invitation to show

Drawing Vector Art from Life, Stage 62 Invitation Artwork

Above is the invitation to the Stage 62 50th Anniversary Benefit and their performance of Merrily We Roll Along in concert. Usually the program I design for a show is derived from the art we used for the invitation or

invitation to show

Drawing Vector Art from Life, Stage 62 Invitation Artwork

Above is the invitation to the Stage 62 50th Anniversary Benefit and their performance of Merrily We Roll Along in concert. Usually the program I design for a show is derived from the art we used for the invitation or

cover for stage 62 program

Stage 62 50th Anniversary Program

Any community theater organization that can continuously produce quality theater for 50 YEARS and actually increase the number of shows they do AND win awards deserves to celebrate their accomplishments. I love the newsletters and advertisements and post cards I

cover for stage 62 program

Stage 62 50th Anniversary Program

Any community theater organization that can continuously produce quality theater for 50 YEARS and actually increase the number of shows they do AND win awards deserves to celebrate their accomplishments. I love the newsletters and advertisements and post cards I

Sold an original, and offering prints

I first saw the ocean at the age of 30 when I visited Assateague Island, Virginia and felt as if I’d come home to an old friend; I also enjoyed meeting the wild ponies after having read all the books

Sold an original, and offering prints

I first saw the ocean at the age of 30 when I visited Assateague Island, Virginia and felt as if I’d come home to an old friend; I also enjoyed meeting the wild ponies after having read all the books

special olympics allegheny county summer games 2012

Special Olympics Summer Games Logos

The logo I design sets the colors for the event, so I always have fun choosing a bright combination that makes me happy to look at it. This JPG doesn’t show the shade of orange well at all—for those of

special olympics allegheny county summer games 2012

Special Olympics Summer Games Logos

The logo I design sets the colors for the event, so I always have fun choosing a bright combination that makes me happy to look at it. This JPG doesn’t show the shade of orange well at all—for those of

front page of Allegheny Land Trust Vistas newsletter

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas Newsletter Spring 2012

We just finished another 8-page newsletter for Allegheny Land Trust. I occasionally write an article for this newsletter, and I edit and proofread the copy provided by the staff. In addition, I provide photos and illustrations where needed. The biggest

front page of Allegheny Land Trust Vistas newsletter

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas Newsletter Spring 2012

We just finished another 8-page newsletter for Allegheny Land Trust. I occasionally write an article for this newsletter, and I edit and proofread the copy provided by the staff. In addition, I provide photos and illustrations where needed. The biggest

illustration of rain garden

Illustration for Rain Garden Interpretive Sign

This illustration is 20″H x 30″W and is done in a combination of watercolor pencil and traditional watercolor on cold-press illustration board. I am familiar with most of the plants included in the garden, and after researching the plant list

illustration of rain garden

Illustration for Rain Garden Interpretive Sign

This illustration is 20″H x 30″W and is done in a combination of watercolor pencil and traditional watercolor on cold-press illustration board. I am familiar with most of the plants included in the garden, and after researching the plant list

front page of andrew carnegie free library & music hall newsletter

The Living History Event and More: ACFL&MH News

We’ve just published another newsletter, just in time for the Civil War Sesquicentennial Living History Event on April 28. Usually my designs for this customer are saturated with color and detail to best describe the events and historical nature of

front page of andrew carnegie free library & music hall newsletter

The Living History Event and More: ACFL&MH News

We’ve just published another newsletter, just in time for the Civil War Sesquicentennial Living History Event on April 28. Usually my designs for this customer are saturated with color and detail to best describe the events and historical nature of

land trust organization boat tour post card

2012 Boat Tour Post Card for Allegheny Land Trust

For 2012 we decided to go with a sort of a Caribbean theme and color scheme, using a shade of orange suggested by one of the board members. Add purple and green and a few decorative fonts, and we’re ready

land trust organization boat tour post card

2012 Boat Tour Post Card for Allegheny Land Trust

For 2012 we decided to go with a sort of a Caribbean theme and color scheme, using a shade of orange suggested by one of the board members. Add purple and green and a few decorative fonts, and we’re ready

photos of boat tour of allegheny river in pittsburgh

Boat Tour Post Card for Allegheny Land Trust

This land conservation organization offers a boat tour to those interested in seeing a unique view of Pittsburgh from each of the city’s three rivers, then a tour up the Allegheny to see Sycamore Island, which they’ve purchased and conserved

photos of boat tour of allegheny river in pittsburgh

Boat Tour Post Card for Allegheny Land Trust

This land conservation organization offers a boat tour to those interested in seeing a unique view of Pittsburgh from each of the city’s three rivers, then a tour up the Allegheny to see Sycamore Island, which they’ve purchased and conserved

luncheon ticket layout

Ladies’ Luncheon Menu and Tickets for 2012

Every year I choose a different flower for this project, something from my own flower garden from the previous year since I usually design the ticket in January or February, the menu a little later. This year, however, I decided

luncheon ticket layout

Ladies’ Luncheon Menu and Tickets for 2012

Every year I choose a different flower for this project, something from my own flower garden from the previous year since I usually design the ticket in January or February, the menu a little later. This year, however, I decided

post card invitation to civil war reenactment event

2012 ACFL&MH Living History Weekend Post Card

2012 still recognizes the sesquicentennial, or the 150th anniversary, of the Civil War; last year was the beginning of the war, this year and the next two follow the history of battles and hardships. Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music

post card invitation to civil war reenactment event

2012 ACFL&MH Living History Weekend Post Card

2012 still recognizes the sesquicentennial, or the 150th anniversary, of the Civil War; last year was the beginning of the war, this year and the next two follow the history of battles and hardships. Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music

pastel sketch of trail

Donated Art, and an Event

I took a walk on the Panhandle Trail on Christmas Day 2011, a lovely sunny day and even fairly warm, no snow, but no rain either. Of course, there were many photo opportunities and one of my pleasures of being

pastel sketch of trail

Donated Art, and an Event

I took a walk on the Panhandle Trail on Christmas Day 2011, a lovely sunny day and even fairly warm, no snow, but no rain either. Of course, there were many photo opportunities and one of my pleasures of being

pastel portrait of two borzois

Another Place for My Art: Distinctively Different Decor…

Interior designer—and fellow cat rescuer—Bonita Farinelli and I met yesterday to consign a number of pieces of my artwork and prints to her Boutique at Distinctively Different Decor & More in Carnegie. And you can have the chance to see

pastel portrait of two borzois

Another Place for My Art: Distinctively Different Decor…

Interior designer—and fellow cat rescuer—Bonita Farinelli and I met yesterday to consign a number of pieces of my artwork and prints to her Boutique at Distinctively Different Decor & More in Carnegie. And you can have the chance to see

photo of moon among branches

Photo Published in Conservation Newsletter

The Hills Conservation Network (HCN) of Oakland CA published one of my photos, “Wolf Moonrise”, in their latest newsletter. The HCN was formed after the devastating 1991 East Bay Hills fire. In a state known for wildfires this was the

photo of moon among branches

Photo Published in Conservation Newsletter

The Hills Conservation Network (HCN) of Oakland CA published one of my photos, “Wolf Moonrise”, in their latest newsletter. The HCN was formed after the devastating 1991 East Bay Hills fire. In a state known for wildfires this was the

library entrance

Two Photo Exhibits at ACFL&MH

My two exhibits of local photography, “Of Harps and Fig Leaves” and “Carnegie Photographed”, are once again on display in the Reception Hall at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. Stop by to peruse them and read the notes

library entrance

Two Photo Exhibits at ACFL&MH

My two exhibits of local photography, “Of Harps and Fig Leaves” and “Carnegie Photographed”, are once again on display in the Reception Hall at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. Stop by to peruse them and read the notes

Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation 2011 Tribute Scroll

Deb Chebatoris and I are pleased to bring the second annual Tribute Scroll to you. I am personally pleased with the way the idea became reality. The Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation Tribute Scroll includes photos and written tributes from families

Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation 2011 Tribute Scroll

Deb Chebatoris and I are pleased to bring the second annual Tribute Scroll to you. I am personally pleased with the way the idea became reality. The Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation Tribute Scroll includes photos and written tributes from families

liberti logo

Logo Design: Liberti

I do a fair amount of design work for this large congregation in Western Pennsylvania near Indiana University of PA, and in this case the traditional limestone Presbyterian church wanted to appeal to youth and college students. They showed me

liberti logo

Logo Design: Liberti

I do a fair amount of design work for this large congregation in Western Pennsylvania near Indiana University of PA, and in this case the traditional limestone Presbyterian church wanted to appeal to youth and college students. They showed me

page of newsletter

A Job Well Done: ACFL&MH Winter Newsletter

The Chartiers Valley Partnership has achieved its mission, the long-time executive director (and good friend) leaves, new staff joins and other rearrange to new positions; it’s a milestone of achievement in the capital campaign and the master plan for the

page of newsletter

A Job Well Done: ACFL&MH Winter Newsletter

The Chartiers Valley Partnership has achieved its mission, the long-time executive director (and good friend) leaves, new staff joins and other rearrange to new positions; it’s a milestone of achievement in the capital campaign and the master plan for the

painting of a cat with an amaryllis

In Good Company: Cat Writers’ Association Communication Contest Awards

I couldn’t be in White Plains, NY, with all my fellow member of the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) this Friday and Saturday, but I was there as much as possible in spirit, obsessively checking e-mail and Facebook to read news

painting of a cat with an amaryllis

In Good Company: Cat Writers’ Association Communication Contest Awards

I couldn’t be in White Plains, NY, with all my fellow member of the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) this Friday and Saturday, but I was there as much as possible in spirit, obsessively checking e-mail and Facebook to read news

joe negri in concert

A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri Slideshow

It’s all together now, music and everything, the slideshow from the performance. We welcomed Joe Negri and and his quartet for the “A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri on October 1, 2011 at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.

joe negri in concert

A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri Slideshow

It’s all together now, music and everything, the slideshow from the performance. We welcomed Joe Negri and and his quartet for the “A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri on October 1, 2011 at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.