Monday, July 22, 2013

Le retour.

Yes! I have been absolutely abysmally awful awful awfully terrible about posting here over the past 9-10 months or so. Yikes. There's been a lot of life change going on, a breakup, an apartment move, a broken ankle, some sadness and some happiness and some painting (but never enough!!!) Anyway, I'm going to try for a quick recap here, and then let's move forward in the second half of 2013 with some hardcore productivity, shall we?

The Converge exhibition in NYC last November was terrific! A great show, a great collection of work, fun opening. Since then I've shown in another group show at Artists' House in Philly this past April, the "Year of the Woman" show. Again, great work, great people!!

Me with some paintings that I sold at Artists' House's "Year of the Woman" exhibition, April 2013.
(Photo by Charles Walsh)
I also went to see some other people's art... here I am at Eleanor Ettinger in NYC (photo by Daniel Maidman):

I also met some new artist friends at the annual Portrait Society Conference in Atlanta, Georgia - here I am with Quang Ho of Denver, Colorado (photo by Melissa Gann Burgess):
Some artist friends in Philadelphia hosted some artists friends from NYC around the time I was still on crutches with a broken ankle - here's some of our merry crew in Rachel Constantine's studio before heading out for dinner (l-r: me, my studiomate Stephen Early, Rachel Constantine, Victoria Selbach, Nancy Bea Miller and her husband Paul Downs, and Alexandra Tyng. The incomparably awesome Daniel Maidman is the one taking the picture, and somehow we managed to not get Garth Herrick and art conservator Lauren Cassady in the photo!! Whoops.)
Speaking of awesome artists from other cities, earlier in the spring I finally had a chance to meet the amazing, super-wonder-magical artist couple of Rory Coyne and Lauren Levato, visiting New York City from Chicago, Illinois!! A bunch of us met up and it was groovy (l-r: me, Rory Coyne, Lauren Levato, Chris Leib, Daniel Maidman, Reiner Hansen - photo taken by David Kassan):

In addition to hanging out with artists, I've been sitting for some artists, too... here's a painting done of me this spring by the awesome and amazing Fred Danziger:

And here's a painting sketch of me in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts cast hall by David Shevlino:

Here's a drawing of me by Scott Burdick (CHECK OUT THAT HAIR!!! This does not occur in nature, I assure you):

Here's one little one by my studiomate, Stephen Early:
And, OF COURSE, I've been doing some painting of my own, as well... not as much as I'd like, but that's the way things go when life is kind of crazy and ankles are broken and other life stuff gets in the way. Boo. Anyway, here's one of friend and incredible artist Felicia Forte:

force of nature, oil on panel, 8"x16"
Also, I've done a sketch of Matthew, who helped me to not lose my mind during my period of convalescence with the broken ankle:
sur la terrasse, oil on panel, 12"x12"

More soon! Really. I swear it won't be another 9 months before I update again. For REAL. But just in case, you can always find me on Facebook... I'm very update-y over there.

Peace out for now. Keep painting, y'all.