Monday, November 13, 2017

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly - 6 x 6 - Oil on Panel
In September, I participated in a group show with 11 other artists called “Inspired by…” in which I had seven portraits.   Madame Butterfly was one of them. We had so much fun with this show, and because the opening went so well, we have decided to do it again next year.  I will try to be more vigilant about getting the information on my blog in a timely manner! 

This painting also made its way into the Northville Art House Small works show and I’m happy to say it won first place!  The show will be up until mid-December if you are in the area and want to check it out. 

On another note, I have a new website!  The address is  Please take a look.  I have some of my larger pieces that have not made it onto my blog or my DPW gallery.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Socialite - Oil on Canvas - 11 x 14
Well I guess it's time to come out of hibernation now that the weather is starting to warm up and really kick into gear with the painting!  (I know I should have been painting more, not less, but you know how it goes :P)

But I haven't been completely lazy, I have been painting a bit.  And I'm happy to announce that my painting above came in third place in the Village Fine Arts Association's Poetry Art Night.  The poem (written by me:) that accompanied the painting also won third place, so I am pleased and honored.

The show will be up at the Suzanne Haskew Arts Center (SHAC) for a month, then it will travel to the Milford Township Library for another month.  The reception is this Saturday, March 11 at the SHAC starting at 6 pm.  There will be food, drinks, art and poetry readings... always a fun night! (P.S. you will have to come to the SHAC to read the poem!)