My sister and I have an amazing tradition of exchanging hand-crafted gifts for birthdays, so for her birthday this year I painted the smallest locket piece I have attempted thus far - a half inch pet portrait of her beloved cat Lovey. Lovey is sadly no longer with us, but it is my hope that my sister can feel Lovey with her whenever she wears her Lovey Locket. We miss you Lovey!
gouache on paper
2014 came to a close with the wonderful news that my most recent piece, Cornerstone, was selected by artist and writer John Seed for "Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014," his ongoing HuffingtonPost Arts & Culture blog. It was a delight to be featured alongside some of my personal favorites, like portrait artist David Kassan, and to read John's thoughts on each of the selected paintings. Happy 2015 everyone!