I started working on drawings for this painting after the elections and began painting after Trump’s inauguration. This was a way to express feelings about this disaster of the impending dismantling of our environmental safeguards and actions to prevent climate change.
I have two paintings in the Oceanside Museum of Art’s group show “ARTIST ALLIANCE AT THE MUSEUM 2017“ up until August 27, 2017.
I’m having a solo show San Carlos Branch Library Show October 5 – November 28 2015 from October 5 – November 28 2015 at our local library community room, approximately 25 paintings, primarily of suburban landscapes of my neighborhood and the nearby mountain park, Mission Trails. There will be an Artist reception on Saturday October 17th 12:30-2:30 pm.
I will also be participating in a group show Santa Ysabel Art Gallery in Santa Ysabel (Near Julian – 30352 Highway 78 at Highway 79 — For information call 760.765.1676) Also participating in this group show is Jane Culp
I’ve pleased to announce that I will be having a solo show of 30 landscapes (urban, rural and in-between) oil paintings of San Diego and Italy this July 29th-August 16 at the Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea – NYC, NY. The opening is on Thursday July 31 – from 5pm – 8pm
The show’s title, “In and Out of Sight”, reflects the fact that much of my recent work was done both on site and in the studio; from observation and from invention. Some paintings discovered insights into certain visual-emotional connections as well as a few that just felt out of sight.
The paintings done over multiple sittings evolved from scraping the paint off and on – forms coming in and out of sight and gradually coalesce into a unified whole. Some of the works are paintings that I had started previously on site and then reopened them up for studio work, a few I brought back and forth, combining studio inventions with on-site observation.
I hope any readers who are in NYC during this time will be able to come to the opening and/or send me an email and I may be able to meet you there as I will be in NYC for two weeks after the show starts.
Below is a sampling of work that will shipped for the show. I still have several paintings for show that still need to be photographed – once I do I will update this post with them here. (all images below have larger version when clicked)
In case anyone is curious about what I’ve been up to, here’s the latest. I was contacted by a book publisher in the UK a couple of months ago and asked if I would consider writing a book on composition in painting. I decided to go for it and I’m now busy writing and planning. It’s not a sure thing though, the process has tight deadlines and needs further approval before (and if) it get published. I’m thrilled to spend so much time researching composition in painting and even if the book doesn’t get published it will have been worth it. The down side is that I have no time to paint and constantly wanting to throw my computer out the window!
Just putting the finishing touches on my website to compliment the start of my new affiliation with the Noel-Baza Fine Art gallery who will now be representing my work in San Diego. Their gallery will be putting up a two-person show this October, which will include many of my landscapes painted in Italy this summer as well as various recent landscapes and cityscapes of San Diego.
This 2-person show will also be showing the terrific abstract paintings by Theresa Vandenberg-Donche.
An opening reception is planned for Thurs. Oct. 10th 6:30 – 9:30pm. also, there is another reception for the general public the following evening (Kettner Nights), Friday Oct 11th 6-9pm.