Spring Open Studios

PLEASE JOIN ME FOR SPRING OPEN STUDIOS!  COME OUT AND SEE SOME AMAZING ART AND MEET THE ARTISTS.  IT'S ALWAYS A GREAT TIME FOR ME TO SEE OLD FRIENDS AND MAKE SOME NEW ONES!

RECEPTION FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH 7PM - 11PM

OPEN STUDIOS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MARCH 21ST AND 22ND, NOON TO 5PM

744 ALABAMA, SAN FRANCISCO  BETWEEN 19TH & 20TH.  STUDIO 314

Smithsonian American Art Museum

For those who live in or near Washington D.C., I hope you were able to see The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. (there's still a few days - Through Feb 22nd.)

 For the rest of us, visit http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2014/birds/  to see a really wonderful show of birds in contemporary art.

 

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

Emily Dickinson

 

 

River Arts Center, Prairie du Sac, WI

My painting Wading and Waiting, is currently in the show "Wings and Water" at the River Arts Center in Prairie du Sac, WI.  The exhibit runs through May 6th.  I'm very happy to be included in this show. The "Wings and Water" theme seemed tailor made for me!  Birds are the main subject matter in my work, and so often in or around water.  I had a hard time deciding which piece to send.  In the end I felt Wading and Waiting well represented the theme of the show and my work.  I love working in gold.  It's a color and richness you cannot get any other way.  It unfortunately drives the cost up - but I feel it's worth it.

http://www.riverartsinc.org/wingswater-artists/

Spring Open Studios!

Reception Friday, April 4th 7PM - 11PM

Open Studios Saturday and Sunday, April 5th and 6th, noon to 5PM

744 Alabama, San francisco  between 19th & 20th.  Studio 314

Can't believe it's time for Spring Open Studios!  I really enjoy the event.  It's a great time for everyone to wander the building, and see new art.  You can talk to the artists and buy directly from their studios.  I'll be showing my lastest work.  It's a series of paintings of swallows in the evening sky. On my last trip to Naples, Italy I spent evenings watching the swallows dart through the air hunting dinner as the light faded and the stars came out. 

Tubac Center of the Arts

My painting Owl, is currently in the show "From the Earth" at the Tubac Center of the Arts in Tubac, AZ.  The exhibit focuses on art made from glass, clay or paper.  I'm excited to be in this show for a couple of reasons. There is something so basic about the mediums - sand, mud and plants and how over time humans have learned to make useful objects from them.  And then move beyond craft into art.  It's that line between craft and art that I find so interesting.

Owl

Oil paint, tinted varnish, 22 karat gold leaf and gilders silver on glass

My little piece of Italy in San Francisco

I’m crazy about Italy. 

I love the food, the art, the architecture.  Did I mention the food?

 I love how artisans can still make a living.  Their workmanship and the history of their crafts are still respected.  You can find people hand-carving frames.  Gilders restoring churches.  Glass blowers continue to work at the furnaces on Murano.  Little shops of cameo carvers.  Some of them are world famous and living treasures like Mario Talarico, who caries on the family tradition of making umbrellas by hand.  But most of them you will find in small workshops tucked away on some tiny alley doing what they love.  Seeking out these men and women during my travels is pure inspiration. 

I love Vespas!  Wandering the streets, whether dodging the crazy traffic of Rome or meandering a country road in Puglia, there are Vespas!  I think we all fell in love with the scooter when Gregory Peck took Audrey Hepburn for a spin around town in Roman Holiday.  Well I’m happy to report I am now one of the devoted.  I have my own little piece of Italy in San Francisco.

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Latest work!

I've just added seven new pieces to the website.  And still not every things here.  If there's a particular piece you'd want to see,  just let me know and I'll do my best to get you images.  Many thanks for your interest!

Many Thanks!

Thank you to all my friends who came to this falls Open Studios.  I hope you enjoyed the event.  I met some wonderful people and enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow artist. 

Open Studios scheduled for Fall

Fall open studio is planned for Sept 13th - 15th

Opening Reception :  Friday September 13th 7-11pm

Open Studio :  Sat & Sun September 14th -15th 12-5pm 

Come visit and see my new work influenced by my recent trip to southern Italy! 

 

 

New inspiration

Just back from three weeks in southern Italy.  A wonderful trip!  We met several artisans who where most generous sharing their time and showing us their work.  It fills my heart to see so many people keeping their craft alive and at such a high quality.  Many thanks to you all!  I came back so VERY inspired.  I'm hard at work on a pair of landscapes. Couldn't be happier or more full of ideas!

Open Studio

Please join me at the Spring Art Explosion Open Studios.   744 Alabama #314

Artists Reception Friday March 22, 7PM - 11PM

Open Studios Sat & Sun March 23, 24 12PM - 5PM