Category: Portraits

  • Bronze Medal Great Lakes Pastel Society 2014 National Exhibit

    Bronze Medal Great Lakes Pastel Society 2014 National Exhibit

    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 […]

  • Honorable Mention Awarded at Art of the Pastel 2014

    Honorable Mention Awarded at Art of the Pastel 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 […]

  • Award of Excellence Four Points Contemporary 2nd Bi-annual

    Award of Excellence Four Points Contemporary 2nd Bi-annual

    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 […]

  • Purchase Award at Pastels Chicago 2013

    Purchase Award at Pastels Chicago 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.

  • Portrait/Figure Award at the Annual PSSW National Juried Show

    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!

  • Honorable Mention at Starline Gallery’s 2013 Grand Finale Masquerade Ball

    Honorable Mention at Starline Gallery’s 2013 Grand Finale Masquerade Ball

    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”.

  • Jesse in Yellow & Grey

    Jesse in Yellow & Grey

    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.

  • Pastel Art of Sadie

    Pastel Art of Sadie

    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.

  • Figurative Nude Art in Soft Pastel

    Figurative Nude Art in Soft Pastel

    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 […]

  • Pastel Portrait of Maggie

    Pastel Portrait of Maggie

    Here is a new piece of art called “Portrait of Maggie”, who posed for us at the Palette and Chisel on Dec 2nd. It is executed in soft pastels and shows a young woman facing the viewer done in a colorful, saturated palette. My vantage point was from a short drawing horse in front of […]

  • Nudes of Bella

    Nudes of Bella

    Various Studies of Bella, Conté on Paper, 9/3/2012 At the 2012 Palette and Chisel Labor Day Marathon we did a series of 1 – 25 minute figure studies of an elegant model named Bella. Showcased here are 3 of the longer poses done in Conté on a textured paper. The first drawing is the last […]

  • Pastels of Kay

    Pastels of Kay

    Portrait of Kay, 16×20, Soft Pastel on Board, 9/3/2012 Kay, 12×16, Soft Pastel on Board, 9/3/2012 At the 2012 Palette and Chisel Labor Day Marathon we did 2 long poses of a young blonde model name Kay, and she did some difficult poses considering the length of the sitting. For the first 2 hour sitting […]