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MY STATEMENT


         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.



MY AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS


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

2014


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

2020


Colorado Governor’s Show & Sale

2018




Statement-Awards