Monday, December 28, 2009
Latest show at the Climate/Gallery in Long Island City, NY has come and gone. The show ran from 11/7 - 11/22. The opening was 11/7. Had the below two paintings included. I hear it was another success. Will be entering another few pieces in their February show with a collage/montage theme.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This weekend, November 7, was the NH Open Doors event. I was one of two artists that were featured at Fiddleheads in Colebrook that day. It was a busy day, with both of us on hand to demonstrate and meet and greet. Lots of visitors and good feedback.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I'm very excited to post news about an upcoming exhibition I have work in. Climate/Gallery in Long Island City, NY is hosting a small works show and I'll have three pieces on exhibit there. I haven't had much opportunity to show these small and perhaps off beat works. Unfortunately, I neglected to photograph the 3rd piece titled "I Just Feel Like Screaming" , but it reflected my state of mind at the time. A New York venue is the opportunity I've been looking for. Haven't been there, but in reading about them, I love their philosophy and will be showing in next month's exhibition as well. I can't get to the opening, but if anyone can, I'd love a report on the show as a whole. The opening reception is Saturday, October 3rd from 6-9pm and will run until the 25th. Info on their location is on the website.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
On August 15, CRAG (Connecticut River Artisan Group) hosted a People's Choice Exhibition during Pittsburg's Old Home Day Events. By all accounts it was a great success and I was pleased to participate. The above images were award winners with the top image "Curling Cedar", an acrylic painting, winning 2nd and 3rd prizes in the People's Choice category. The image below it, an acrylic painting titled "Keazer's Place" won the judge's Best of Show award.
The judge's award was a new addition this year. Professional artists and gallery owners from around the state, Susan Gradual, Linda Novak and Christopher Hubble were this year's participating judges.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Just returned from an inspiring trip to Costa Rica. You're likely to see some of these images interpreted in new paintings. The light and landscape is so different there from what surrounds me in Northern NH. The rain forest, flora and fauna provided me with a fresh muse for new landscapes. Looking forward to taking some time for the creative process to take hold in putting paint to canvas.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Just returned from a week at NH Institute of Art's Art Educator's Institute. This was my 4th year and although it is a week where art educator's from around the country gather it is geared to the individual artist. We were pampered and pandered to all week with special receptions at the Currier Museum of Art, tours of the new facilities and wonderful meals. Aside from all this I left full to the brim with inspiration and haven't stopped making art since. I spent mornings figure drawing with Peter Clive and afternoons bookmaking with Mark Walberg, below. His collection of handcrafted books (and I use the term loosely. He's donning one of his book hats.) blew my mind! Below are some pics including my "stepping stone" creation, some of my own books and book hat. Also pictured is me with a former student, Shonna Beckett, who surprised me one day. She was taking a tour and hopes to attend in the fall.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Last weekend (June 13th) I joined a group of painters from CRAG (Connecticut River Artisans), of which I am a member, at Fish Pond, to do some plein air painting with Daniel Clement an artist from Quebec. We had a wonderful day. It's always an experience painting out of doors. I also tried my hand at oil painting, which I do infrequently, but really enjoyed. Hopefully I can post a picture of the event soon.
"Forest Lover" was my solo exhibition at the WREN Gallery in Bethlehem, NH. The show ran from May 1st through May 25th. The opening on May 1st was a great success and well attended. Here is myself with an old friend Diane, who I hadn't seen in years. It was a terrific surprise and wonderful to see her. A real blast from the past. When I get the hang of this blogging thing I'll try to post more pictures of the event. Work sold and I'm a happy camper.
April 3rd through April 27th was the Renew, Reuse, Recycle, Recreate show at the Wren Gallery in Bethlehem, NH. I put together the above piece specifically for that show. Doing it took me back to the days when I worked with assemblage. It was a blast rummaging through my junk, stamping, painting and pasting stuff together. Interesting show with lots of interesting pieces displaying some incredible imagination.
This spring I had two pieces accepted into the Minumental Exhibition at NH Institute of Art in Manchester. Images could be no larger that 2" x 2" including 3 dimensional pieces. As you can see it made for a very interesting show. My minumental acrylic landscape was sold--very exciting!
The picture under my info is from this winter's Night Music concert by the Hanover Chamber Orchestra at White Mt. Regional HS. I had the honor of having "Blue Moon", an acrylic painting chosen and used for all the publicity including posters and invitations. It was then exhibited at the concert along with other pieces by a variety of artists and was chosen for the People's Choice Award.