The Painting Process

Blogging again!

Joan viewing florals in Gallery

Writing about my art process, experiences and highlights took a back seat recently as I prepared for my one person Art Show and Sale at Community VNA Gallery on March 8th.  Thanks to supportive family, friends and co-workers, “Light Embrace” was a wonderful success. It was an honor to have visitors travel from as far […]

Website Welcome

12" x 12" pastel

Thanks for visiting me at Click on any of the links above for a bird’s eye view of some of my recent pastel paintings. Use the contact form for any questions about my work. This home page will regularly feature short reflections and photos of my painting process, upcoming events, discovered resources, plus useful links […]


Seeking inspiration is a personal thing, We all have our methods to fuel our creativity.  I find it helpful to look at what other artists are creating, especially in your medium.  For a tremendous online pastel show, I suggest visiting the International Association of Pastel Societies web show, simply click here You will not be […]

Painting in themes

Reference Photo

December 10, 2013 I am ready for a new pastel painting theme, having had a great time with painting marshes and trees throughout the summer and fall. Since we are in between seasons here in New England, I went to my reference files for inspiration. Was attracted to some barns, sheds and shacks in my […]