Commissions

This year I’ve been fortunate to work on commissions for several people.  Each has been a pleasure to work on and I really can take the time to personalize and tailor an artwork for the people who receive it.  As an emerging artist I welcome commissions. It gives me a chance to take on someoneContinue reading “Commissions”

A good time was had by all

This Saturday was “Second Saturday” at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.  I decided to be more of a facilitator this time around and provide a free make and take workshop for anyone.  It was great! I had about 50 participants come in and hang out, while creating really beautiful pieces of art, allContinue reading “A good time was had by all”

For your viewing pleasure: Artist at Work

I finally found my tripod.  So I decided to film a time-lapse video of me working in my studio.  I’m actually completely done with the collage portion of this GIGANTIC mixed media painting.  I can’t wait to work on the other parts of it. This video is about half hour of work collapsed into aboutContinue reading “For your viewing pleasure: Artist at Work”

The wall

This week I decided I wanted to tackle something large.   Not just4x6 feet large, like a whole wall large.  I somehow ended up with this canvas that has been sitting in my basement for years and decided to finally do something with it.  I unrolled it, put grommets in the top so I could someContinue reading “The wall”

New Series…beginning

After a wonderful opening this weekend at the Workhouse Arts Center, I am back at it again.  This time I’ve decided to work on some wood.  I ordered some cypress wood rounds, and decided to go back to using some thread.  So I don’t know if this qualifies as a painting.  Right now it seemsContinue reading “New Series…beginning”

New work on view tomorrow!

Come see new work at the Workhouse Arts Center.  I’m really proud of this body of work.  18 new pieces on wood.  18 rivers of the world represented.  When I started creating these works my goal was to experiment with the textures of the wood.  How would the washes lay on top of the grain? Continue reading “New work on view tomorrow!”

Work time

So, it actually feels like summer in this part of the world right now.  For so long we’ve been really lucky in having a warm, but not hot and humid, summer. Until now.  But that’s ok.  It just makes me want to go to the studio a whole lot more.   I had some time offContinue reading “Work time”

Creating my own virtual world

Are you tired of the Pokemon phenomenon yet?  It takes me back to when I started teaching and had to take away all the Pokemon pongs during class because the sixth graders were out of control with their virtual games.  It seems like Pokemon is a good distraction for some, but what about art?  ArtContinue reading “Creating my own virtual world”

New ideas

I’ve been playing around with some new ideas, and I think I’m liking it.  One of the benefits of having this studio and time out in the community at P22 is that I get to practice art.  Right?  I mean if you want to be good at something, you have to keep practicing, exploring andContinue reading “New ideas”

Accepted!

This piece has been accepted into the Third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Exhibition!  I just dropped it off today and can’t wait to view the entire show in September.  Artists from the surrounding areas will be featured in the BMRE from September 18- December 31, 2016.  I hope to see you there at the openingContinue reading “Accepted!”