Michael Chesley Johnson, Fine Art, Landscapes, Seascapes, Maritimes, Paintings, Oil, Pastel

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Michael Chesley Johnson is a professional artist working in the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He has participated as an Invited Artist in many national plein air painting festivals including Grand Canyon National Park's "Celebration of Art," Zion National Park's "In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran," and, for many years, the Sedona Plein Air Festival. In 2012, he was an Invited Artist for Plein Air Magazine's First Annual Plein Air Expo & Convention, and he will be back at the Grand Canyon event in September 2014. Designated a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada, he is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. Additionally, he is a Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine and a frequent contributor to Pastel Journal. He also specializes in teaching small-size plein air painting workshops for all levels of painter and has many books and instructional videos available. He is the author of Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel.

MPACMaster Pastellist, Pastel Artists Canada
PSASignature MemberPastel Society of America
PSNMSignature Member, Pastel Society of New Mexico
Juried MemberOil Painters of America
Juried Member, Arizona Plein Air Painters
Member, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico
Member, American Impressionist Society
Member, Pastel Painters of Maine
FounderPlein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy
Founder, "Two Countries, One Bay" Open Studio Tour, Quoddy Artists Studio Tour
Charter MemberLandscape Artists International

Faculty Member, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ


Michael Chesley JohnsonMichael always wanted to be an artist. His mother loves to tell the story of how he once used crayons to color the image on their black-and-white TV set. Wishing to help this eager student, she purchased a drawing kit, Jon Gnagy's Learn to Draw, based on the popular 1950s TV series. Michael spent hours reproducing illustrations in Gnagy's instruction book in charcoal.

When a teenager, he drew "Winky" — the fawn in the Famous Artist's School matchbook ad — and although the ad said no salesman would call, one did. In critiquing Michael's work, he said he had promise, but he was too young to enroll. Living in the country where there were no museums or galleries, Michael spent endless hours poring over books filled with Old Master reproductions and copying them in oil.

Michael also has always loved Nature. Fond of taking long walks through wood and field, during high school he read all of Thoreau, including the entire 14-volume edition of his journals. Michael joined the Thoreau Society at an early age and even wrote an article for their newsletter. Thoreau inspired him to start his own journal, which he has now kept for over 40 years. This love of nature finally led Michael to plein air painting. His first outdoor painting experience was in college, where he painted the river in the school's botanical garden, imitating Monet's Impressionist style. Today, the wild and beautiful occupy the core of his work, with the occasional human element added for contrast.

"Since then," Michael says, "it has been a long road, full of detours, roadside attractions and pitstops. But I've never stopped and I still love it."

Michael continues to paint in oil and pastel, always choosing the most beautiful locations. Currently, he splits his time between Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, and Sedona, Arizona, in the American Southwest. But he is always on the lookout for the next beautiful spot.

Michael once asked his mentor, Ann Templeton, if getting an MFA was important. Ann, a very successful artist and teacher, who herself came from a place far removed from fine art, said, "Not at all." So instead, he has pursued his own self-styled MFA by taking workshops with the best artists and reading widely and painting every day. Today, Michael's award-winning work is in both corporate and private collections. He also teaches workshops throughout North America and is a Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine.

Michael's latest book, Through a Painter's Brush: The American Southwest - Painting in the Four Corners States, was released in July 2012.


Curriculum Vitae

** Featured in The Artist's Magazine, September 2013**

Signature Member:

  • Pastel Artists Canada (Master Pastellist)
  • Pastel Society of America
  • Pastel Society of New Mexico
  • Sedona Area Guild of Artists (Master Signature Member)

Founding/Charter Member:

  • Founder, Two Countries Art Tour (annual Canada/US tour with 60+ artists)
  • Founder, Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy
  • Founder, Quoddy Artists Studio Tour
  • Charter Member, Landscape Artists International

Member:

  • Oil Painters of America  (Juried)
  • American Impressionist Society
  • Pastel Painters of Maine
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association
  • Arizona Plein Air Painters (Juried)
  • Plein Air Painters of New Mexico
  • New Hampshire Plein Air

Awards

  • Honorable Mention, First Castine Plein Air Festival, Castine ME 2013
  • Honorable Mention, Annual Juried Show, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ 2013
  • Honorable Mention, Fall Juried Members Show, Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood AZ 2010
  • Outstanding Genre Award, 4th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY 2008
  • Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship in April 2008
  • Scottsdale Artists School Scholarship in February 2007
  • Diane Townsend Award, Pastel Painters of Maine National Show 2006
  • Fourth Place, Pastel Society of New Mexico Juried National Show 2004
  • Daler-Rowney Award of Merit, Pastel Society of the Southwest Juried Membership Show 2004

Outdoor Painting Events

  • Upcoming: Montague Plein Air Invitational, Prince Edward Island 2014 (Invited Artist)
  • Invited Artist, Castine Plein Air Festival, Castine, Maine (2013, 2014)
  • Plein Air Magazine 1st Annual Plein Air Exhibition & Expo, Las Vegas 2012 (Invited Artist)
  • Plein Air Invitational at Zion National Park, 2011 (Invited Artist)
  • Grand Canyon Celebration of the Arts, "Plein Air on the Rim" Invitational 2011, 2012, 2014 (Invited Artist)
  • Plein Air Southwest 2011, Southwest Gallery, Dallas TX (Juried)
  • Invited Artist, Sedona Plein Air Festival 2006-2011,2014 AZ  (Invited Artist)
  • Invited Artist, Plein Air New Mexico Paintout 2005, NM Invited Artist)

Galleries

  • Green Drake Gallery, Millheim, PA
  • Friar's Bay Studio Gallery, Welshpool NB
  • Pumphouse Studio Gallery, Sedona AZ
  • Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery, Lubec ME

Michael has been represented by galleries in :

  • New Mexico (Santa Fe, San Patricio, Cloudcroft, Ruidoso)
  • Colorado (Ouray)
  • Arizona (Tubac, Sedona)
  • Maine (Lubec, Bar Harbor)

Collections

  • Gamblin Artists Colors, Inc.
  • Nature Trust of New Brunswick (Canada)
  • Lawrence Academy, Groton MA
  • artcenter Traverse City, Traverse City MI
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Northern Indiana Pastel Society / South Bend Museum of Art (Indiana)

Solo Shows

  • July/August 2012:  Sunbury Shores Art & Nature Centre, St Andrews, NB
  • October/November 2009:  Lubec Memorial Library, Lubec ME
  • March 2005: The Gallery, Roswell Fine Arts League, Roswell NM
  • January/February 2004:  Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso NM
  • November 2003:  Townsend Library, New Mexico State University
  • August 2003:  Eagle Ranch, Alamogordo NM
  • January 2003:  Alamogordo Public Library
  • January 2002: Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury VT

Group Shows

  • Upcoming: November 2014-January 2015: Grand Canyon Celebration of Art "Plein Air on the Rim" Exhibition, Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • Upcoming: October 2014: 10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Invitational, Sedona, AZ
  • Upcoming: July-November 2014: Verde River Exhibition, Phoenix Aiport Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  • Upcoming: Spring 2014: Architecture of the Southwest, The Phippen Museum, Prescott AZ.
  • September-November 2013: American Impressionist Society Annual National Juried Exhibition, Gallery M, Charleston SC (Apple Tree & Fir, 16x20 oil)
  • August 2013: “Abstractions of Nature,” Two-Person Show, Mulholland Market Gallery, Lubec ME
  • July 2013:  "A River Runs Thru Us," Verde Artist Challenge Show, Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood AZ
  • April 2013:  Invited Artist to Sedona Area Guild of Artists (SAGA) Annual Members Exhibition, Sedona Art Museum, Sedona AZ
  • March 2013:  Arizona Plein Air Painters Annual Juried Members Show, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona AZ
  • January 2013:  Sedona Arts Center Featured Artists Show, Sedona AZ
  • December 2012: Sedona Arts Center Member's Holiday Show, Sedona AZ
  • September-November 2012:  Grand Canyon Celebration of Art "Plein Air on the Rim" Exhibition, Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • March 2012:  Sedona Arts Center Annual Juried Members' Show, Sedona AZ
  • October-November 2011:  12th Annual American Impressionist Exhibition, Carmel, CA
  • October 2011:  7th Annual Sedona Plein Air Invitational, Sedona, AZ
  • September-November 2011:  Plein Air Invitational at Zion National Park, UT
  • September-November 2011:  Grand Canyon Celebration of Art "Plein Air on the Rim" Exhibition, Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • August 2011:  Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, St Andrews, NB (two-man show)
  • July 2011:  "Pastel by Invite," Invitational Exhibition, School House Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC
  • June-July 2011:  "Breath of Fresh Air," Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy Annual Exhibition, Next Door Gallery, Eastport ME
  • April 2011:  Arizona Pastel Artists Association Members Exhibition, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona AZ
  • April 2011:  Arizona Plein Air Painters Members Exhibition, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona AZ
  • April 2011:  Plein Air Southwest Exhibition, Southwest Gallery, Dallas TX
  • February 2011: Faculty Exhibition, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona AZ
  • November 2010:  Fall Juried Member Show, Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood AZ
  • November 2010:  Fall Member Show, Sedona Visual Artists Coalition, Tlaquepaque Plaza, Sedona AZ
  • August 2010-September 2011:  Acadia Invitational II, Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME
  • June/Sept 2010:  Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy Annual Exhibition, Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John NB
  • October, 2010: Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona, AZ  (Juried)
  • January, 2010: Scottsdale Artist's School "Best & Brightest" Exhibition, Scottsdale AZ (Juried)
  • October, 2009: Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona, AZ  (Juried)
  • September/October, 2009: New Brunswick Museum, Saint John NB (invitational exhibtion)
  • August, 2009: Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, St Andrews, New Brunswick NB
  • June/July 2009:  Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy Annual Exhibition, Lubec ME
  • Oct/Nov 2008:  2008 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, Richland Fine Art, Nashville TN (Juried)
  • October 2008: Sedona  Plein Air Festival, Sedona, AZ (Juried)
  • August, 2008: Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy Annual Exhibition, Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, St Andrews, New Brunswick NB
  • May-June 2008: Northeastern National Pastel Exhibition, Arts Center/Old Forge, Old Forge, NY (2 paintings juried in)
  • May 2008: "Something Fishy" Exhibition, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME  (Juried)
  • 2007/2008:  LAI/IPAP World Tour. Orlando, FL; Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, BC; Estes Park, CO; Door County, WI; Newburgh NY; St Augustine FL
  • December, 2007: Oil Painters of America Annual Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition, Naples FL  (Juried)
  • November, 2007: Pastel Society of New Mexico Annual National Juried Exhibition, Albuquerque NM  (Juried)
  • October, 2007: Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona, AZ  (Juried)
  • October, 2007: Connecticut Pastel Society Annual National Juried Exhibition, Connecticut   (Juried)
  • August, 2007: Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, St Andrews, New Brunswick
  • 2007: Paint America "Paint the Parks" Mini Top 50   (Juried)
  • July - August 2007: Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy Group Exhibition, Lubec Landmarks, Lubec ME
  • October, 2006: Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona, AZ   (Juried)
  • July-August 2006: Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, St-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick. Three-person show.
  • June, 2006: Pastel Painters of Maine National Juried Exhibition, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, Maine  (Juried)
  • November 2005: Pastel Society of New Mexico Juried National Show, Albuquerque, NM  (Juried)
  • August - September 2005: Plein Air New Mexico Members Paintout and Exhibition, The Mission Gallery, Grants, New Mexico  (Juried)
  • May 2005: American Impressionist Society Members Exhibition, Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico  (Juried)
  • April 2005: Masterworks of New Mexico Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM  (Juried)
  • November 2004: Pastel Society of the Southwest Membership Exhibition, Richardson, TX  (Juried)
  • November 2004: Pastel Society of New Mexico Juried National Show, Albuquerque, NM (three paintings were juried in)  (Juried)
  • March 2004: Pastel Society of America Invitational, Dunedin FL  (Juried)
  • March/April 2003:  Mesilla Valley 8th Regional Exhibition Las Cruces NM   (Juried)
  • November 2002: Pastel Society of New Mexico National Pastel Painting Exhibition, State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, NM  (Juried)

Residencies

  • Vermont Studio Center, April 2002

Books

  • Through a Painter's Brush: The American Southwest  (Friar's Bay Studio Gallery Publishing, Welshpool NB 2012)
  • Paint Sedona! Plein Air Painter's Guide to Sedona, Arizona. (Pumphouse Studio Gallery, Sedona AZ. 2010)
  • Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel. (Friar's Bay Studio Gallery Publishing, Welshpool NB. 2008)
  • Through a Painter's Brush: A Year on Campobello Island. (Friar's Bay Studio Gallery Publishing, Welshpool NB. 2007)
  • The Art of Ann Templeton: A Step Beyond. (Fresco Books, Albuquerque, NM. 2005)

Publications as Subject / Artwork Included In

  • Bloomfield, Maureen.  "Poetry of Earth," Featured Artist, The Artist's Magazine, September 2013.
  • Bahr, Bob.  "My Favorite Place to Paint," OutdoorPainter.com (Plein Air Magazine blog), June 2013.
  • Haas, Cherie. "In the Frame," The Artist's Magazine.  April 2012.  Interviewed about framing tips.
  • Griffel, Lois.  Painting Impressionist Color.  2011.
  • Spotlight Column, Sedona Monthly, May 2011.
  • "You Can Take it With You," The Pastel Journal, August 2010.
  • Feature Interview in Canadian Brushstrokes Magazine, Sept/Oct 2008.
  • "Award-winning Artist Donates Painting to Nature Trust," The Saint Croix (NB) Courier, 15 July 2008.
  • "Award-winning Painter Releases New Book," The Lubec Light (ME), July 2007.
  • Johnson, Michael Chesley. "Magic in the Maritimes." The Pastel Journal, Dec 2007
  • "Art in the Borderlands," Bangor (ME) Daily News, 11 September 2007.
  • "Creative Free Trade," Telegraph-Journal (NB), 15 September 2007.
  • "Lubec, Campobello, Inspire Painters," The Saint Croix (NB) Courier, 14 August 2007.
  • Templeton, Ann. Color and Beyond. Albuqueruqe, NM: Fresco Books, 2007.
  • Featured Artist, International Plein Air Painters web site, January 2007
  • Interview, Lubec Light (Lubec ME) July 2006
  • Interview, Quoddy Tides (Eastport ME) July 2006
  • The Illustrated Word, Episcopal Church & The Visual Arts newsletter, January 2006; March, 2006
  • Cover artist, University of Colorado-Boulder Directory, 2006
  • The Illustrated Word , Episcopal Church & The Visual Arts Newsletter, December, 2005
  • Featured artist, INK Magazine (cover artist) March 2005
  • Painting: "Fog Rolling In, Hamilton Cove Beach," American Artist, March 2005
  • Painting: "Fog Rolling In, Hamilton Beach Cove," Plein Air Magazine, January 2005
  • Cover artist & Interview, Stepping Out (Socorro NM) Jan-Feb 2004
  • Interview, Vamonos!, Ruidoso News (Ruidoso NM) January 9, 2004
  • Workshop Article, Vamonos!, Ruidoso News (Ruidoso NM) January 2, 2004
  • Interview, Mountain Monthly (Cloudcroft NM), March 2003
  • Interview, Caledonian Record (St Johnsbury VT), January 2002

Publications as Author on Art-Related Subjects (click here for complete list)

  • Articles regularly in The Artist's Magazine (2004-present); named Contributing Editor in 2010
  • Articles regularly in The Pastel Journal (1999-present) as Contributing Writer
  • Articles  in Watercolor Artist magazine (2006-2007)
  • Articles regularly for Mid-Tones and HighLights, Pastel Society of New Mexico newsletter (2005-2006)
  • Reprint of profile on Bob Rohm in American Artist's Landscape Highlights magazine (Fall, 2005)
  • Excerpt from The Art of Ann Templeton, Southwest Art, July 2005
  • A Step Beyond: The Art of Ann Templeton, Fresco Books 2005
  • Profile of Artist Bob Rohm, American Artist, November 2003

Workshops Taught

  • Worldwide (2012-present):  Plein Air Basics online course for Artist's Network University
  • US (2003-present):  Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah; Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio; Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Maryland; Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania
  • Canada (2006-present): New Brunswick, Ontario

Michael has taught at workshop centers and for art groups such as the following: Green Drake Gallery (Milheim, PA); Art Barn (Valparaiso, IN); Acadia Workshop Center (Southwest Harbor, ME); Sedona Arts Center (Sedona, AZ); Old Forge Arts Center (Old Forge, NY); Sunbury Shores Art & Nature Centre (St Andrews, NB); Pastel Artists Canada (Burlington, ON); New Hampshire Plein Air (Goffstown, NH); Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (Barnstable, MA); York Art Association (York, ME): Springfield Area Pastelists (Springfield, IL); Los Reyes Gallery (Tubac, AZ); Bay River Art Guild (Daphne, AL); Roswell Museum (Roswell, NM); Hubbard Museum of the American West (Riudoso, NM); ArtCenter Traverse City (Traverse City, MI); Lawrence Academy (Lawrence, MA); Vermont Pastel Society (Montpelier, VT); Cloudcroft Art Workshops (Cloudcroft, NM); Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (Baltimore, MD); Water Street Studios (Batavia, IL); Eastport Arts Center (Eastport, ME); Pastel Society of El Paso (El Paso, TX); Ellis County Art Association (Waxahachie, TX); Middlebury Studio School (Middlebury, VT).

Lectures/Demos/Presentations

  • SAGA (Sedona Area Guild of Artists), "3 Masters Speak," Sedona AZ November 2013
  • Spectral Arts Painters, Mesa AZ, January 2011
  • Vermont Pastel Society, Montpelier VT, October 2009
  • International Association of Pastel Societies Biennial Convention (Albuquerque NM) May 2009
  • Arizona Pastel Painters Association (Phoenix AZ) March 2009
  • Pastel Society of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM, April 2005

Shows Judged/Juried

  • Pastel Artists of Eastern Canada Annual Exhibition October 2013 (one of three jurors))
  • Southern Appalachian Artists Guild National Show October 2013 (Juror of Entry/Awards Judge)
  • Pastel Artists Canada Annual Members Juried Show August 2013 (Juror of Entry/Awards Judge)
  • Great Lakes Pastel Society Annual Members Show June 2013 (Juror of Entry/Judge of Awards)
  • Jacksonville Arborteum "Brush with Nature" March 2013 (Juror of Entry)
  • Pastel Society of New Hampshire, July 2011 (Juror of Entry)
  • Sedona Arts Center Members Show, February 2011 (Juror of Entry)
  • Sedona Arts Center Gallery, 2010, 2011 (Juror of Entry)
  • Pastel Society of El Paso Annual Exhibition, El Paso NY May 2009 (Juror of Awards)
  • 5th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge NY May 2009 (Juror of Awards)

Other

  • August 2011-present.  One of three tutors selected for The Artist's Network ( The Artist's Magazine and The Pastel Journal) critique service. 

Writings

Books

  • Through a Painter's Brush: The American Southwest. July, 2012.
  • Paint Sedona! A Plein Air Painter's Field Guide to Sedona, Arizona.  Pumphouse Studio Gallery Publishing, Sedona AZ. 2010. (1st and 2nd editions.)
  • Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel. Friar's Bay Publishing, Welshpool NB. 2008.
  • Through a Painter's Brush: A Year on Campobello Island. Friar's Bay Publishing, Welshpool NB. 2007.
  • A Step Beyond: The Art of Ann Templeton. Fresco Books, Albuquerque NM. 2006.

Professional Art Magazine Articles Published

  • Upcoming: Artist's Test Kitchen: PanPastel's "Metallics", Pastel Journal (pub date tba)
  • Upcoming:  Oil Varnishes, The Artist's Magazine (tent. October 2014)
  • Upcoming:  Oil Mediums, The Artist's Magazine (tent. May 2014)
  • Pastel 100 Interviews, Landscape Category, Pastel Journal (April 2014)
  • Brushing Up: Painting Oil on Paper, The Artist's Magazine (March 2014)
  • Artist's Test Kitchen: En Plein Air Pro Pastel Easel, Pastel Journal (February 2014)
  • Artist's Test Kitchen: Caran d'Ache Cubes, Pastel Journal (December 2013)
  • Brushing Up: Joyful Blues, The Artist's Magazine (October 2013)
  • Large-Format Oil Painting Outdoors, The Artist's Magazine  (July/August 2013)
  • “How to Start a Plein Air Painting”, The Artist's Magazine, March 2013
  • Pastel 100: Landscape Category, Pastel Journal, April 2013
  • “Papers for Pastel,” The Artist's Magazine , March 2013
  • "Extreme Limited Pastel Palette," Pastel Journal (February, 2013)
  • Ask the Experts: Easels, Lighting, Flooring for Pastel, The Artist's Magazine (Jan 2013)
  • "Ask the Experts: French Easels, Wet Canvas Carriers, Glazing," The Artist's Magazine, October 2012
  • "By Direct or Indirect Means," The Artist's Magazine, December 2012
  • "Oil Painting Primer", The Artist's Magazine, September 2012
  • The Artist's Life: Mobile Studios, The Artist's Magazine, 2012
  • Pastel 100: Abstract Category, Pastel Journal, April 2012
  • "Grounded for Life (Oil Painting Grounds)", The Artist's Magazine, March, 2012
  • "Paint for the Impatient," The Artist's Magazine, December 2011
  • The Artist's Magazine 2011 Art Competition, Landscape/Interiors, December 2011
  • "Pick a Plein Air Palette," The Artist's Magazine, May 2011
  • Interview with Leslie B. Demille, The Pastel Journal, October 2011
  • Pastel 100 Still Life Category Winner Interviews, The Pastel Journal, Spring 2011
  • "A Place for Everything," The Artist's Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011
  • "Snowbound: Painting Outdoors in Winter," The Artist's Magazine, November 2010
  • Interview with Ray Hassard, The Pastel Journal, October 2010
  • Interviews with Winners of the Annual TAM Painting Competition (Landscape/Interior Category), The Artist's Magazine, December 2010
  • "Gear Up! Learn the secrets of packing light and smart for plein air success,"Artist's Magazine, July/August 2010
  • "Plein Air with a Purpose," The Artist's Magazine, Nov 2009
  • "Painting Bright Light," The Artist's Magazine, Oct 2009
  • Landscape Competition Winners, The Artist's Magazine, Dec 2009
  • Interview with Elissa Gore, The Pastel Journal, August 2009
  • "Market Your Site Right," The Artist's Magazine, June 2009
  • "Guide to Crating and Shipping ," The Artist's Magazine, May 2009.
  • "Perk Up Your Color," The Artist's Magazine, December 2008.
  • "The Web Advantage." Watercolor Artist, December 2008.
  • "Rewriting the Book on Publishing.” The Pastel Journal, August 2008.
  • "Creative License.” The Artist's Magazine, July/August 2008.
  • "Stay True to Your Values," The Artist's Magazine, July/August 2008.
  • "Open for Business,” The Artist's Magazine, June 2008.
  • "Write a Press Release in 16 Easy Steps," The Artist's Magazine, June 2008.
  • "Art for Sale”, Watercolor Artist, June 2008.
  • 9th annual "Pastel 100" Landscape and Interior Category interviews with Ray Hassard, Glenna Hartmann, Jennifer L. Hoffman,Tom Christopher, and Kim Lordier. The Pastel Journal, April 2008
  • "Painting Spot: Magic in the Maritimes (Campobello Island)." The Pastel Journal, December 2007.
  • "A First-Timer’s Guide to Plein Air Festivals.” The Artist's Magazine, November 2007.
  • "A Human Touch,” interview with Tim Gaydos. The Pastel Journal, October 2007.
  • "Everything is Illuminated.” The Artist's Magazine, October 2007.
  • "Enhance you Web Presence.” The Artist's Magazine, September 2007.
  • "Dialogue: Richard McDaniel." The Pastel Journal, August 2007.
  • "Get Your Art on the Web." The Artist's Magazine, April 2007.
  • 'Striking a Chord,” interview with Ed Pointer. Watercolor Magic, April 2007.
  • 8th annual "Pastel 100" Portrait and Figure Category interviews with Sam Goodsell, Lori Aguirre Snable, Tim Gaydos, Bill James, Diana DeSantis. The Pastel Journal, April 2007.
  • "The Light of the Land,” interview with Rosalie Nadeau. The Pastel Journal, February 2007.
  • "An Artist Born and Made,” interview with Run-Lin Guo. Watercolor Magic, February 2007.
  • "Get on the Web.” The Artist's Magazine, September 2006.
  • "Bringing Forth the Light,” interview with Lydia Cassatt. The Artist's Magazine, July/August 2006.
  • "Elizabeth Sandia.” The Pastel Journal, August 2005.
  • "A Step Beyond,” book excerpt from The Art of Ann Templeton. Southwest Art, July 2005.
  • "Everything in Its Place." The Artist's Magazine, February 2005.
  • Interview with Thomas Decleene. The Pastel Journal, September/October 2003.
  • Interview with Claudia Seymour. The Pastel Journal, July/August 2003.
  • Interview with Bob Rohm. American Artist, Summer 2003.
  • Interview with Carol Cousineau. The Pastel Journal, May/June 2003.
  • Interviews with 27 winners of the "Pastel 100." The Pastel Journal, January/February 2003.
  • Interview with Ann Templeton. The Pastel Journal, November/December 2002.
  • "Promote Your Own Web Site." The Pastel Journal, May/June 2001.
  • "Design Your Own Web Site." The Pastel Journal, March/April 2001.
  • "Digital Imagery: The Next Best Thing to Plein-Air." The Pastel Journal, January/February 2001.