

International Assiciation of Pastel Societies,

10th National Juried Exhibition

Bronze Award  and 2 Pastel Painting Demonstrations - 2014

International Assiciation of Pastel Societies,

10th Juried Exhibition National Juried Exhibition

Pastel Painting Demonstration - 2012

Pastel Journal ‘100 Best Pastels’ Landscapes

2005 - 2007 - 2012  -2016 - 2017

Western Spirit Art Show & Sale


Colorado Governor’s Show & Sale