a drive by


from the sketchbook


around the studio


Fairview Artist Residency • Summer 2022


Raptor Quick Draw • Manifest Drawing Center



December 2022

This blog started out 13 years ago, on my birthday! 

The last couple of years have seen many birthday celebrations, weddings and graduations. 

Along with pandemics, riots and political turmoil. 

Many things have stayed consistent and true - for that I am very grateful. 

Many things have changed, and for that I am very grateful. 

I'm not sure where this blog will go this coming year, but I would like to arrive here more often. 

Proud Mom...

Drew's photography won three gold and two silver medals at the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards!

@drewhartphotography • Instagram photos and videos

Staying warm!

The bike rides have continued through the winter! Even when it is below freezing!

Manifest: Abstraction from Observation and Sunday Cast Drawing

Every Sunday afternoon Manifest opens its doors for drawing from the vast collection of casts.
It has been a great way to refine working from the figure... without the live model.

Abstraction from Observation has been something I have been working on this winter.
Enjoyed revisiting the works of Annie and Josef Albers.

Working in pastels... experimenting with different color combinations.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening Manifest Drawing Center has an open studio session with a live model.