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!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
artSPARK Gallery 2010
Labels: show announcement
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." -Henry Ward Beecher. This is my journey of dipping my brush into my own soul and painting what I find. I have a passion for our American West and those landscapes are my primary focus. But, averaging 6-8 weeks of travel a year, I will paint whereever I am. I usually paint on location, i.e. plein air, but also revel in taking a plein air study and my photographs and using them to create a large, more thoughtful, studio work. In addition to bold brushwork and vibrant color, the power of the composition is becoming more important to my work. The work of Vincent Van Gogh, Maynard Dixon, Edgar Payne, Birger Sandzen, and Walt Gonske has been a huge inspiration to me.