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The Grotto Gardens

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26th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibit

For the third year in a row, one of my pieces has been juried into the CPSA Annual International Exhibit. This year’s exhibit is in Chicago, IL at the Bridgeport Art Center, Third Floor Gallery, 1200 W. 35th St., from July 12 – August 19. At this years annual conference I will be awarded Signature… read more

New Work and Work in Progress

It is always rewarding to complete a new piece of art. “Your Other Left” based on a visit to Venice, FL fishing pier last year was recently published in ‘Colored Pencil Treasures’. It will be in the upcoming North Tampa Art League exhibit at the Carrolwood Cultural Center in February. I was fascinated by how… read more

A Paintings Story

Welcome!    Blogging is a new venture for me and an opportunity to share what I find so fascinating in the world of art. My weekly posts will tell about my art, art of fellow artists and some thoughts on the art world in general. Sometimes I will share a newly completed painting or a… read more

The Story Behind the Grotto Painting

As a Montgomery County Master Gardener and a Certified Botanical Artist, Diane saw an opportunity to volunteer her skills and passions to honor the sacrifices of our Civil War Heroes, past war veterans and the current selfless protectors of our freedom.  All proceeds from the sale of prints, posters and note cards of “The Grotto”… read more