Creative Nonfiction Magazine

The winter edition (volume 69) of Creative Nonfiction titled “Intoxication” features my artwork!

Buy a copy here and support creative writers. Each edition of Creative Nonfiction is filled with incredible stories told by the most talented nonfiction writers. Prepare to be inspired. Learn more about Creative Nonfiction at

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Creative Nonfiction

In Creative Nonfiction #69: “Intoxication,” writers explore the heady thrills—and, sometimes, dangers—of mother-daughter day-drinking; the Nashville music scene of 1983; finding a new romance in midlife; and surrendering to the Holy Spirit.

Small Mall by CDCP

You can find my original paintings & art prints, along with several other local artists & makers, at the new Small Mall in Lawrenceville. Started by cultural producer & art consultant Casey Droege, this innovative new business is changing the Pittsburgh art scene. Learn more here.

Small Mall is located at 5300 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201


Rio, age 11

Send me your photos and I'll create a custom painting or drawing of your loving friend.  Contact me for a price quote.

Upcoming Pittsburgh Shows

I'm busy creating lots of new work for my TWO upcoming solo shows in Pittsburgh this winter!! 

I'll be the featured artist at Spirit in Lawrenceville for the month of December.  The opening event is Friday, December 1st and is part of the CD release party for local band Donora.  

I'll also be the featured artist at The Backstage Bar in Theater Square for Nov-Dec - more details to follow!

You can also find my art at The Wexford Pub at Whole Foods this Nov-Jan.

Brew House Alumni Show

Come see my work, along with 11 other Pittsburgh artists!  This group show features artists who are all alumni of the Brew House Distillery Program, a local artist residency.

Opening Reception:  Friday, July 14th from 5:30-8:30pm

Located at the Brew House Gallery
711 21st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Three Rivers Arts Festival 6/10-6/11

Come check out my newest paintings at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Arts Festival this June!  I'll be in Booth 107 along Penn Ave Extension on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th.  (It's the last two days of the festival.)  Don't miss out on all of the free music and incredible artists on display at the Point and Gateway Center, downtown.  If you can't make it, I have a few more Pittsburgh shows lined up this summer.  

2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival

It's that time of year again --  I'll be back at the Three Rivers Arts Festival this summer! 

You can find me at Booth #240 near the main stage in Point State Park from June 3rd to June 9th.  

Come enjoy free live concerts every night and hundreds of artists and vendors as we celebrate the arts in Pittsburgh!

Off the Hook artwork

I just installed my artwork at the award-winning seafood restaurant Off the Hook in Warrendale, PA.  I created five custom-designed charcoal drawings of fish fossils for the oyster bar, and also a large mixed media piece for the dining room.  I'm incredibly happy with how they turned out!  The owner, Lisa Hawley, has a very sleek & simple aesthetic - very industrial chic - so I designed the artwork around her tastes, keeping the work minimal and refined.  I used the same base color as the walls so the fish become a part of their environment.  Great success!

Pittsburgh Night Market - Friday, March 18th

Celebrating Pittsburgh's Bicentennial birthday!!!  I'll be setting up my booth and selling my wares at this awesome Night Market - along with tons of other local artists, crafters, entrepreneurs, local food booths and other independent vendors.  Come down and say hello!  Part of the Gallery Crawl brought to you by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Where -  623 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh
When -  5:30-10:00pm

                  Link to the Facebook Event Page

SWAN Day 2016 - Saturday, March 5th

I'm thrilled to once again be a part of Pittsburgh's 2016 SWAN Day event - Support Women Artists Now - celebrating the talents of women in the arts across the world.  Brought to you since 2009 by the marvelous Tressa Glover and her local theater troupe No Name Players - this year's SWAN Day event will showcase the creative powers of several local Pittsburgh women in theater, dance, poetry, music, film, fashion, and fine art.  Come, and expect to be dazzled and entertained by the brilliance of Pittsburgh's finest women in the arts!

Saturday, March 5th 2016 . . .
  . . . at the Twentieth Century Club on Bigelow Blvd, Oakland.  Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

Buy Tickets HERE !!!!

Learn more about SWAN Day and Women in the Arts HERE

"Verse Envisioned"

I'm part of an exciting collaborative group show of Pittsburgh writers and artists held at the Panza Gallery in Millville, PA.  Each artist was paired with a poem and used this as inspiration to create an original artwork.  My painting, featured on the postcard below, was inspired by Jan Hardy's poem, Anesthetic.  Curated by Rachel Klipa.
The opening reception on is Saturday, January 16th from 6-9pm.  The show runs till February 27th, 2016.

Press info from Pittsburgh Post Gazette - includes a video interview of me at the bottom of the article!  1/7/16

Article about the show - written by Mary Thomas of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette 1/13/16

Buy the book HERE - book includes 45 poems and 25 works of art

Neptune Arts Festival

Thanks to all of the awesome people I met last weekend at the Neptune Festival in VA Beach!

I'll be posting all of my newest works for sale in My Shop this week, so check back soon for more art!

WaterFire - Jazz - Sharon, PA

Tomorrow is the WaterFire Festival in Sharon, PA!

It will be an awesome day filled with art, music (4 stages), nature, food, and all kinds of activities. I'm really excited to be a part of this unique cultural event.  Come early and stay late - the festival is from noon to midnight.  The lighting ceremony begins at dusk.

Click here for more info on WaterFire.