I've been busy in the studio working on lots of new paintings! To celebrate the onset of spring and summer, I've completed some botanical paintings of tulips, like the piece shown here, Three More Tulips, 30 by 30 inches, Acrylic painting on panel. To check out more botanical artwork, click here.
Today I visited the beautiful Peppermint Farm in Perkasie, PA, the site of the 44th Bucks County Designer House & Gardens. This year, a portrait of me painted by the amazingly talented Tom Gass graces the upstairs hallway. It was such fun to visit the house and see my more beautiful self rendered in oil paint hanging on the wall. Tom's paintings fill the upstairs halls and are a treat for the eyes. (To see more of his work, click here.) The interior designers for this year's house include Peggy Pook Oehler and Victoria Guillot, and downstairs in the dining area is a mural by Carol Nagel. All the designers did such gorgeous work on this house, so if you are in the area, it is well worth a visit! The house will be on display until May 26, 2019. For more information, click here.
I am participating again this year in the annual Postcards from the Edge exhibit, hosted by Visual AIDS, as I do most years. All artworks are postcard size works and are available for sale for $85 to benefit Visual AIDS.
Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS is a contemporary arts organization committed to raising AIDS awareness by producing visual arts projects, exhibitions, public forms, and publications. They also assist artist living with HIV/AIDS.
The exhibit will take place at Bortolami, 39 Walker Street, New York, NY, February 22-24, 2019. Preview party: Friday, 6 - 8pm. Sale: Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12 - 4.
If you are in need of last minute gift ideas, check out the beautiful holiday gift guide from Page Bond Gallery. There's a great selection of works for $1000 & under, including ceramics by Piero Fenci, works on paper by Jim Bumgardner, and paintings by yours truly (pg.57-59).
Opening today is Lovely as a Tree, a group exhibit at D&R Greenway Land Trust at the Johnson Education Center in Princeton, NJ. The show features a multitude of artworks that focus on the beauty and majesty of trees—surely something we can all celebrate! There will be an artists' reception Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and the show runs through January 25, 2019. (Mon - Fri, 9 - 5 pm)
For the past 30 years, D&R Greenway Land Trust has been preserving land and sustaining native species in New Jersey. During that time, they have preserved over 20.000 acres of land. To find out more about D&R Greenway and their lectures, exhibits and other programs, click here.
I am honored that the wonderful poet Rob Carney chose one of my paintings to grace the cover of his new work, The Book of Sharks, from Black Lawrence Press. This new volume shows off his talent and sensitivity with poignant, beautifully written, accessible poems that explore our relationship with the natural world, including several that delve into our troubled history dealing with sharks. His writing has a timeless, mythical quality to it. Even if you don' t usually understand poetry, Rob's poems are well worth a read! In the words of author Dean Rader, "Rob Carney's trenchant, probing poems circle around the self, not so much sensing blood but, perhaps even more dangerously, searching for understanding." We could all benefit from a little more understanding, don't you think?
I am pleased to be included in the members' show at the beautiful Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. The exhibit highlights the talents of a great many artists living in Hunterdon County and beyond. Works were chosen by Michael Bzdak, Global Director of Employee Engagement at Johnson & Johnson. The members exhibit coincides with the Lace Not Lace show, featuring the amazing Carriage of Lost Love by Lieve Jerger, a life sized carriage made of copper wire, and a display of Walter Chandoha's photographs, including some fantastic images of New York City from the 1940's and 50's. Plan a trip to the Hunterdon Art Museum soon to see this trio of shows—you'll be glad you did! Exhibits run through January 6, 2019.
I am participating in the exhibit at Phillips' Mill again this year. The show promises to be an interesting one, including works by some of Buck's County's finest artists. The opening reception for artists and patrons will take place Friday, September 21, from 5 to 7:30 pm at Phillips' Mill, 2619 River Road, New Hope, PA. The exhibit is open to the public from 1 to 5 pm daily, through October 28. ($5/adults, $4/seniors, $2/students) I hope to see you there!
I am excited to announce that my work will be featured in Cabinet of Curiosities, this year's invitational exhibition of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. The upcoming exhibit will run from September 13 to November 11, 2018 at the historic Athenaeum in Old Town, Alexandria, with an opening reception Sunday, September 16, from 4 to 6pm. The work of many prominent artists from the DC area will be featured. It is sure to be a fantastic show! The Athenaeum is located at 201 Prince Street in Alexandria, VA, and is open to visitors Thursday through Sunday, 12-4pm. Entry is free.
Saturday, July 14 marks the opening of Art of the Northeast at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, with a reception from 6 to 8pm. Thw show was curated by Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine curator of contemporary art at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford. Several dozen artists from the Northeast are included, highlighting the diverse range of talent in the region. The exhibit runs through August 25. To see a catalog of the exhibition, click here.