Art Classes

NOW OFFERING LIVE AND ONLINE CLASSES! Below is a complete list of my Spring 2022 offerings. These are in person, virtual and hybrid classes which are recorded live and then saved, allowing students to re-watch at their convenience. To sign up, please contact me via riverafinearts@gmail.com and I will provide further details. Does your busy […]

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Pastel Portraits

If color and spontaneity are qualities that you would like to incorporate into a portrait then a pastel is a great option. Many of the works on this page are vignettes – certain parts are left unresolved and fade into the paper. This type of portrayal is particularly pleasing in representing children, where each expression […]

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Portrait Drawings

My portrait drawings are done with a variety of mediums including charcoal, pencil and black, white and occasionally red chalk on toned paper. The result of each medium produces life-like expressions of my subjects without the complication of color. These tonal renderings can range from a loose sketch which aims to capture my sitter’s character […]

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Pet Portraits

We love our pets. They are members of our family. They are our best friends. Our love for them is unconditional, and they return that love to us tenfold. What better way can we appreciate our beloved companions than to have their spirit portrayed in an original drawing or painting?  If you’d like me to […]

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Oil Still Life’s

The paintings on this page are a combination of commissions and personal visions/ideas. Creating a facsimile of intricate textures and surfaces has always been of particular interest to me, especially when rendering small objects. I enjoy the intimacy of objects which are no larger than something which could fit into someone’s palm. Each still life […]

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Still Life: Mixed Mediums on Paper

Imagery has the power to remind us of past events or moments in our lives that have become buried in our subconscious mind. I enjoy the process of reawakening these memories by creating highly vivid replications of small objects which hold a thread to our childhood. My latest series of works on paper explores foods, […]

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The Commission Process

I strive for the absolute highest level of customer satisfaction with each and every commission that I accept. In order to ensure this level of satisfaction, I keep my clients very involved in my process. This means that we collaborate to determine the style, composition, lighting and colors that will best suit the subject. Only […]

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Portrait Prices

I’d love to bring your idea to life in a compelling and exquisitely-crafted work of art on canvas or paper. The first step in this process is deciding upon a moment or experience that you’d like for me to capture. I will then select from a variety of photos (these could be photos you all […]

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