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 – . 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 ( 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) )


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

Happy new year!

One of the things I really like about wordpress is the year end report that they send me on Dec 31st. Even though I am not a very active blogger the stats makes me feel pretty good :-) So I’d like to share a few thing here -

“The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Where did they all come from? 96 countries in all! “

Thanks to all of my supporters, artist friends, galleries, friends and family for their continuing support. Here’s to an inspiring 2014!! Happy new year to everyone :-)