Saturday, October 28, 2017
Vernissage Prima Mostra Internazionale del Pastello in italia! The opening of the First International Exhibition of Pastel Painting in Tivoli, Italy! Thank you to Rubén Belloso Adorna for inviting me to participate to this wonderful exhibition! Photos courtesy of Simonetta Costagliola, Giovanni Morgiai, Daniela Rum, Elisabetta Castelllo and Francesca Crescini.
I am feeling overwhelmed and blessed beyond words!! "American Art Awards" has informed me that "Innocent Smile" won 3rd place in category 34 – Realism/Humans and “Still Life with Boots” won the 5th place-tie in category 37 – Realism/Still Life!! Artists in 56 countries were selected by America's 25 Best Galleries & Museums! I thank them sincerely! Congratulations to all the awardees!
Friday, September 22, 2017
Wonderful news to announce!! “Playtime” has been selected to be featured in next year's "Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects book, an annual hardback publication featuring the best in contemporary drawing and technique. Congratulations to everyone who made the cut, I see many familiar names. You can see the list of winners at
I would like to share with you that "Refugee" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the August 2017 BoldBrush Painting competition! Thank you BoldBrush!! Congrats to all winners! You may view all of the winning paintings at the following link.
|Soft Pastel on Pastelmat, 19,5x16"|
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
"My Furry Hoodie", a portrait for a change. I don't consider my self as a portraitist but I had a lot of fun painting this one.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Richeson75 Still Life & Floral is now live! Click on the following link and feast your eyes! I am in the show with my painting "Mary's Harley" also my painting "Roadside Relic" was accepted as meritorious entry and it will be included in the exhibit book. Congratulations to all finalists! I feel wonderful being among such incredible artists.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
I have exciting news to share with you!! My pastel paintings "Nature Love’s Diversity II", 9x12" and “Standing Out”, 8x10” have been selected as finalists for Richeson75 Small Works. Also my pastel painting "Release", 8x10" has been accepted as meritorious entry. Congratulations to all fellow artists that their entries have also been accepted. I see a lot of familiar names!
Richeson75 Small Works 2017, other media gallery.
|Pastel on Richeson Hardboard, 9x12"|
|Pastel on Richeson Pastel Paper, 8x10"|
|Pastel on Richeson Hardboard, 8x10"|
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Sharing some photos from 2nd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition including the photo of my painting "Keys" (on the right) at Mink Gallery in Suzhou, China for the invitational exhibit "A Bridge Between Cultures". Photos courtesy of Isabelle Lim and Stan Sperlak.
Awesome news via email! My painting "Playtime", 12x16" has been accepted into the 29th IAPS Juried Exhibition-The 2016 Web Show!! Thank you to the jurors! Honored and thrilled beyond words! Congratulations to all artists accepted.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Wonderful news via email, my painting "Keys" has been selected by the Chinese jurors to participate in the 2nd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition. What a great honor and an amazing opportunity! Once again congrats to all pastelists that share this great honor with me! The exhibition opens at the Ming Gallery of Art in Suzhou, China on October 22 and will run through November 22. From there the exhibition will continue at various galleries in China until October 2017!
Monday, August 22, 2016
I am excited to announce the opening of the 2016 Art Kudos International Exhibition. I was accepted with my pastel painting "Playtime", 12x16". This year 161 artists representing 23 countries were accepted into the show. Congratulations to all of the artists accepted! Congratulations to the award winners!
|The exhibition can be viewed at: http://www.artkudos.com/2016/page2.html|
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
I would like to share with you that my pastel painting "On Istiklal Street", 12x16" has been selected as finalist for Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape & Architecture 2016!
Friday, April 22, 2016
It is such a thrill to find out that my pastel painting “Three Orchids” has won the 2016 Richeson75 Still Life & Floral People’s Choice Award! This award is a $500 Art Materials Certificate from Jack Richeson & Co! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for my painting ! Thank you Jack Richeson & Co.!
Monday, March 28, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Here is the April issue of the Pastel Journal. I am so honored to have received Fourth Place in the Still Life & Floral category of the 17th Annual Pastel 100! Thank you to Robert Carsten who juried this category (I love his work especially the recycled series). Congratulations to all artists included in the issue. Pick up this issue and enjoy incredible artwork.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
I have great news to share with you!! My pastel painting "Still Life With Boots", 9x12" has been selected as finalist for Richeson75 Small Works. Also my pastel painting "Family Ties", 8x10" has been accepted as meritorious entry. Congratulations to all fellow artists that their entries has also been accepted. I see a lot of familiar names there! The exhibition will be online on February 24.
Monday, November 9, 2015
I am so thrilled and honored to have two of my paintings accepted into the 27th IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) Juried Exhibition - 2015 Web Show! "Still Live with Boots" 9X12" and "Five Bulbs" 8X10". Congratulations to all artists that their work has also been accepted!
|"Still Life with Boots"|
Go to http://www.iapspastel.org/exiaps_previous.php and Click on the title to see the show!
Friday, October 16, 2015
I would like to share with you that my painting "Washed Ashore" has won the fourth place in the Still Life/Floral category of the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition! There were approximately 2.300 entries. Thank you to juror Robert K. Carsten! Congratulations to all winners! I feel honored and thrilled!
Thursday, September 10, 2015
So happy to inform you that my painting "Five Bulbs" has been selected for North Light Books' 2015 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 8: Exploring Texture! Thank you to Rachel Wolf and the editorial staff. Congratulations to all artists selected!
Thursday, August 20, 2015
My painting "Five Bulbs" has been accepted into the Art Kudos 2015 international juried online exhibition. Congrats to all accepted artists and of course to all winners. Feel honored being among amazing artists!
|"Five Bulbs" Pastel 8x10"|
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I have wonderful news, "Keys" is the winner of Richeson75 Still Life & Floral 2015 People's Choice Award! The prize is a gift certificate for $500 worth of Richesonn's art materials!
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Richeson75 Still Life & Florals 2015! Incredible artwork! Congrats to all winners. I feel so honored being among all amazing artists! Enjoy!!!