Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Zion Glow" has been juried into the "Ignite/Extinguish artSPARK gallery 2010" show in Raleigh, NC. It will be on display at "The Hive" from September 16 - 20, 2010.

Monday, August 30, 2010

SOLD at the Taos Art Museum

On the Mesa at Ghost Ranch  16x20  oil
I am thrilled that my painting "On the Mesa at Ghost Ranch" sold at the Taos Art Museum's "A Russian Night in Taos" gala this past week. A large portion of the proceeds benefits the Taos Art Museum and Fechin House.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Grandma's Porch

12x18 Grandma's Porch  oil on linen
Painted on a quiet, lazy Sunday afternoon while a much-needed, soft, summer rain fell on my lawn and woods.   Inspired by the theme for an upcoming show "Down Home: Portraits of the Old North State", I chose an iconic southern farmhouse scene bathed in the hot, summer sun.  I love this joyous color.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

artSPARK Gallery 2010

I am excited to announce that my painting "Zion Glow" has been juried into the "Ignite/Extinguish: artSPARK Gallery 2010" show.  This show is part of the annual SPARKcon event in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.  This event is amazing - the heart of urban Raleigh comes alive for a weekend with over 15 different kinds of art being experienced simultaneously.  Video art, digital art, performance art, street painting, photography, music, fashion, and more.  September 16-19 - Check it out!

My painting will hang at one of these upscale, recently-renovated, urban spaces:  the "Hive" - a roof-top bar - or "Foundation" - an urban-chic, contemporary bar in an excavated basement of an important historical building on Fayetteville Street. Energetic and exciting, SPARKcon will be a blast!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


 "Vermilion Cliffs"  16x20 in     oil

For a long time I've painted landscapes that were over 90% land. Painting the mountains and trees was so much work and demanded so much detail that I pretty much ran out of energy, not to mention room on the canvas, before even getting to the sky. Plus clouds move so quickly that I didn't even try to capture them on canvas.
So, since skies were missing from my body of work, I've been working on them lately. I am enjoying learning about the sky, clouds, and atmosphere. I mention Discipline in this blog post title because I am also working on simplifying my paintings with big shapes. I need more discipline on this. For example, the painting above has several clouds; in the future I want to try to simplify this to one large cloud or at least one cloud that demands more attention than the others.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Artsee - new magazine

North Carolina has a new magazine for people who create, support, and love art!

North Carolina ArtSee launched its premiere issue last month. My solo show at Cameron Village Library was advertised in it.

Here's a link to the online version of the magazine.

And here's a link to the page highlighting my show.