Saturday, October 29, 2016

Painting lessons

Would you like to learn to paint with oils or acrylics?  

Would you like guidance with color mixing and painting in a loose, colorful and expressive manner?

I am offering a low-key, personal teaching approach for those interested in painting, but aren’t sure how to get started or how to go about it.

The lessons would be in my art studio downtown at
Pink Raven Studio
135 Christensen Dr, Suite 1B, Anchorage, AK
On the corner of 2nd ave and Christensen Dr

First session is  2 hrs, easel and materials will be provided, cost is  $50
For the 2nd session and beyond.... you bring your materials to paint with
2 hour painting session, cost is $40 
or if you prefer more time,
3 hour session, cost is $60 

My studio is open Tuesday thru Friday from 12-6pm, if you let me know a good time, I’ll try to accommodate you.  Only 3 students or less at one time.  
Beginners welcome!  

email me with questions at
or...stop by and say hello at Pink Raven Studio! 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Artist's Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition

I feel so honored ... 
5,900 applicants and one of my paintings made it as a finalist in this competition.
Thank you Artist Magazine!  I really appreciate you!!  

"Congratulations! Your artwork, "Race to the Finish", has been selected as a finalist in the Still Life/Interior category of The Artist's Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition. " Your name will appear among the lists of finalists published in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue."

Pinch me!! 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hello Kitty

11"x 14", oil on canvas

Just a still life ....with fun stuff I happened to have around.
I've loved Hello Kitty since I was old enough to collect stickers, about 8yrs old.
She was the coolest sticker in my collection.....a puffy sticker, plastic...shaped like a vanilla wafer cookie (another passion of mine)  

Stickers and cookies, sometimes I feel like I've never grown up.  I'd still love to sort through an album or shoe box of stickers ...while munching on vanilla wafers.  

Maybe I'll start my collection of stickers again .....hmmm.

Hope your weekend is awesome!  Make time for fun!

Friday, October 14, 2016


12"x 12", oil on canvas

I love a good skull painting now and then!
This guy's still working it....some men don't know when to stop ;)

Enjoy your day out there!!
Thank you for looking!

Thursday, October 13, 2016


11" x 14", oil on canvas

I love to see others owning their individuality....cultivating it, creating it, nurturing it and last but not least....Enjoying their uniqueness. 

This young lady is beautiful....and embracing who she is.  It's a big part of her charm.

 I loved painting this one....focusing for a moment... only on her.

Thank you for looking!
Make sure to let "You" shine today! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Charcoal drawing

Charcoal drawings have such a natural tendency to create a mood.  Reminds me of black and white photography....which is where my artistic cravings started.