Featured in the Traditional Artists Show

brick house, Jim Thorpe, 8×8″ (available)

I’m pleased to have more than 20 paintings available as part of the Traditional Artists Show this year. For more information, please visit the show Facebook page.

Traditional Artists Show

The Conservatory
4059 Skyron Dr, Doylestown, PA 18902
October 22, 23, & 24
Opening Reception – Friday, October 22, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

The Traditional Artists Show is an annual fine art event held at The Conservatory in Doylestown, PA. This 3-day annual art show features over 300 original paintings by regional artists. The event also includes a silent auction and raffle. Parking … Read more ...

Light Effects Exhibition

blue (12×12″ (available)

Light Effects | Tracy Everly, Mare McClellan, Christine Lafuente

Morpeth Contemporary
43 West Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525
September 7 – 30, 2021
Open House, Meet the Artists: Sunday, September 26, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Light is a key subject in the work of these three artists. Everly’s paintings are grounded in an intuitive response to observation. Light gives shape and texture to the structures in her landscapes. Inspired by years of painting en plein air, Lafuente captures the play of light across her floral still lifes like late afternoon sun across a landscape. McClellan, a … Read more ...

Online Class in July: Simplified Forms: Methods for Oil Painting

It’s never simple to keep things simple- especially when you are talking about painting complex forms. Translating your ideas into paint and getting them down on canvas simply requires mastery of skills and materials. It also requires focus and good painting habits.

In this weekly class, we will discuss limits and how they offer a way to organize your paintings and thought process. The focus will be on direct painting and specific methods to help you short-circuit the overthinking brain. For more information or to register, please visit the Penn Studio School website. … Read more ...

Layered Moments: Painting the Still Life

I’m happy to share that my first video course, Layered Moments: Painting the Still Life, is available! This was a labor of love and I did my best to share some of the ways in which I work to create a painting. Filmed in my own studio, this offers a glimpse into my process as I work from life to paint two different floral arrangements. When the course launches in June, I’ll be offering comments and feedback in a private Facebook group. I hope some of you will join me.

For more information, please visit the Kara Bullock Art SchoolRead more ...

exhibition news

Secret Place Featured in The Woodmere Annual:
79th Juried Exhibition Seeing the Story

secret place, 10×10″ (NFS)

Stories are a staple of life; they let us see ourselves. They unfold over time, from the briefest moment to the fullness of a lifetime.​

– David Wiesner

Woodmere’s annual juried exhibition, Seeing the Story, highlights contemporary work in a wide variety of media by artists living within fifty miles of the museum. This year’s juror, David Wiesner, has selected works of visual, narrative art.

The exhibition will be on view June 5, 2021 through August 29, 2021. For more information, please … Read more ...

do it anyway

In the midst of the pandemic we are all experiencing together, I notice that I am having a lot of negative thoughts about art making. Thoughts like, “What you’re doing is not important,” or “You’re not saving lives here, ” or perhaps the most negative of all- “No one cares about art at a time like this, so stop sharing.” Does any of this sound familiar? I hope most of you hold more positive thoughts, but if not, know that you are not alone.

So I’ve been waiting. Waiting for these thoughts to turn positive or to go away before … Read more ...

exhibition news

oil painting of pink geranium in antique bottle

I am pleased to share that “Pink geranium,” 8×10″, was given the Award in Memory of Gus, Grace and Ty in the Phillips’ Mill 90th Annual Art Exhibition in New Hope, PA. Open daily 1-5 p.m. Sept. 21 – Oct. 27. I will be the visiting artist at Phillips’ Mill on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1 – 3 p.m.

The Phillips’ Mill juried art exhibition, long-recognized as the most prestigious art show in the Delaware Valley, holds its exhibit each year in the fall. First held in 1929, the show attracts the best work of hundreds of artists living within a … Read more ...