What’s happening

I know I haven’t being a lot of art lately..I had been unpacking , setting up my studio, traveling, exploring the bay area art scene and catching up with my friends. I did find a couple of art groups here which I am a part of now, one is the Sunnyvale Art club and second is the FALC (Fine art League of Cupertino). I just got juried into FALC as their member during the April meeting.

I also won the first place in the Sunnyvale Art club monthly members show this month due to which I got to hang my piece at the Bean Scene Cafe in downtown Sunnyvale. The piece will be on display there for a month.

I am also getting ready for my workshop this weekend in Tucson with the TCPAA-http://www.tcpaa.net/ . It’s always a pleasure to share the love of Color pencil with so many people. I am so looking forward to it :-)

I have more announcements coming your way soon, I will be having a spring sale  of some of my older work for bargain prices! stay tuned!

Richeson Still Life show and Upcoming workshop

It’s the eight year anniversary of my blog this month and I would like to thank all my followers and supporters! So my move to California is finally done and I am settling in my new place. The weather is amazing and it’s so nice to see the blue skies everyday.

I am really pleased to share that my work titled “Exotic Serenity” was one of the pieces juried into the Richeson Still Life online juried show. The show opened last week and will be available online here – http://www.richeson75.com/stilllife/index.html . I am also very glad to learn that my piece is one of the only two colored pencils works in the show.

Also I have an upcoming two day workshop “Colored Pencil Possibilities” with the Tuscon Colored Pencil Association (http://www.tcpaa.net/) on April 25th and 26th in Tuscon,AZ .  Space is limited so if you live in the area and would like more information contact Virginia Caroll ( vcarroll42 (at) yahoo.com )


Pear Perfection

To keep up with my sanity in between this hectic interstate move I kept some of my pencils and a small pastelbord with me hoping I will have to do one small piece before I leave the evergreen state. I picked my favorite subjects of silver and Pears and completed this piece today, its 8×10 on tan pastelbord. It’s all color pencils since I packed up my neocolors. One more week before we begin our trip down south.

Colored pencil art still life


From Pacific northwest to the Golden State

I haven’t been active so much lately with my work for a reason. We are moving to California in two weeks!!! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my friends, my Seattle CPSA group for their incredible support, Kaewyn gallery, Semantics Gallery & Cole Gallery for providing wonderful opportunities, my dear friends at Kirkland arts center , my clients and collectors and to everyone who made my life wonderful here in the pacific northwest! Thanks so much ! wish me luck!



Explore This!10

I was thrilled to learn that my piece  “Hot-Spots” has been juried into Explore this!10 International mixed media Juried show by Color Pencil Society of America (CPSA). The show goes live on Feb 1,2014 and will be available online for a year. Congrats to all the accepted artists.

This year is my third acceptance which means I get my CPX signature this year!!!

Hotspots 18x24 on pastelbord

Hotspots 18×24 on pastelbord