Tuesday, June 24, 2008


No posts lately, because I am under the weather. Strange stomach bug. Check back soon. Ugh.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The unfinished series.

I started a series pf paintings late last fall but haven't had an opportunity to get back to them... someday, someday. It's a series of 12"x12" panels, mostly, with people and animals. A kind of interaction of sorts. Anyway. More on this soon, when I have a chance to work on them some more. Here's an example of one...
2007-2008 (in progress)
oil on panel

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Portrait paintings.

I need to update my "commissions" page on my website with some work from the past year or so. This one was a fun one:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Art Recommendations for June!

Raleigh, NC:
First off, of course I have to urge you to come visit 311 West Martin Street Galleries and Studios. Both the galleries and the studios, all of it. We'll be happy to see you! Here's our website, which includes directions:

Also, I have a piece in Visual Art Exchange's current juried show, "Emulous". The point of the show was to exhibit work which recreated or emulated the work of artists (mostly well-known ones, of course) past. The work I entered and its inspiration can be seen here.

Okay. Enough self-promotion... and on to other things to see in Raleigh:

See Shaun Richards' latest work, alongside work by Owen Beckmann and Ani Hoover, at Flanders Art Gallery in Raleigh, NC:

Sarah Powers - the force of awesomeness/Executive Director of Visual Art Exchange and a kick-ass artist as well – is currently showing in Durham, NC at the Bull City Arts Collaborative:

San Francisco, CA:

Painting by Juliette Lemontey
See Juliette Lemontey’s work at Edo Salon in San Francisco, CA, through the end of June:

New York:

A painter whose work I really, really really love is showing right now at the New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition. Her name is Alyssa Monks, check it out:
NYAA Summer Exhibition: June 17 - Sept 7 (Opening June 17th)
111 Franklin Street, NY, NY 10013 (check out www.nyaa.edu for more info.

More soon...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Long time no post.

Oh my, it's been a while since I've posted. Oops. Meant to do this every day, but things have gotten busy... work, paintings, painting commissions, the NBA Finals. Yeah. In this particular instance my New England heritage trumps my 9 years in California, and therefore I'm hoping the Celtics pull this one through. WHOOOOOO!!

Also last week: my grandmother would have been 91 on the 4th. Makes me think about time lost, and regrets, and how tragic it is that she passed on just on the cusp of starting a new life, really. Moral of the story: really, there are many. In any event, I miss her, and wish there could have been more time.

Time = the enemy.

We also had our June First Friday at the studio. Good turnout, I think both because of the CAM show and also the Scavenger Hunt that was part of First Friday that night. I still don't know who won, nor what the clue was at our studio. Alas.

Speaking of painting and such, I feel certain that this fellow should feature in a painting at some point:

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A long day’s journey into the Triad.

The portrait show at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art ended today. It was a good show, and we got some press - also a good thing. Click here to read an article that mentions my work, from the Winston-Salem Journal.

Since we were up in the Triad area picking up my paintings, we stopped by Old Salem, the mostly preserved and/or reconstructed Moravian settlement in Winston-Salem. It's been 19 years since I've been there, and I remembered little except that it is wee and quaint and there are Moravian ginger cookies. Going on a Sunday, it was rather quiet – seems like everything in Winston-Salem and Greensboro closed down on a Sunday, creating a virtual ghost town – but entirely pleasant.

So: Old Salem, it is still wee and quaint, and there are still Moravian ginger cookies. Mmmm, ginger cookies.