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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Four New Paintings and a Website/Blog Update

The Summer Series  -  acrylic on canvas
Scroll down to see each painting at larger scale

Summer is here, as we all know. In the desert, where I live, we had an extended Spring and I was so grateful. But the temps have risen (today will get up to 111F) and now it's time to focus on relaxation and hydration.

This series was an absolute pleasure to paint, a sentimental and nostalgic experience, putting to canvas all my favorite treats of the season. I've made them all available to you, as well. If you are interested in any of these pieces, they are available for sale HERE.

Aside from the heat, Summer also brings with it the completion of my new website. Same url, but different host and slightly different look. The site will roll out this week, and in the coming weeks a shop carrying merchandise and limited edition prints of new, unique works will go live. I will also be moving my blog to the new website. Updates in online newsletter format will go out roughly once per week, no more, and will include links to blog posts as well as new available work.

I will post here to this blog once or twice more after the site has gone live and the first newsletter has gone out, to give everyone a head's up to check their spam folders if they did not receive the newsletter in their inboxes.  After that, this blog will close down and all future updates will be through the website newsletter alone. 

Have a fantastic weekend, Everyone! Talk to you soon. :)



Summer I  -  6"x6"  - acrylic on canvas

Summer II  -  5"x7"  -  acrylic on canvas

Summer III  -  5"x7"  - acrylic on canvas

 Summer IV  -  6"x6"  -  acrylic on canvas

Friday, July 05, 2019

New Paintings - Little Summer Gems

Summer I  -  6"x6"  -  acrylic on canvas  -  $75 + shipping


Stepping into Summer, officially, I wanted to take a break from the larger work and new website I'm designing (Yep, it's almost done! There will even be a print section! Just a few glitches to resolve :) ) and get back to a few small daily paintings - small, simple, festive works that represent the best the season has to offer.

The first of this series is "Summer I", an ode to my favorite summer fruit - WATERMELON.

Yum.

I'd never painted watermelon before that I could remember, and I thought, "How hard could it be? Red, black, white and green. Uhm.....no. There are ribbons of color, patterns, highlights textures and things I never stopped to observe in a slice of watermelon. Probably because I was always too busy stuffing it into my mouth. I live in the desert. It's hot! We gobble down our cooling fruit. 

Anyway, it was a blast to paint and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. The painting, that is. And watermelon, too, of course. ;)


Saturday, December 15, 2018

!! Christmas Sale !!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Its been a great autumn, and I've been quite busy with new work. On my list for New Year is to accumulate enough work that I can launch a snazzy new website with it. But, until then, I have a bit more cleaning out of old work from the studio to do.

First, the new work. I revisited a favorite subject, the Monopoly board. Three new paintings went to Elliott Fouts Gallery at the start of the month.


 Clean as a (Train) Whistle - 10"x10" - acrylic on canvas - $275
painting comes framed
contact the gallery for purchase information


 Dog Catcher - 10"x10" - acrylic on canvas - SOLD


Quality Over Quantity - 10"x10" - acrylic on canvas - SOLD


Also at the gallery, three small oil and vintage currency collage paintings which I'd painted a while back but kept in my home studio for some time. I've sent them to Elliott Fouts to join other artists' pieces for their annual Small Gems exhibition currently on display. You can contact the gallery directly for purchase information of these, as well. 

The Three Graces - 6"x6" mixed media on hardboard panel - $200
painting comes framed


 Half & Half - 6"x6" - mixed media on hardboard panel - $200
painting comes framed


An Overwhelming Majority - 6"x6" - mixed media on hardboard panel - $200
painting comes framed


Okay, now for the work I have on hand in my studio. :) Just a quick note, for the rest of December (yes, I'm a little late getting this email out and Christmas is in 10 days, oops), I will provide FREE SHIPPING of the work below within the U.S. Shipping charges apply to all foreign shipments, however. Sorry!

Back from the summer exhibition at Eisenhauer Gallery, I have these four lovely florals in my possession, and they are looking for good homes. :)


In Bloom I - 12"x12" - acrylic on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas - $175
no framing required - wired & ready to hang
click here to purchase


In Bloom IV- 12"x12" - acrylic on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas - $175
no framing required - wired & ready to hang
click here to purchase


 In Bloom II - 12"x12" - acrylic on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas - $175
no framing required - wired & ready to hang
click here to purchase


In Bloom III - 12"x12" - acrylic on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas - $175
no framing required - wired & ready to hang
click here to purchase


I also have a couple larger pieces available! :)


 Aspiration - 18"x18" - oil on canvas - $250
3/4" stretched canvas - frame recommended but not required
click here to purchase


Cherries III - 20"x20" - oil on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas - $285
no frame required
click here to purchase


And three wine-themed works, as well. :)


Bordeaux - 12"x12" - oil on canvas - $175
painting comes framed (14"x14" in warm brown wood frame)
click here to purchase


 Green & White - 12"x12" - oil on canvas - $175
painting comes framed (17.5"x17.5" in black wood frame)
click here to purchase


Saving the Best for Last - 12"x12" - oil on canvas - $175
painting comes framed (14"x14" in warm brown wood frame)
click here to purchase


On that note, I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday season with the ones they love, and rings in the New Year in style!! I'll be back to post next month with new works available both through gallery and direct sale, and hopefully with a big update on that snazzy new website I keep chattering about. ;)


Monday, October 15, 2018

Cleaning House

Bouquet I - 12"x12" oil on 1/4" hardboard panel - framed - $225




Bouquet II - 12"x12" oil on 1/4" hardboard panel - framed - $225




Pretty Things II - 6"x6" - oil on canvas - $75




Anemone II - 6"x6" - oil on canvas - $75




 Anemone III - 6"x6" - oil on canvas - $75




Anemone IV - 6"x6" - oil on canvas - $75



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Cleaning house - clearing out the old and making room for the new. Above I have listed several previously completed paintings at discounted prices, pieces that I love dearly but need to move out of the studio to make room for new work. On that note...

It's been a good long while since I've posted to this blog. I had intended to phase it out some time back as social media has evolved to the point that traditional, standalone blogs are more or less things of the past. A new blog of sorts, more efficient and tied directly to a new website and storefront has been in the planning stages for well over a year and will go live by year's end. The delay in making that happen before now has everything to do with an unexpected health issue that cropped up in the Spring of 2017. It appears I am mildly allergic to oil paints. Go figure.

I quit working in oils except for very minor applications of the medium (while wearing a mask, no less) on paintings that are otherwise completely acrylic. Yep, I am now an acrylic painter. Never would have seen that one coming. I've spent the bulk of 2018 teaching myself how to paint in acrylic in a way that closely resembled what I was able to achieve in oil. Since August of this year, I have been a working artist again, completing several small commissions. I am also in the progress of creating a new body of work for my two main galleries and for direct sale. Those will be made available over the next 2-3 months.

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Examples of what I have been up to, lately:

Below are three acrylic paintings completed in September as a corporate commission for a new bespoke cocktail bar in Boston, the Better Sorts Social Club. It was a wonderfully fun project, particularly the design and completion of the tromp l'oeil painting below, titled 'Beantown'. I am grateful for being given the opportunity to have tested the waters of my new medium with these lively and fun subjects.


Beantown - 12"x12" - acrylic on canvas - commission


First Light - 12"x12" - acrylic on canvas - commission


With a Twist - 12"x12" - acrylic on canvas - commission


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Additionally, In July I began working with a new gallery on Martha's Vineyard. Eisenhauer Gallery is located in Edgartown, MA and currently has three new paintings I've created for them, seen below. If you are interested in any of these three pieces, please contact the gallery directly by clicking here.



In Bloom I - 12"x12" - acrylic on canvas - contact gallery


 In Bloom II - 12"x12" - acrylic on canvas - contact gallery


In Bloom IV - 12"x12" - acrylic on canvas - contact gallery

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I had created and kept a fourth painting from this series - seen below - titled In Bloom III. It is 12"x12" on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas, no framing required. I am making it available here on the blog for sale to my subscribers. If you are interested, please email me directly for pricing and shipping information.


In Bloom III - 12"x12" - oil on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas

Contact me directly for purchase information



Sunday, January 08, 2017

Happy New Year!!


untitled eggshell study - 4"x4" - oil on hardboard panel - $75 + shipping


First painting of 2017, an untitled cracked eggshell study. It seems humorously appropriate after a tumultuous 2016. I suspect we're all feeling a little cracked and brittle right now.

But it's also a symbol of a fresh, new start. I begin most days with eggs. I enjoy the ritual of preparation and the soft morning light pouring in through my kitchen window while I work at the stove. It's peaceful, and in that peaceful state I can contemplate what I want to accomplish with my day. In this instance, the little eggshell painting symbolizes my moment of contemplation about what I want to create in the New Year.

Happy New Year, everyone!! May your 2017 be filled with promise, success, vitality and love.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere!

 Snapdragons I  -  11"x14" -  oil on canvas  -  $150 + shipping





Ranunculus I  -  12"x12" -  oil on canvas  -  $125 + shipping





Freesia I  -  11"x14"  -  oil on canvas  -  SOLD




Protea I  -  12"x12" -  oil on canvas  -  $125 + shipping







Kicking off my long-overdue return to blogging, I'm offering up four of my favorite floral paintings, and doing so at discounted prices as a courtesy and a thank you to all those who've wondered and waited.

I've received many emails over the past year, asking what I've been up to. "Getting Healthy" has been my reply. It took some time to get back into working order again, but I am now in the studio and producing art, and it feels amazing. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and continued support. It's meant the world to me.


Sunday, November 09, 2014

Southwest Art Magazine




I am flattered and honored to have my work included as an Editor's Choice in the November 2014 issue of Southwest Art Magazine. Flattered and honored to the point that I really don't know what to say except "Thank you."


For the full article, please visit the link below: