Art Fair

The Art Spectacular will be held September 10-11, 2022 in Washington Park. It features many talented creatives in all areas-  I hope you'll stop by to visit and see my new work in Oils!

Art Spectacular at the Carillon

Art Fair

The 2022 Old Capitol Art Fair in Springfield IL was a great show!  It was wonderful to be back in Springfield visiting with old Art friends and new! My work was all Oils- in 2018, I was honored to be awarded First Place in Oils.

Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Site

Art Fair

The second Peoria Heights Fine Art Fair was well-attended May 14th! The organization and setup was terrific- a bit of rain in the morning, and lots of great visitors throughout the day supporting the artists with visits and sales.

Peoria Heights Art Fair Information


Portrait Sessions in Fall 2022 TBA:  Work from Life with personal guidance including a Focus Area for the Day. 8:30am-2:30pm at the Mill Studio. Early registration will bring a discounted cost of $60 (Week/Day-Of is $75).

Set Proportion quickly and accurately, manage Value and Color, empower your Creativity for all your Painting!



The Two-Day Portrait Workshop in October 2018 at the Studio was great!  I shared many fast and effective Methods to improve Portrait work, and explained strong Concepts can change how painters develop Form, Value, and Color.

More information on the Portrait Workshop-


Second Fridays of each Month at Exhibit A- Peoria IL. The Second Fridays have begun, June being the first! Stop in to see New Work in Oils and see other local artists in Peoria Heights- great ideas for the home and gifts!

Exhibit A Events


Gold Award- Pastel Society of Oregon Show- I was honored to receive the Gold Award at the Pastel Society of Oregon's Biennial Show at Gallery Northwest in Roseburg Oregon! A great show with entries from all over the country judged by Mike Beeman, a true Master of Pastel.


September 2018 Art Spectacular at the Carillon Park in Springfield, IL. This year I received Second Place Fine Art in Oils- in 2017, I was awarded First Place in Fine Art showing Pastel. I am grateful and enjoyed visiting with old friends and new in the Booth!

Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Park Map


In August 2018 was a Two Day Landscape Workshop in Peoria IL, in the Studio and Plein-Air. This Workshop included how to bring the experience of Plein-Air painting on Day 1 into Studio development and finished paintings.

More information on the Workshop-


I was honored to receive First Place in Oils at the 2018 Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair in my first year entering with Oils! It is a terrific Art Fair and great weekend in May. My Lincoln Portrait (Civic Commission Award Winner) can be see on public display nearby (Illinois National Bank lobby- corner of 4th and Capitol).

Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Map