Monday, March 23, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Realism Today Ambassador of the Week

I was just notified that I am “Ambassador of the Week” for the magazine “Realism Today”. This is a new magazine from the publishers of a long list of prestigious publications such as “The Fine Art Connoisseur”. “Realism Today” is a great read promoting the resurgence of realism in the art world.  Many thanks to Cherie Dawn Haas and team for the honor! Follow the link to see the article.

Monday, March 9, 2020

4rth Pastel d'Opale International Biennial Exhibition

I feel proud and honored for my 4rth prize award, Pastels Blockx, in the 4rth International Pastel d’Opale in Saint Leonard, France with my “Love Boat”. There were more of 200 pastels of 80 pastelists from 13 countries. Thank you so much to the jury and congratulations to the award winning artists and participants. Thank you to Francoise and Jean-Pierre Guillaume and to all the Pastel d’Opale team for setting up and organizing the salon. Check out all paintings and winners at:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

PSWC Members Only Online Show 2020

The PSWC Members Only Online Show 2020 is up! Congratulations to the winners and to all artists accepted to this wonderful show! Many thanks to Dug Waggoner for organizing this and to juror Clark Mitchell! So happy to be a part of it with my “Joyful Memories of Childhood”. Check out all entries and the winners at: PSWC Members Only Online Show 2020

Joyful Memories of Childhood, pastel, 14x11"

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Richeson75 Small Works 2020

I am pleased to share with you that my pastel “Seaworn”, 7,5x10” has been accepted as finalist in the Richeson75 Small Works 2020 in Kimberly, Wisconsin and my pastel “I‘ve been around the world” has been recognized as having artistic merit and will be included in the exhibit book as Meritorious Entry. Feast your eyes at: Richeson75 Small Works 2020


I've been Around the World

Monday, February 10, 2020

2nd International Guild of Realism Winter Salon Juried Online Exhibition.

Joyful Memories of Childhood, 17x12", pastel on pastelmat

So happy and honored to announce that my pastel painting “Joyful Memories of Childhood” has been juried into the International Guild of Realism’s Winter Salon International Online Exhibition. Thank you to the jury and congratulations to all other finalists!! I see many familiar names. There are artists from 20 countries including Canada, Norway, USA, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Philippines, Mexico, Greece, Australia, France, Thailand, UK, Spain, Hong Kong and India and a huge diversity of media including Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Soft Pastel, Colored Pencil, Graphite, Pastel, Ink, Tempera, Scratchboard and Gouache. The exhibition will run from March 20th to May 20th, 2020 on the IGOR website. It will be also listed on two additional major art websites including the brand new state of the art website of American Art Magazine and the new fine art retailer, QC Fine Arts. Winter Salon IGOR Awards will be announced by March 15th 2020.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Art Renewal Center Salon Catalogue

So thrilled and honored to see my pastel “Back in Time” featured alongside so many incredible artworks in the ARC Salon Catalogue! Congratulations to all the other artists who are featured in this amazing publication.

PoetsArtists #108 "Variety Issue"

I am pleased that I have two of my paintings in the “Variety Issue” of PoetsArtists, Issue 108. It’s an amazing issue with a gorgeous collection of art and poetry. Thank you to Veronica Winters​, Jacques Bodin​ and Didi Menendez for the inclusion. I feel honored to have work alongside such masterful artists. Congrats to all artist included. It is available to purchase in digital and printed form here:

Friday, November 1, 2019

International Association of Pastel Societies - 35th Juried Exhibition 2019 Webshow

I’m honored to have my painting “Would You Play with Me” included into the 35th International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Webshow! Thank you to the jurors and conratulations to all winners! To view the show go to:

"Would You Play With Me", soft pastel, 11x13"

Sunday, October 20, 2019

21st Annual Pastel 100 Competition

I am excited to share with you that I have won an Honorable Mention in the Still Life category of the 21st Annual Pastel 100 with my pastel “Back in Time”!! Many thanks to the judge Kathy Hildebrandt! Of the 1500 paintings submitted, only 100 were chosen! Congratulations to all winners! The exhibit will be published in the April 2020 issue of Pastel Journal Magazine. Follow the link to see all winners.

Friday, September 27, 2019

14th International Guild of Realism's Annual International Juried Exhibition

Honored to see my "Back in Time" to the opening of 14th International Guild of Realism's Annual show held at the prestigious Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. Great to be among such amazing artists! Photos of the opening reception courtesy of Ken Scaglia and Dianna Wallace Soisson.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pure Color 2019

Thrilled and honored!! My pastels “Precious Memories” and “Would You Play with Me” were accepted into the Pastel Society of North Carolina “Pure Color”. Of the 853 paintings submitted, 150 were chosen by Deborah LaFogg to be in the show. Also I am so pleased that “Would You Play with Me” won 3rd place!!! Such wonderful surprise! Thank you Deb LaFog thank you PSNC!! Congratulations to all accepted pastelists and to all winners!! Click the link below to see the show:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

IGOR's 14th International Annual Exhibition

So excited and honored that “Back in Time” was chosen to participate to IGOR’s 14th International Annual Exhibition hosted by beautiful Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia!! The show runs from September 17th to October 15th 2019. From over 450 paintings and drawings, 92 were chosen by 89 IGOR members. Thank you to the jury and congratulations to all accepted artists! I see many familiar names!

Friday, June 28, 2019


Just off my easel, pastel on Pastelmat, 7,5x10"

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Δelta Art Gallery

Hyperrealism Magazine

I am delighted to be included in issue #7 of Hyperrealism Magazine! I am honored to be featured among such incredible artists in a five page spread on my work. THANK YOU Hypermag Team!!
Click to buy the print version of Hyperrealism Magazine #7

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Art Habens Biennial Edition

 The new special issue of ART Habens is finally out and I am excited to announce that I am featured in it with a 28 page spread!!

Art Habens is an art publication based in UK, aiming at breaking into contemporary art scene.
I quote their comments on my work: “We have highly appreciated the way your insightful exploration of the evocative expressive power of the details that you capture in your artworks, bring the notion of realistic painting to a new level of significance, engaging the viewers into such a multilayered visual experience."

Huge thanks to curators Melissa C. Hilborn and Dario Rutigliano for the in-depth interview!

 Check it out here:

Saturday, May 18, 2019

14th Annual ARC Salon 2018-19

I am super excited to announce that my pastel “Back in Time” is finalist in the 14th Annual ARC Salon, the most prestigious competition for Contemporary Realism in the world! They received over 4300 entries from 73 countries! I am humbled and incredible honored to be shown with such amazing artists. Thank you to the selection jury and congratulations to all finalists!!
See the list of finalists here:

Friday, May 17, 2019

PSWC 33rd Annual Pastels USA International Exhibition at Haggin Museum

I am honored to share with you that my pastel “Would You Play with Me”, 11x13” is currently in the PSWC’s 33rd Annual Exhibition at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California. This prestigious show of talented and skilled pastelists will run May 16 to July 14, 2019. Congratulations to the award winners and to all accepted artists!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Abend's Gallery "In Bloom" Exhibition

I am super excited to share with you that I have my pastel “Just the Two of Us”, 12x18” included in Abend Gallery’s “In Bloom” Online Floral Exhibition! To purchase contact info@abendgallery.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

PSWC 33rd Annual International Exhibition of Pastels USA

Thrilled and honored that one of my paintings has been selected for the 33rd Annual Pastels USA International Exhibition to be held at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA. This is PSWC’s most prestigious show and runs May 16-July 14, 2019. Thank you so much to the jurors of selection and congratulations to all accepted artists!

Grandmasters of Fine Arts Exhibition 2019

I am thrilled and honored to be part of the online exhibition of Grandmasters of Fine Art "Shared Visions" with my pastel “Back in Time”, 8x11”. Feast your eyes on these incredible artworks from artists around the world! Congratulations to all participants!

Richeson75 Small Works 2019

I am pleased and honored to announce that my Pastel “Precious Memories” won Honorable Mention in Richeson75 Small Works 2019 Exhibition/Competition in Other Media category! Thank you to the Richeson School of Art & Gallery and to juror Jeff Hargreaves! Congratulations to all winners and finalists!

Richeson75 Still Life & Floral 2019

I would like to share with you that “Would you play with me” and “Back in Time” have been selected as finalists in the 2019 Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Competition. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

2019 PSWC Online Membership Show

Awesome news!! My painting “Treasures from the Past”, 8x11" was juried into PSWC Online Membership Show 2019 in the General Member Category. Thank you to the jury and congratulations to winners and accepted artists.

See the show here:

Thursday, February 14, 2019