Collaborations

My friend and fellow Indianapolis artist Kat Silver asked me if I would be interested in doing some collaborations for a local exhibit.  I absolutely LOVE her work, so I jumped at the chance.  She is a very skilled artist with a wonderful sense of whimsy, so we decided I would do the background landscapes, which are what I do best, and she would finish it with people, animals, etc., depending on what the piece looks like it needs.  I can’t wait to see what we come up with.  I think my part is finished, and now Kat will add her lighthearted magic!

Here’s the start of part 2:

Beach collaberation getting startedBeach collaberation update

Edible Schoolyard online auction

Edible Schoolyard is a fantastic program at First Line charter schools in New Orleans.  The kids are involved in every level of planning and maintaining the gardens, and the food is prepared at their cafeterias, where young folks interested in the culinary arts can work with local chefs to prepare the foods they have grown and harvested.  Their online auction is open for bidding, and there are some fantastic hand painted watering cans for bid, including one by yours truly.  Check it out:

 

watering can for edible schoolyard

http://www.501auctions.com/esynola2017/item/491567

 

Sunset in Cypress Grove

I’m getting close to finishing this big boy: 30″ x 40″- another one inspired by New Orleans news anchor and photographer John Snell.  I hope to have it ready for exhibit at Art of The Ages at The Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis.  The opening reception is tomorrow evening from 6:00-9:00.  Come by and say hello!

Spring Art Market

I will be one of the vendors at this fun spring event!  Below are some of the paintings that will be for sale, if they’re not sold before then!  Please come out and join us.

 

Location: The Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 2720 East 86th St (Keystone at the Crossing)

April 8, 2017: Easter Egg Hunt, food, games, bouncy houses and other fun family activities. Please come join us and check out all the unique, original art for sale!

Midwest Winter Sunrise

I just finished and signed this 12 x 24″ acrylic on canvas.  It’s from a photograph by Ohio artist and photographer Shannon Godby, who has generously given me his permission to use the photo for inspiration.  It was fun experimenting with glaze.

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This is the most recent update.  I’m fairly pleased with it so far!

RED exhibit

I’m excited to say that this painting was accepted for the upcoming RED exhibit at the Raymond James Stutz Gallery in Indianapolis.  This my first juried exhibit, and my third exhibit at the Stutz Gallery in downtown Indianapolis.  It will be for sale after the exhibit.  If you’re in the area, come by on Friday, February 3rd.  The address is 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis IN 46202.

New Year = New techniques & new knowledge

In keeping with my resolution to really focus on my art this year, I’ve tried a new approach to a painting, and I’m experimenting with glazing.  I’m probably not doing it right, but I think it’s something that requires practice.  I also signed up for a teaching course on the business side of being a professional artist.  I’m hoping the investment is worthwhile and can get me more exposure, and of course, more sales.  I’m hoping to have at least one of these three paintings in the Stutz exhibit for February, and I’ll have some of my art at Sacred Roots Midwifery and Birth Center for the next few months.  Wish me luck.

 

I’ll keep you posted!