Tuesday, November 3, 2015
It is that time of year again when we turn our thoughts to the holidays and the new year. My 2016 Desk Calendar is now available for preorder through November 20, with delivery the first week of December. The calendar features twelve of my favorite paintings done this year, and is printed in full color on glossy card stock. Pages measure 8.25" wide by 3.75" tall, with a fold out stand. A great gift idea! To preview the calendar and to purchase please click here.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Baseball Jar, Oil on Linen, 14x11
I love baseball and every summer I do a baseball themed painting. "Baseball Jar" is this year's effort. I have been painting Ball jars recently, which are fun to do, and the play on words inspired the idea. I am pleased to say it won an Honorable Mention award last week at the Moore County Arts Council annual Fine Arts Festival in Southern Pines, NC.
The painting below is currently on exhibit at the Footlight Players Theatre in Charleston as part of their French inspired theme for their production of the musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
The Blue Ribbon, Oil on Linen, 18x32
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Monday, March 30, 2015
Wedgewood and Wine, Oil on Linen, 22x30
I am pleased to announce that this painting will be among several that will now be shown at The Gallery on Broad, 29 Broad Street in Charleston. I am very honored that owner, Kate Mullin, asked me to join her family of award winning artists, many of whom enjoy national reputations. It has been my goal to have my work represented by a Charleston gallery for some time, and I am so excited by this wonderful opportunity!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Chinese Red, Oil on Linen, 26x30
I completed this painting recently, and want to thank my friend, Scotty, for loaning me her beautiful antique Chinese lunch basket. The basket is two hundred years old and so elegant. Imagine using it to carry your lunch! The intricacies of the detail were challenging to draw, but I hope I was able to capture its grace and magnificent red color. I am loving red these days!
In two weeks I will be heading back to Pinehurst, NC for the Palustris Arts Festival March 26-29. The festival is a celebration of local and regional arts featuring music, dance, theater and visual art. Hollyhocks Art Gallery has been chosen as one of the featured venues, and is hosting a reception on Friday, March 27 from 5-7 pm. For those of you in the area, please stop by.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Red Apple Box, Oil on Linen, 18x32
I hope 2015 is getting off to a great start for everyone!
I found this old red box in an antique store in the fall, and fell in love with the color and texture of the old wood showing through where the paint has worn off, and knew it would make a great still life "shelf". I had so much fun painting all the different reds. My paintings tend to be primarily in the gray tones, so to play around with so much color was a blast.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Bread, Oil on Linen, 24x30
What is more inviting than a table full of bread? I just love all of their various textures, shapes and colors. The copper pot and the old terra cotta olive jar added even more interesting textures to the mix. This was a fun painting to do, and the bonus was that my studio smelled like a bakery for two weeks!
I just returned from Pinehurst, NC where my work was featured in the annual holiday open house at Hollyhocks Art Gallery. We had a great turnout and another bonus, I sold two paintings!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Antipasto, Oil on Linen, 16x20
This is one of my new paintings. I have been particularly inspired by food themes lately. This one kept making me hungry, though.
I am happy to announce that as of October 4, my work is now available through Hollyhocks Art Gallery, 905 Linden Road in Pinehurst, NC. My thanks to owner, Jane Casnelli, who spotted my work at the Moore County Art Center show in August and invited me to be part of her gallery. Pinehurst is a lovely historic village in the Sandhills of North Carolina about and hour south of Raleigh and just over three hours north of Charleston. It is noted for its world class golf courses and for its elegant horse farms and equestrian activities. Some new themes might be forthcoming....