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Bronze Medal Great Lakes Pastel Society 2014 National Exhibit

By |June 10th, 2014|

I am proud to announce my Bronze Medal Award at the Great Lakes Pastel Society 2014 National Exhibit. The piece that won the awards is a portrait of a young woman entitled “Vlk”.

“Vlk” is an alla prima (all at once) 16×20 soft pastel portrait that was done at a short 2.5 hour session and features […]

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Honorable Mention Awarded at Art of the Pastel 2014

By |February 7th, 2014|

A Girl Wearing a Bandana won an Honorable Mention award at the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas’ Art of the Pastel 2014 show. A Girl Wearing a Bandana was awarded this distinction by the awards juror Alan Flattmann. Alan Flattmann juried for awards on February 7, and stated, “I am impressed by the diversity of […]

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Award of Excellence Four Points Contemporary 2nd Bi-annual

By |January 6th, 2014|

Portrait of Andrew won an Award of Excellence in the Four Points Contemporary 2nd Bi-annual online exhibition. Portrait of Andrew is an expressive acrylic painting of a young man, Andrew, which is painted in a vibrant and lively style. The painting depicts Andrew looking off to the right with a determined and contemplative expression. I […]

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Purchase Award at Pastels Chicago 2013

By |November 7th, 2013|

3 of my artworks were accepted into the pastel only art exhibit Pastels Chicago 2013 which is held at the Art Center Highland Park, IL.
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Portrait/Figure Award at the Annual PSSW National Juried Show

By |November 6th, 2013|

The Pastel Society of the Southwest Held the opening reception and award ceremony this past weekend, and I am proud to announce that the pastel portrait I submitted “Vlk” was selected for the Portrait/Figure Award!
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Honorable Mention at Starline Gallery’s 2013 Grand Finale Masquerade Ball

By |October 31st, 2013|

I exhibited two artworks at the Starline Gallery's Grand Finale Masquerade Ball in Late October, which wraps up their 2013 exhibition lineup, and I am proud to announce that I won an honorable mention in the show. 2 of my works were accepted, a portrait in soft pastels entitled “Jessica” and the award winner a figurative study done in soft pastel entitled “Kay”.
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Pastel and Acrylic Paintings of Jordan in Naperville, Illinois

By |July 2nd, 2013|

Jordan, Acrylic on Canvas

Jordan has posed for us at the open figure sessions many times with good reason; She is a great model with natural poise and grace. Here are various drawings and paintings I have made of her over the years in three different mediums, acrylic paint, oil pastel, and my most often used medium soft pastel. […]

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Charcoal and Conté Drawings of Jordan in Naperville, Illinois

By |June 4th, 2013|

Jordan Reclined, Conté on Paper

Jordan Reclined, is a 45 minute study that was sold at the Beyond the Coyote show. It features a wonderfully talented model, Jordan, sitting in a makeshift chaise with her left hand extended out  in front of her and her right hand resting on the back of the chair. her face is in profile and her bangs hang slightly over her eyes. The light is falling from behind and over her creating dramatic shadows over her face and torso. […]

Jesse in Yellow & Grey

By |May 15th, 2013|

Jesse in Yellow and Grey, Pastel on Paper

Jesse in Yellow and Grey was done at the Palette and Chisel on a Saturday morning during one of their long pose sessions. That morning she was posing clothed, wearing a grey long sleeved shirt.
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Pastel Art of Sadie

By |May 3rd, 2013|

Sadie Gazing Up, Pastel on Paper

Sadie modeled for us at Platform Studios in Chicago Illinois at several of their weeknight drawing sessions. On some days I draw using an array of soft pastels, and on others I keep it simple with a couple of pieces of black and white conté. Here are examples of each. […]

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Figurative Nude Art in Soft Pastel

By |April 20th, 2013|

20 Minute Back Study, Pastel on Paper

These are some great pastel drawings that I did at a quick sketch open figure drawing session hosted by the Palette and Chisel in Chicago Illinois. I attended the long pose session that saturday morning, and stuck around for more quick sketch to get the chance to draw the lovely model that afternoon. I was nice and warmed up so I think the results from the shorter poses we very expressive, energetic, and colorful. […]

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La Chemise Rouge, Oil Painting Portrait of Nicole in Chicago

By |April 15th, 2013|

La Chemise Rouge, Oil on Board, 9×12

Nicole modelled for me at an art gallery in Chicago’s north side. She was an amazing model with a knack for expressive an dynamic poses. She incorporated her hands nicely, and included environmental elements in a very natural way. […]

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Figurative Nude Paintings at the Dirty Show Chicago

By |April 7th, 2013|

Olympia, Pastel on Paper, done at the Palette and Chisel in Chicago, Illinois

April 13th & 14th
Gallery Provocateur
1621 N. Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, Illinois

Gallery Provocateur in Chicago, Illinois is hosting the erotic art show, Dirty Show Chicago, Saturday night April 13th and Sunday April 14th for daytime viewing. […]

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Pastel Paintings at the Absinthe Show Aurora, Illinois

By |March 30th, 2013|

Katya, Pastel on Board, 16×20

The Absinthe Show
Friday April 5th 2013 6pm – 10pm
Artbar
located at Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 North Broadway
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 264-2739

Artbar is holding a one day show “Absinthe Show” at the Two Brothers Roundhouse Brewpub. Enjoy Two Brother’s acclaimed craft beer while taking in the spectacle of the Absinthe art exhibit. I will be showing several pastel paintings and acrylics at the show and will for the first time have prints available as well. […]

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