Aug 23, 2017

Near Grand Central Station


The sun is starting to go down for the day, creating a moody atmosphere near Grand Central Station. Oil on 14"h x 11"w MDF with 1 1/2" cradled pine sides. Sides are painted raw umber, and the painting is ready to hang.

Jul 17, 2017

Near the Ruins at Ardchattan


Near Oban, Scotland, is an area called Ardchattan. There is a church and an old priory that has a garden and ruins. It is a peaceful place to explore, as there is a farm nearby and wildlife, and very few people. Oil on 16"h x 20"w stretched canvas.

Jul 14, 2017

Jun 20, 2017

View of Salisbury Crags


During our recent trip to Edinburgh, we stayed near Holyrood Park, so I spent a lot of time photographing, as well as climbing, Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags. We were fortunate to have sun and interesting clouds. Oil on 6"h x 8"w stretched linen.


Jun 19, 2017

Dawn in Ardchattan, Scotland


When the first ray of sunlight entered the window of the B&B I visited in Ardchattan, Scotland, I looked out the window to see this view. I thought I was the first one awake, but the Sheep were already eating their breakfast at the neighboring farm. Oil on 6"h x 8"w stretched linen.

May 30, 2017

Along the Lungarno Torrigiani in Florence


This church along the Lungarno Torrigiani in Florence always caught my eye on my morning runs. I thought the light orange of the building was refreshing, sort of like an orange San Pellegrino. Oil on 16"h x 20"w x 1 1/2"d stretched canvas

This is one of twelve new paintings in my collection of work for UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel. You can view the exclusive collection here: www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery.


May 29, 2017

Italian Cafe


This waiter appears to have just finished setting the tables at a Florentine sidewalk cafe for lunch. Oil on 18"h x 24"w x 1 1/2" stretched canvas.

This is one of twelve new paintings in my collection of work for UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel. You can view the exclusive collection here: www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery.


May 27, 2017

Rainy Afternoon in the Piazza Navona



When we visited Rome two years ago, my husband and I decided to do as the Romans do and have a drink at an outdoor cafe in the Piazza Navona. It started raining unexpectedly, so we had to prolong our cafe visit with an extra espresso. Oh well!

This is one of twelve new paintings in my collection of work for UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel. You can view the exclusive collection here:  www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery. SOLD.


May 26, 2017

Dusk in Manhattan


A bird's eye view of Manhattan at dusk. Oil on 30"h x 24"w x 1 1/2" stretched canvas. 

This is one of twelve new paintings in my collection of work for UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel. You can view the exclusive collection here:  www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery. SOLD.





This is one of twelve new paintings in my collection of work for UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel. You can view the exclusive collection here: www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery.

May 24, 2017

Sidewalk Cafe in Greenwich Village


On this particularly warm, sunny Friday afternoon in New York City, every sidewalk cafe was busy. My husband and I couldn't pick one to visit, so we had small plates at a few different ones. One couldn't ask for a better way to spend an evening in the city.

This is one of twelve new paintings in my collection of work for UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel. You can view the exclusive collection here: www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery.




May 23, 2017

View of Washington Square Park


This is a view of Washington Square Park in New York City on a warm spring weekend. The park is completely packed with people enjoying walks, playing chess and having picnics. This is one of twelve new paintings in my collection of work for UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel. You can view the exclusive collection here: www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery.





May 22, 2017

Springtime in Midtown


A sunny day in Midtown, Manhattan. Oil on 24"h x 18"w stretched canvas. This is one of twelve new paintings in my collection of work for UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel. You can view the exclusive collection here:  www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery.



May 20, 2017

April in Washington Square Park


A couple enjoys the first spring weather in Washington Square Park of New York City. Oil on 20"h x 16"w x 1.5" stretched canvas. This is one of twelve new paintings in my new collection of work for UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel. You can view the exclusive collection here: www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery. SOLD.


May 19, 2017

Greenwich Village Intersection


I have an announcement to make! I am thrilled to be a participating artist in UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel! View the exclusive collection here: www.crateandbarrel.com/ugallery. This is one of twelve paintings I have recently painted for the collection. Oil on 24"h x 18"w x 1 1/2" stretched canvas.

Apr 13, 2017

Morning Walk on Deauville Beach


Only one person walked on Deauville Beach in Normandy, France this particular morning (besides me.) The 1 1/2" deep edges of the gallery wrapped linen are painted raw umber, and the painting comes ready to hang. Oil on linen, 14"h x 18"w.


Feb 19, 2017

Florentine Rooftops


After I returned home from Florence, this was what I missed most... sitting on my hotel's rooftop terrace at breakfast with a cappuccino and this view. The reference photo for this was taken on a misty November morning. Oil on 20"h x 24"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Feb 16, 2017

Along the Allegheny River II


These two people walking along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA seem to be the only people who were not at the Steelers game on a cold, Sunday afternoon. Oil on 8"h x 10" stretched linen.

Feb 15, 2017

First United Methodist Church of Shadyside


I always thought this church in Shadyside was interesting. I liked the contrast between the warm colors of the stone and roof with the cool colors of the surrounding streets and hills. Oil on 6"h x 8"w stretched linen.

Feb 14, 2017

Along the Allegheny


This is a view of the walking path along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh. The people in the painting are enjoying a quiet, yet cold Sunday morning with some of Pittsburgh's bridges in view. Oil on 14"w x 11" h stretched linen.

Feb 12, 2017

The Andy Warhol Bridge Study


My husband and I spent the night in Pittsburgh for New Year's Eve and were fortunate to wake up to a sunny New Year's Day. We took a walk downtown along the river where I snapped some photos. This is a study of the Andy Warhol Bridge.

View from Piazza Michelangelo


This is a view of the hills surrounding Florence, Italy from Piazza Michelangelo. I know it doesn't look real, but it looked that way in real life. I guess it doesn't look real to me because of the umbrella pine and cypress trees, which are completely different from the trees we have in Pennsylvania. Add a fortress wall and a Tuscan villa, and it looks like a made-up scene. But it isn't made up, it really exists in Italy! SOLD.

View of San Gimignano III


This is a view from one of the many lookouts along the hilltop town of San Gimignano, Italy. 


Dec 22, 2016

Almost Dusk in Manhattan


I'm not sure where I was when I took the reference photo for this painting, but I loved the contrast between the warm light of the setting sun and the cool concrete. Oil on 18"h x 14"w x 1 1/2" stretched linen. SOLD.

Dec 16, 2016

Dexter the Cat


Dexter is my grandmother's cat, and I'm pretty sure he is related to my late cat Oliver, as they have similar appearances and personalities. Gray and white cats are my favorite to paint because the light, shadows and reflections create interesting colors in their fur, and the gray helps you know that those aren't really colors, they're just reflections. Oil on 7"h x 5"w stretched linen.

Dec 15, 2016

Along the Via di Belvedere


From the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence you can see a winding wall going up the opposite hill, surrounded by olive groves. I wondered what was there, so I jogged up the hill one morning. Unfortunately, you can't really see over the high walls into the city or the olive groves, and the tall iron fences are sealed off so you can't see inside. I saw some pretty views of the wall's turrets and cypress trees, however. Oil on 7"h x 5"w stretched linen.

Wine and Cheesecake


If you can pair wine with cheese, you can pair wine with cheesecake! Oil on 5"h x 7"w stretched linen.

Available at Gallery on 43rd Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Dec 13, 2016

Drinking a Guinness


This guy seems to be pondering life at an Irish pub over a Guinness. Oil on 7"h x 5"w stretched linen.

For anyone looking for last minute holiday gifts (for me, that's the only kind of gift because I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet!) or if you simply want to spruce up your home or office during this often dark time of year, you can find my artwork in the following places:

Gallery on 43rd Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Ugallery.com
Etsy.com

Nov 28, 2016

Etsy Shop Re-opened

After a brief hiatus from selling on Etsy, I have decided to add some of my older paintings to my Etsy shop. These are paintings I've had for a while, and I have decided to discount them a little. Please click on the link below to view the paintings I have in my store. The painting in the featured post above is one of them... It is a painting I completed in early 2015. I plan to upload several more over the next few days. All of the paintings can be shipped within in a week.

Nov 26, 2016

Alley Near the Duomo


The cool colors near the Duomo in Florence create the feeling of mystery, and contrast with the warm facades of the alley buildings. The 1 1/2" gallery wrapped edges of the piece are painted raw umber and the work comes ready to hang. Oil on 18"h x 24" stretched linen.


Nov 25, 2016

Misty Morning in Tuscany


This is a view from the top of Piazza Michelangelo in Florence on a misty fall morning. Not only are the clouds misty, but the fluffy leaves of the olive trees in the foreground also create the same effect. Oil on 12"h x 16"w stretched linen.

Nov 23, 2016

Saturday in Brooklyn


This is a busy corner in Brooklyn, as hoards of people are lined up waiting to order pizza from Grimaldi's. From this venue, you can see the silhouettes of Manhattan buildings in the distance. Oil on 18'h x 24"w stretched linen.



Nov 20, 2016

Coffee, Eggs and Butter


From the past few paintings I've uploaded, one can probably see that I love breakfast foods. To repay the chickens for providing nutrients to my diet, I only use free-range, cage-free eggs. I hope I don't offend any vegetarians, as I greatly appreciate the ability to meet one's nutritional needs without meat. However, I think if one must eat meat, the animals deserve a decent life since they help sustain ours. Just something I wanted to say... I love all animals, even if I do eat them!

Taking Time to Smell the Zinnias


My mom's cats like to hang out on the kitchen counter to signal that they want food. Here they are taking a break from begging to smell the zinnias from her garden. Oil on 12"h x 12" stretched linen. SOLD.

Nov 19, 2016

Sending a Text


This is a painting of my cousin's girlfriend checking her phone before one of our dinners. I feel grateful that my family puts up with dinner sometimes turning into a photo shoot for artistic subject matter. I still socialize, though... I can talk and take pictures at the same time! Unfortunately I sometimes prevent people from eating right away if I see a potential painting. Oil on 14"h x 11"w x 1 1/2" stretched linen. This is one of the paintings in my exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA.