A lot going on in the studio. Several paintings in various stages of completion, juggling upcoming shows, arranging shipping and all the other activities involved in running a studio. It’s all a blast, with the creative part the best. I like to try new things – color, pose, emotion, type of paint, collage, and more. I think it’s important to get out of one’s comfort zone and break lose. Anything goes. Anything is possible. What if?
This exciting solo exhibit features many of my newest abstract figurative paintings. Like all of my artwork, it explores the blur between reality and the imagined, depicting emotions and feelings.
The title Naked to the Bone is particularly apt because it comes from one of my favorite poems by Pacific Northwest poet Theodore Roethke, much celebrated in the 1950s and 1960s. The poem “Open House” expresses the emotion of having your innermost feelings on show – I think it has particular relevance for this special exhibition:
“My secrets cry aloud…I’m naked to the bone”
Proud to display Sylvie, above, in the studio after this summer’s exhibition at CATO Institute’s “Freedom: Art as the Messenger” in Washington, DC. Bold, stark, and arresting, Sylvie commands attention in a thoughtful way, open to many and varied interpretation. While minimal in execution, it’s packed with potential in terms of content. It looks great on any wall. Contact me for purchase. Cheers
Newly completed and available in my Virginia studio. Contact me directly – email@example.com
This enigmatic piece has been accepted into the national juried exhibition of the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in California. The exhibition, “Content Matters,” features “consequential work that tells stories and captures the attention of visitors.”
My painting is the first in my “Corrected Vision” series which addresses feeling and seeing and the moment when one’s ideas have finally clarified. Sometimes we are blinded by misperception, wishful thinking and faulty logic. This series of paintings reflects the moment of clarity when truth is revealed. We have all experienced periods of being mislead or of assuming the best, and I think everyone can empathize with the emotion of finally recognizing the stark truth.
The exhibition’s curator and judge is well-known San Francisco gallerist Jack Fischer. Thanks to Marin MOCA for the opportunity! If you’re in the area, stop by and check out the show. This artwork is for sale.
Marin MOCA — 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA – – marinmoca.org — firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15 – August 4, 2019 — Opening Reception June 15, 5-7 p.m.
Very honored to have two of my paintings selected for the prestigious City of Overland Park, KS, National Juried Exhibition. Rafe, above, one of the selected works, is a wonderfully expressive painting that defines the fast pace of contemporary life and would look terrific either in the office or at home. It makes me think! And, it seems to emanate both energy and wit, in addition to sporting a color palette that works with any wall.
Many thanks to the talented artist Johne Richardson who served as guest juror for the exhibition.
Corrected Vision 7, 24×24 inches acrylic on canvas, above, has been selected for the collection of Washington, DC via a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. I’m honored for this delightful piece to have been chosen from among the many applicants.
A big “Thank you” to Zoma Wallace, DC Art Bank Coordinator, and Lauren Dugas Glover, Public Art Manager, both with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Nigel made its way to SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 with me and caused quite a stir at the JanKossen Projects booth. Filled with emotion, the painting features rich, thick, and creamy paint in large gestural sweeps. Drips, drops and smudges all add to a chaotic mix, much like life itself. Thanks to Jasmin Kossenjans and her terrific staff for taking good care of me and mine.
My paintings are also available at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC — http://www.callowayart.com.
Looking forward to exhibiting at the SCOPE Pavilion in Miami Beach December 4 – 9, 2018 during exciting Art Basel Week. I’ll be one of five artists with JanKossen Projects of Basel, New York, and Venice. If you’re in the area stop by Booth H35 and check out the show. I’d love to see you.