NEW LOVE- Hosting workshops at McRae

I had a fantastic time with 7 fabulous ladies this past weekend at McRae Art Studios. Our relatively new studio is huge and beautiful and perfect for teaching. I can't wait to host another one here! Here are some photos of the fun. Thank you ladies for a fun weekend!!!

2 Winter Workshops with few spaces left!

Drawing and Painting with Mixed Media Collage

Learn the joys of mixed media collage.  In the workshop, I teach the fundamentals of collage, drawing and painting. I will address working with papers, fabrics, found objects, past art work, pencil and charcoal drawing, and acrylic painting.  The materials used will be the choice of each student, but students are encouraged to incorporate some of their own prior art work into new pieces. The objective of the workshop is to explore new mixed media techniques and excavate each student’s authentic voice in their art.

I teach 2 drawing methods using the student's own photos. I teach how to graph a photo for any size free hand drawing and also a tracing method that works well for small pieces and individuals who are intimidated or new to drawing. We learn the fundamentals of collage on the first day and then spend the second day drawing and painting over those collages. I do drawing demonstrations on the first day so that you know what to expect and what kind of photo reference to bring. I work individually with each person trying to get their projects to a place that they love.

I encourage everyone to incorporate mixed media collage into what they already do! I will work with each of you on whatever style project you would like to work on whether it is faces, figures, landscapes, still lives or abstracts. There are no set rules in my workshops. I try to create a fun time that introduces new techniques and a comfortable learning environment to enhance where you already are. All levels are welcomed!

Drawing and Painting on Mixed Media Collage 2 Day Workshop at McRae Art Studios, Orlando, FL 

January 20-21, 2018, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

$195 Click here to register


Demo for The Art Center Sarasota

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 1 pm to 3pm

707 North Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941.365.2032


Drawing and Painting on Mixed Media Collage 3 Day Workshop at The Art Center Sarasota

Monday-Wednesday, February 12-14, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm

707 North Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941.365.2032

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Mingle Magazine Article

The January issue of Mingle Magazine contains my second published article accompanied by my photos and my art work-- and I am so grateful! Thank you Mingle! The article is called the Angel Warriors of Bainbridge Island and it is about my time teaching there last May. They picked up my idea from my blog post about my adventures outside of Seattle. The bitter-sweetness of the article is that I refined and rewrote the blog post turned article, on my phone when my Mom was dying in RI Hospital. Writing it was simultaneously the greatest gift and a heart wrenching experience in the midst of so much sadness. And now here it is in full color. I just wish I could show it to her. 


Winter Shows

Galleries and Current Shows


Small Things Considered
Arts On Douglas Gallery

Exhibition Dates: December 2-30, 2017
Opening Reception on Saturday, December 2, 4-7 pm
New Smyrna Beach, FL

6th Ave Art Studios
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9 am - 4 pm,  Mount Dora Art Stroll
Friday, December 8, 2017, 6 pm - 8 pm,  Mount Dora Art Splash
133 West 6th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Beaux Arts Member Show
The Art League of Daytona Beach

Opening Reception on December 3, 2017, 1–4 pm
December 3- January 3, 2018
433 South Palmetto Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida

Art Center Sarasota Faculty Show
December 14, 2017 – January 19, 2018
Opening December 14 from 5-7 pm
Art Center Sarasota, FL


45th Annual Art Festival Beth-El
January 27, 28 and 29, 2018
400 Pasadena Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL


Opening Photos

Journey Back to Bliss: New Work of Christine Peloquin. Showing thru November at Arts On Douglas Gallery in New Smyrna Beach, FL