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Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival

Chastain park fall arts festival

I’ll be at the Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival the first weekend of November. I’m excited to be a part of one of the top 100 ranked events by Sunshine Artist. This is a family friendly event at Chastain Park in Atlanta, Georgia. There will be many different styles and types of art to explore as well as music, food vendors, and access to a play area.

Scroll down below for a preview of some of the art I will have on display. I plan to showcase several popular painting series including “Wild Sunflowers”, “Dreaming Dogs”, “Discovered Country” (Western Landscapes), “Wild Spirits” (Horses), “In Fine Spirits” (wine), and “North Georgia Landscapes”.

The event starts on Saturday, November 5th at 10am and goes through Sunday afternoon. I plan to have paintings for sale, selected reproductions (prints), samples of puzzles, throws and mugs from my online shop and a browse bin of matted original art on paper. Event days and times: Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  – Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

You can follow the event on social media:

Event Website:
Instagram: @affps_festivals

 #chastainparkartsfestival #affps #affpsfestivals

The event organizers will be sharing previews of artists on their Facebook and event site. I hope to see you there!

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365 Days of Dogs

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I’m launching a new project where I post a drawing or painting with a dog as the subject on Instagram for 365 days. Why? One reason is it’s a way for me to practice my skills as an artist. Another reason is I want to build a daily habit and find that posting the results on social media help me with accountability. Third, it’s fun! There is something very satisfying about sharing what I create with others.

Every day I will post a sketch or painting of a dog. The goal is to experiment with different media and practice my skills as an artist while documenting the journey.

I’ve added my first subject, a sketch of my dog Molly here in this post and on Instagram. If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch!


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High Energy Jack

Jack is a high energy terrier. This is a watercolor portrait of him.

Jack is a Jack Russell terrier rescue. He was found wandering the road in a rural part of Florida. He is now happy in his forever home, where he amazes his family with his antics. He loves to jump onto counters and spring from couch to couch. He thinks he is a very big dog. He loves to snuggle and is a great companion.

I created his portrait on watercolor paper using watercolor and Pearl Mica powder.



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Blue Molly

Original portrait of Molly the dog in watercolor and blue chalk pastel

Blue Molly is a portrait of my rescue dog Molly. We aren’t sure exactly what breed she is, but it looks like she may be part Carolina Water Dog. She has a “soft mouth” meaning she prefers to play with things that are not hard like rope toys. Most retrievers share this trait. She is a fun loving and energetic dog who is also very affectionate. She loves to snuggle and play.

Blue Molly was created on #140 watercolor paper using pencil, charcoal, watercolor and chalk pastel.  My goal was to capture Molly’s beauty and enthusiasm for life. She has that “sad eye” look a lot of times with her big eyes and woeful expression, even when she is perfectly content.