Category: Acrylic


I was a little hesitant when Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invited me to participate in their ‘What a Difference a Day Makes” 24 hour art challenge but I simply can not resist a good challenge.  Especially one that benefits a good cause.  24 artists were instructed to create an original work of art in a 24 hour period that was based on our selection of 3 out of 7 prompts that were revealed to us early in the morning of our assigned painting day.  A film crew visited us in our studio at some point during the day and captured us working on our creations.  For details about the challenge go to http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com    The works are to benefit Very Special Arts Brevard and info about that organization can be found at http://www.vsabrevard.org   Our day started at 6 am when we received our prompts and I painted well into the evening.  The result is “Choices” a 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas which incorporates the prompts “Just Passing Through”,  “Metamorphosis”,  and “Horizon Line” from a list that included “Shattered”, “Rare”, “Song in Action”, and “Flourish”  It is currently hanging at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery and I’m looking forward to the film premiere and gala reception on the 15th of this month.  I’d love to know what you think about this piece and the concept of the challenge.  Please leave me a comment.

Choices

Choices

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For quite a while now I’ve been working to bring my art to a new place.  My abstracts have been very successful but the next step I wanted to reach was to incorporate some figures into them.  I’ve been taking life drawing lessons and sketching figures to get comfortable with the body’s shapes and proportions The Beachcombersand I finally put the two together in my latest painting “The Beachcombers”   This painting has already won the Mayor’s Award and a Merit Award at Central Brevard Art Association’s 11th Annual Cape Canaveral show.  When I posted it on my fb page I got more responses than ever!  I hope you like it.  Feel free to comment.  I am currently working on a follow-up piece so we’ll see how that one does.  I hope this is not just a one hit wonder but you never know.

“The Beachcombers” is a 30″ x 30″ acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

This month I am honored to be the Artist of the Month in Citywide Arts & Entertainment (Space Coast, June 2012) magazine.  My painting “Night Tide” is on the cover and inside there is a two page spread with photos of  two other paintings, “Symbolism” & “Harbor Lights”.  Pick up your free copy at Art Gallery of Viera, at The Avenue, Viera.

Also, a picture of my painting “Awaiting the Storm” can be found on page 38 of On View Magazine.  You can check it out at

http://issuu.com/onview/docs/on_view_06-07.2012/39#share

Award winning acrylic painting

Night Tide

Things have been so busy lately that I’ve not been able to keep up with blogging.   Art Gallery of Viera’s move and getting settled in, followed by my search, as Central Brevard Art Assoc.’s scholarship chair, for a recipient for the 2012 Youth Scholarship Award has thrown me way behind.  But here is a pic of our new gallery location.  It is so nice now to have all of our artists able to present their work in their own individual space.  Tomorrow, I’ll be removing my work from the Cocoa Library, and I’ll be bringing new work to the gallery next week.  My recent 1st Place Award at Titusville Art League’s show has me totally excited to get busy creating some new work and I just found out that Paula Steere will be starting her Life Drawing classes at the Satellite Beach Rec. Center this coming Tuesday.

First off, here are pics of my work at the Central Brevard Reference Library.  These will be on display through Wednesday, April 25th.

Coming up this weekend is Titusville Art League’s 48th Annual Spring Show.  Registration is tomorrow, Thursday 29th from 10 am- 8 pm.  Awards reception will be Saturday 30th 6-9 pm.  Be sure to check it out at The Parrish Medical Center at 951 North Washington Ave. (US 1)  I have a new painting I’ll be entering there so you’ll have to let me know what you think of it.

On Saturday, April 14th, Art Gallery of Viera will host a reception for “Imagine” from 6-9 pm.  Don’t miss the fun!  We’ll have a few guest artists exhibiting with the members, and you’ll really like their work

This weekend I will be at the Cocoa Beach Country Club for the Central Brevard Art Association’s “For the Love of Art” show & sale.

Hours are: Saturday, February 18th,  10-5  &  Sunday, February 19th,   noon-4       All are welcome.

And a follow-up on my last post, my acrylic painting “Tempest” received a Merit Award at the Strawbridge Art League’s “Vision 2012” show last weekend.

Hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

My acrylic painting “Tempest” will be among the artwork on display at the Strawbridge Art League’s Vision 2012 art show.    The show, at The Henegar Center for the Arts, located at 625 E. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, Fl.  is opening  on February 11th at 5:30 pm. with an Academy Award style ceremony.   Tickets for the show are $5.

A free reception follows at 6:30   Come join me for an evening with the art and artists.

Tempest

New Book!

I’m so excited!  I finished my first picture book of my paintings and I’m expecting it to arrive on the 20th.  It’s titled “Driven to Abstraction”, subtitle “A Voyage of Discovery”.  I can’t wait to see how it turned out!  It’s full of pictures of my recent abstract paintings.  If you’d like to check it out, here’s the link.   www.blurb.com/books/2886765   Hope you like it.  Let me know what you think.

Acrylic on illustration board

Night Tide

acrylic on paper
Masquerade Ball

My latest series of paintings is on display now at Art Gallery of Viera, located at The Avenue, Viera.

The Celebration Series includes “Masquerade Ball” (at right), “Opening Night”, and “Bon Voyage”.  Mingled in with these larger paintings are some of my smaller acrylic abstracts including my latest works, “Humanity Sea”, “The Crossing”, and “Awaiting the Storm”.
Last weekend, one of my small abstracts, “Night Tide” above left, received a Merit Award at Strawbridge Art League’s juried show, Water.  It can be seen at the Henegar Center for the Arts, located at 625 E. New Haven Ave. in Melbourne, Florida through January 22nd, 2012.
This weekend, I am exhibiting with the Central Brevard Art Association at their 6th annual Heritage Isle Holiday Art Show.  The show is at the Heritage Isle Community Clubhouse, (a beautiful ballroom setting) at 6800 Legacy Boulevard, Viera, Florida. To get there, take the Wickham Rd. exit from I-95 and go west past the traffic circle. Continue west and you’ll find the Heritage Isle community on the right side of Wickham. The show will be open Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm and on Sunday the 13th from noon till 4:00 pm. 
 
 

Finally

Bon Voyage

I think the thing I like best about doing a series of paintings is that you can set a goal and (hopefully) achieve it.  The feeling of accomplishment helps me get through whatever other stuff I have to do.  This is a short series, but it seemed like it took forever.  I guess that makes the taste of being finished even sweeter.  Bon Voyage completes my series that has included Opening Night and Masquerade Ball.  All bright and festive and so different from the work I’m doing the rest of the time.  For some reason, I feel like having a glass of wine.
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