Thursday, July 23, 2015

Boldbrush Award

I am so pleased, honored and humbled to have been awarded the June Boldbrush award for my painting, Studio View, depicting the view I have of New Jersey out my studio window through marbles on my windowsill.

Please pardon my lapse in postings, but I have been busy learning about and exploring my new city as well as painting several commissions and new works!
More exciting news-I am now represented by Brandt-Roberts Galleries on High Street in Columbus, Ohio and my work will be part of a group show, Clear Reflections, at Mason Fine Arts in Atlanta GA opening July 31. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Good things, great weekend!

I'm thrilled to report that my show with Carl Holzman, Mid Century Revival, at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art opened this past weekend.  Unfortunately I couldn't be two places at one time, and was thrilled to be in NYC for my daughters wedding.  I am so anxious to see the show later next month and hope you can get there too if you are in the area!

Happy new couple!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Moveable Feast

The Movable Feast Show opens Friday at the Hammond Harkins Gallery in Bexley , OH.  5-8 pm.  Hope to see you there!
Moveable Feast 36" x 60" oil on canvas

Strawberry 4" x 4" oil on board

Hanging Out 10 " x 10" oil on board

Strawberries 4" x 4" oil on board

Things Are Heating Up 8" x 10"  oil on board

Three's A Crowd 12" x 12" oil on board

Stewed Two 48" x 60" oil on canvas

Blueberry Juice 48" x 48" oil on canvas

Friday, January 23, 2015

Spring Shows!

I am burying myself in the studio for the next few months as I prepare for two fabulous shows this spring.  "Moveable Feast" opens March 27th at the Hammond Harkins Gallery in Bexley, OH, with the opening reception from 5-8.  The following month "Mid-Century Revival" opens at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, GA.  This show will run through June 30th with the opening reception April 18th from 6-8 pm.
I won't be posting much before the shows, but here are sneak peeks from each show.

"Moveable Feast"
36" x 60"

"The Bookkeeper"
24" x 48"

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy 2015!  I've had a great start to the year! Thanks to the Shain Gallery for my first sale of the year, and thanks to Coca-Cola Corp. for not only including my work in the upcoming book on the 100th year of the bottle design, but for touring two of my paintings in a year long, 15 country tour along side the work of Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and more!!  I am so thrilled to have my work included in this show!

I spent a lot of time last fall in NYC- watching football games, exploring museums and neighborhoods and spending time with my two favorite people in the world, my kids!  My plans to move there are shaping up and I am trying to sort and organize ( not my strong suit) things before the big move.  In going through my things as well as my parents household, I am struck by the things we as humans keep and the things to which we attach value.  I have started a series that reflects this.  here is one of the first paintings.

Trying to Keep It Together
oil on canvas
18" x 36"

Monday, September 15, 2014

Shain Gallery

I am so pleased to now be represented by the Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC. 
PLease stop and say hello if you are in the area!
Pickle Juice Jars 48" x 48"

Three Ideals 48" x 60"

Shain Gallery
2823 Selwyn Avenue  Charlotte, NC  28209  
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10-5

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thank you for your patience..

The last 8 months have been filled with heartache, change and turmoil, and I am so grateful for your patience as I took time off to process all the emotions and loss and change that has happened.  I am now getting back in the studio and feel more like myself again.  I am loving painting and am thankful for commissions and upcoming shows that are keeping me busy!
Here are a few new works.
Just Add Sugar 30" x 72"

Bounty 48" x 72" (commission)

Lemon and Limes 36" x 60"

Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Sorry for not posting a lot lately, but I did want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with wishes for all a joyful and blessed day for each of you.  Here are a couple recent paintings...a mason jar painting and one from my NYC series..
Quick Seal 36" x 60" oil on  canvas

Shoe Shine 24" x 36"

Monday, September 16, 2013

Seeing clouds

I hadn't been able to get to the studio for a couple weeks as I had to get kids ready to go back to school and Cat coming home for a much needed week long visit, so when I did get back out there, I wanted to loosen up a bit and start slowly.   I am always taking pictures of clouds and thought they would give me great practice in really seeing the subtleties and the colors as well as allowing me to keep some looser brush strokes.  I had a great time doing them and hope to revisit them again but for the next few weeks I have two commissions and then I'd like to get back to the NYC series and some small works for the holidays.  Have a great week!

Clouds 1 14" x 18" oil on panel

Clouds 2 11" x 14" oil on panel

Clouds 3 14" x 18" oil on panel

Clouds 4 16" x 20" oil on panel

Clouds 5 12" x 36" oil on panel

Monday, August 5, 2013

Busy summer!

I apologize for the lack of posts these past couple of months.  I knew that June would be busy, but July proved to be just as crazy!  But it was all good!  June was full of college visits for our youngest who was offered several football scholarships, and chose to commit to Fordham University in NYC to play D1 football next fall!  We are so proud of his hard work and so excited for all the opportunities he will have there.  And... he will be close to his older sister, so we will get to visit BOTH kids when we go!  :)  July started off with a secret we had to keep for weeks until our older son proposed to his girlfriend on the lake Michigan beach with all of the family in attendance.  So thrilled for them and happy to have Ally as part of our family. Having said all that, I have been able to get a few paintings completed and started a new bag series which I am really enjoying.  Here are a few of my recent paintings...

It's In the Bag  11" x 14" oil on board

It's What's Inside.. 9" x 11" oil on board

Goody Bag  10" x 10"  oil on board
Kiss Me 8" x 10"  oil on board

Inner Glow 36" x 48" oil on canvas

It Was Beautiful 48" x 48"  oil on canvas

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hope to see you Sunday!!


Mansfield Art Center
700 Marion Ave. Mansfield, OH 44906
Hours of Operation: Tue - Sun 11am - 5pm, Closed Mon
P: 419.756.1700 F: 419.756.0860

Foundation Gallery:

Contemporary Realism | Sally Tharp | June 30 - Aug.18

Opening Reception | Sunday, June 30 | 2-4pm

Sunday, June 16, 2013

delivered work!

I delivered these new works to the Hammond Harkins Gallery in Bexley, OH this weekend!  Stop in to see them in person!

Sealed 48" x 60"

Big B 40" x 30"

Waiting For Spring 6" x 6"

Can't We All Just Get Along?  36" x 60"

Table Setting  20" x 30"

Making Lemonade 60" x 36"

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A couple recent works..

I am very sorry for the lack of posts, but I have been getting ready for the show in the Foundation Gallery at The Mansfield Art Center that opens Jun 30.  I will post more soon, but for now, here are two recent works...
Sealed 48" x 60"

Peanuts 24" x 36" (sold)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Margaret Twitchell Swank Award for Painting

So pleased and honored to have won the Margaret Twitchell Swank Award for Painting with my painting of old dolls titled, "The Congregation", at the Mansfield Art Center's 68th annual May Show. Thank you MAC and juror Gordon Lee.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


It's finally feeling like spring and things are starting to bloom!  Thank goodness!  But with this spring come so many things... prom is this weekend and we have two kids attending.. dresses, tuxes, flowers, pictures..argh!  Then high school graduation, grad, cleaning, and lot of weeding and gardening!  I will sneak as much studio time in as I can!  I am working on a commission now, but was able to finish a small NYC piece and deliver 3 works to the Hammond Harkins Gallery last week!
Under Construction oil on panel 6" x 6"

Adding Some Zip  oil on panel 8" x 8"

Seltzers oil on panel 8" x 8"

Friday, April 12, 2013

A few small works and a trip to the big apple!

I have been regrouping the last few weeks and have really enjoyed working on smaller paintings.. And next week I'm off to NYC to see my 'baby' girl and celebrate her 23rd birthday with her!  Also gonna do a workshop with the amazing Max Ginsburg!  Can't wait! :)

Seltzers 8" x 8" oil on board

Adding Some Zip oil on board 8" x 8"

Daffs  10 x 8 oil on board

Deer Skull oil on board 10" x 8"

Winter Storm Warning 18" x 24"

Chocolate Milk 8" x 10" oil on board

Waiting for Spring 6" x 6" oil on board