Thursday, February 26, 2015

Coming March 1st!

I'm so excited to have been invited to join a group of artists starting up Side Show Art - at
 The idea is to create small "painting-a-day" paintings that are available for sale online.  I often get requests for smaller, more affordable artworks.  The truth is I love to paint BIG, but I realize not everyone has room for a 3 x 5 foot painting...  And now that I've been playing around with these, I'm finding they're a lot of fun!  

I'll be going live on the site March 1st.  Take a look then : )

Here's one of the little 8" x 10" paintings that will be available.  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Painting-A-Day Road Trip! Woo too!

I've been dreaming of a Cross-Country road trip for a long time.  Now that fuel prices are down and I have a window of open time, I'm gonna go for it.  I started making plans and talking with friends and family about where to go… 

I was trying to figure out an art component to the trip and was toying with the idea of a "Painting-A-Day" which some artists do to get a series going.  It seemed a bit of a challenge to commit to that… then I contacted the director of the Craven County Arts Council and she nudged me to commit by agreeing to a show of the resulting paintings a year from the start of my trip - next May-June (2016) at the Bank of the Arts.  OK!  Now I'm committed and I'm all jazzed and full of ideas.

This is going to be a blast… Stay tuned…

Sal and Theo and Mz. Mary MAC (Mobile Art Condo)

But in the meantime, I need to focus and prepare for my upcoming show in Tallahassee Florida April 18-19, the Chain of Parks Art Festival!  That's going to be loads of fun.  Looking forward to it!

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Its been an incredible week… I need time to process it and report back to you, but in the meantime I will leave you with this:

"When you start working, everybody is in your studio—the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas—all are there. But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you're lucky, even you leave." -John Cage

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Art from the Heart

I hope you can join us at the Art from the Heart Reception of the Arts Council of Carteret County tomorrow night (Friday, Feb 20) at 5:30 in the Morehead City Plaza.  I entered a couple pieces this year.  Here's one of them - "If You Only Knew" - she seems like she has a secret… The show has a lot of great work this year!

Update:  One of my pieces garnished an Award of Excellence at the show, and it sold.  Yay!  It's below, "If I'd Only Known."

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Work

I've been busy at work.  Taking several paintings up to Baxter's Fine Art Gallery in New Bern today - here's a 30 x 30 I'm taking to them...

Update March 4:  Just heard that this painting sold.  yay!