Dec 30, 2017

Sparring Day


At Elite Combative Systems in Indiana, PA, we dedicate at least one kickboxing class per week to sparring. We put everything we learn on technique days to practice, and we all work together to help each other improve. Oil on 30"h x 24"w x 1 1/2" stretched linen.

Dec 17, 2017

Slip and Roll Drill


This is a new subject for me. I have a background in Tae Kwon Do, and about three years ago I started taking kickboxing classes at an MMA gym that had just opened in my town, called Elite Combative Systems. It recently occurred to me that I should capture my coaches and fellow students in action.

This is the first in my "Fight Camp" series. I wanted to show the day to day practice sessions at the gym. Much like oil painting, martial arts requires discipline, regular practice, and one should enjoy the process as much as reaching incremental goals. It is the process that I want to capture in this series! Oil on 30"h x 24"w x 1 1/2" d stretched linen.


Dec 15, 2017

Sassy Cat


My cat, Oliver looked more sassy and grumpy than he actually was. He was very shy when we first adopted him, but over time he became like a little shadow, accompanying us wherever we went in the house. This was part of UGallery's Ornamental Artwork Collection, which can be viewed here. SOLD.

Dec 14, 2017

Cat with Coffee and Sunflower


This is a painting of my Stella with a cup of coffee. I meant to photograph still lifes of coffee with desserts and sunflowers, but Stella had to investigate, so I ended up photographing her as well. This is a pretty accurate depiction of her daily activities, as she normally sits three inches from my plate at dinner, waiting for a bite of food to fall off. I usually give her a little bite.

This was part of UGallery's Ornamental Artwork Collection, which can be viewed here. SOLD.

Dec 13, 2017


A cup of thick, spiced hot chocolate from Angelina tea room in Paris! I loved the ornately presented whipped cream on the side. This was part of the Ornamental Artwork Collection at UGallery.com, which can be viewed here. SOLD.

Cupcake with Buttercream


Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. This was part of UGallery's Ornamental Artwork Collection, which can be viewed here. SOLD.

Dec 10, 2017

Cupcake and Milk


A painting of a vanilla cupcake with a refreshing glass of milk. Oil on 4" X 4"  stretched canvas. Painting includes hanging wire on back. It could also be displayed on a mini display easel.


Dec 5, 2017

Ready for a Nap


This is Scrapper the cat. He is tired from a day of defending his territory from the neighborhood cats and needs a nap to regain his energy. While he isn't super friendly toward other cats, he loves the company of humans. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber and it comes with a mini display easel. This is part of UGallery's Ornamental Artwork Collection, which you can view here. SOLD.


Dec 4, 2017

Assorted Macarons II


Assorted macaroons from Laduree of Paris. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber and the painting comes with a mini display easel. It is part of the Ornamental Artwork Collection, which you can view here. SOLD.

Dec 3, 2017

Assorted Macaroons



Macaroons from Laduree of Paris! Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. The canvas sides are painted raw umber and the painting comes with its own mini display easel. Or you can attach a wire and hang it up as an ornament! It is part of the Ornamental Artwork Collection at UGallery.com, which can be viewed here. SOLD.


Dec 2, 2017

Turkish Coffee


I loved the presentation of this Turkish coffee at Cafe Imperial in Vienna, Austria. Just thinking about all the different variations of coffee in the city and the cozy cafes makes me want to book another trip there. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber and the painting comes with its own mini display easel. This is one of ten paintings I added to the Ornamental Artwork Collection at UGallery.com. You can see the whole collection here. SOLD.

Dec 1, 2017

A Walk in the Garden


Rufus the cat takes a walk in the garden on a sunny summer day. I had strategically planted catnip to attract cats to chase the rabbits away from my greens. It worked! Oil on 4" x 4" streched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber, and the painting comes with a mini display easel. It is part of the Ornamental Artwork Collection at UGallery.com. The entire collection can be viewed here. SOLD.