New session begins next week :O)

The last 6 week session before summer break begins next week.  We will be having Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday classes. Graphite and color pencil will be on Wednesday and watercolor on Thursdays…with a bit of everything on Saturday :O)  Cost and all details are listed in “Classes”.  Please email me and let me know which day you will be attending.

I will be offering a few workshops in June and will be listing them soon.

Looking forward to seeing you all 🙂


Recent painting of Andrew’s shop

Local Art Show :O)

I will have two botanical pieces in the North Salem Library Show with many other local artists. Come and see the show if your in the neighborhood 🙂 All sorts of art and photography will be on display…  Please notice that this is a quick fundraiser for the library so it will only be on display for one week…if you want to see it, you have to be quick 😉

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Phew!!!! ❄️☃️❄️

We survived and we are so happy to have kept power!  Andrew and I are both aching from loads of shoveling….Andrew shoveled for hours…he headed for work this morning with the help of Advil!

We will have class as usual on Thursday but no class today…..with all the snow and the drifting from high winds it will take Lasdon some time to clear a way into the park 🙂

See you Thursday!


Andrew and the snow face off 🙂

SNOW!!!!!!! ❄️☃️❄️

Looks like we are getting hit by a great big snow storm tomorrow (Tuesday).  Such a large storm may cause problems for our Wednesday class 😦  We won’t know how much snow clearing is needed to get into Lasdon until the snow ends.  Please keep an eye on your emails for updates.  If it stops early enough for the plows to get the roads and parking cleared by noon on Wednesday we can have class but right now they are saying the snow may continue into Wednesday morning.

If I do have to cancel our Wednesday class the Thursday will most likely be able to move forward and we can all attend on that day.  If anyone on the Wednesday cannot make the Thursday class I will credit you for the class missed or allow you to join in another class at any time…we can work this out when the time comes 🙂

I hope the nor easter is not too hard on us….stay safe and warm tomorrow and have your generators ready to go!  Use the day to catch up on reading, painting, drawing and all those movies you haven’t had time to watch on tv 😉


Winter walk with Ben last winter in North Salem

New Session :O)

Next week we begin a new 6 week session.  We will also go back to classes on Wednesdays Thursdays and Saturdays.

Please contact me via email to let me know which class day you plan on attending so I can have a proper headcount 🙂

Looking forward to seeing you all 🙂

Giclee Prints….why?

So your thinking about showing your art in a show.  One of the hardest things for me as an artist is letting go of my art and never seeing it again….for this reason I did not show for many years.  It is hard to let go of drawings and paintings after investing so much heart and soul into the work.  One way to help the separation anxiety is to have lovely scans done of you work before you sell them.  With a giclee image you can sell prints of your work or give them as gifts, make cards or whatever you want to do with your image.  If I am entering a painting into a show or selling my work online I have a giclee image of the painting so I can continue to enjoy the image and use it as I like.

When you sell a work as an artist you still retain the copyright of that image. The only way anyone can use your image for reproduction is to buy the copyright from you or get permission to use it in a limited way. I have never sold the copyright of any of my images.  By retaining copyright you have the right to use your image as you like and you are protecting you image from every being used by an outside party.

Below are two printers that do beautiful giclee images 🙂

Marc Sarazen has a giclee studio in Ossining, NY. A few of my students use his studio and are very happy with his work.

I use a printer farther north just above Cold Spring, NY.  I started a relationship with them many years ago, they do beautiful work 🙂