Day in The City, Part 2: The Rest of the Museum

I love museums. I love how quiet they are. I love that everything is hung perfectly straight, and well-lit. I  love that you can sit in front of a painting for a long time without explaining yourself. I love that you and your sketch pad can  be endlessly inspired by old and new favorites. While […]


One of the most frequent questions clients ask me is “What kind of photos should I send you?” My answer is always the same. Send your favorites. I mean, there’s a reason you like that photo, right? Maybe it is the expression, or the location, or memory of a special day when the photo was […]

The Name Game

One day in 2000 (according to, though I could’ve sworn it was earlier) I was watching an episode of Law & Order: SVU with guest star Tracy Pollan (who I’ve been told on more than one occasion is my celebrity doppelganger.) Tracy was playing a crime victim named Harper Anderson and I don’t know […]

Yankee Dapple Dandy

I’ve done it! I’ve finished the painting I will enter in the Washington International Horse Show poster contest. I’m kind of excited about it. Yankee Dapple Dandy Thanks to everyone who voted for the two photos when I couldn’t decide. I have to admit that even though Photo #2 received 73% of the vote (it […]

Heavy Equipment

A client asked me to paint a piece of mining equipment that her father invented. It’s a gift for her dad and when she asked me to do it I played right along like I knew what a dragline even was. It seems like something that only people in the industry would know about but […]