Gallery of Pastel Paintings

I have created art in graphite, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylics, and oils. Recently I have focused on the beautiful, lasting medium of pastels. I blend many layers of pastel to achieve a realistic look. 


Three little boys in the bath with very different expressions!


A moment of focused intensity from a little child as he "reads" a picture book.

Three Brothers

In this formal portrait commission, I changed a number of things from the photo reference to achieve a balanced, harmonious portrait, including removing glasses from one of the subjects and changing the colors of all their shirts. The client was thrilled with the result.


This exuberant child is expressing herself in a way we can all identify with.

Brotherly Love

The warm affection between these two brothers captivated me. 

Blue Dress

This little lady was happy to pose for her portrait. Her sweet expression contrasts with the gray scene outside the window.


Who doesn't love a great bubble bath?

Man's Best Friend

A commissioned painting of a young man and his best buddy.


Some of my favorite portraits are those that make you wonder what the subject was thinking.

Make a Wish

Do you remember doing this? First painting in my "Childhood Summer" series.

Summer Reading

Kids, books, and the outdoors. A great summer combination, especially with a colorful quilt as a background.

Strawberry Fields 

beautiful young girl

Pet Portraits & More

I don't paint only people! Take a look at a few of my pastel paintings of dogs, cats, wildlife, and still life.

dog wearing a bandana
pretty tabby cat
chocolate labrador dog in water
bluebird sitting on a branch
female cardinal in the snow
big brown bear realistically painted
cute chipmunk sitting in a sunflower
Deer gazing out through snow at night
Fruit bowl of  apples and one pear
two german shepherd dogs
small black dog gazing out a window
lionness walking with her cubs