Solo Show: Antique Microscopes

From October 7 to January 4, 2024, I’m showing eight watercolor paintings on the plastic surface Yupo at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. I chose to paint these microscopes for their unusual shapes and expressive qualities. Until microscope makers discovered the best way to illuminate slides, they experimented with many fanciful tube […]

Fall 2023 Workshops

The fabulous Nature Printing Society workshop comes up starting October 2. I’m the prez this year, and I’ll be teaching the casting of botanical tiles in concrete and plaster. Join us for a week-long immersion in gyotaku, nature printing, ecodyeing…here’s the link: Join me online with the Smithsonian for four classes: The Sketchbook Habit: […]

Summer 2023 : Take a class!

Join me online with the Smithsonian for two classes: White-line Woodcuts on June 24 and The Sketchbook Habit: The Art of Everyday Life, a three-part watercolor workshop, beginning July 9. I’ll be at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland on July 22, teaching folks how to create Bas Relief Botanical tiles using plant material sourced directly […]

Workshops Fall 2022


Learn the art of casting foliage and flowers in plaster! Join me for Bas Relief Botanical Tiles with the Nature Printing Society on Sept. 24. We’ll be meeting over Zoom, price for 2.5 hours for non-members is $80 which includes a year’s membership and a free copy of the NPS awesome printing guide, “The Art […]

2022 Art Workshop Schedule

Here’s my upcoming teaching schedule with links and information. Sign-ups for my spring workshops at the Smithsonian, and summer workshops in Yosemite Valley are open. You can find the links on the right sidebar. Please contact me if you want to be on a mailing list for new workshop announcements and updates.  I usually teach 2 times […]

Audubon Naturalist Society Zoom talk


    Head outside to find your nature muse!    On Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm I will show how the natural world, its colors, shapes, and scale influences all of my artwork. Become a close observer of nature by examining and printing leaves and fish and learn to meditate outdoors with family and […]

Best Watercolor Paints (2020): Brands, Brushes, Travel & MORE!


This is a complete guide to watercolor painting supplies for beginners and pros alike. Here is an overview of what you’ll learn in this new guide: ·       Best watercolor paint for beginners and advanced painters  ·       Watercolor paint brands ·       Choosing paint brushes for watercolor ·   […]

Kids and meditating: 7 tips

Kids in school, kids out of school, where to have school…when the world is full of uncertainty, meditation can calm everyone, even children. I know you’re thinking, “My kids are too lively to sit quietly for anything!” My experience as a teaching artist has taught me a few tricks for settling them down and getting […]

White Line Woodcuts

White line labels

…also called Provincetown prints, white line woodcuts are printed with watercolor and gouache on paper. I print or draw the image on paper, transfer it to the wood, and then carve the image , registering the paper with thumbtacks along one side. The printing process creates monoprints because every print is an original: each carved […]

Leaf + Fish Prints


Done from nature in water or oil-based ink by hand on paper or clay. 16 Butterfish, 14 x 14 inches, monoprint, 1 of 1 Japanese Maple and French Curve, 12 x 14 inches, monoprint, 2012 Japanese Maple, 12 x 14 inches, monotype ghost, 2 of 2 Sassafras, Gum, Oak Leaf Hydrangea, 14 x 16 inches, […]