Sunday, March 18, 2018
Giving my paintings names is very difficult for me. Just calling it "untitled" is a bad idea for me because it would create a lot of confusion when talking about a specific piece. I would have to sit there and describe it in many sentences whereas a title gets right to the point. In fact, some of my titles include a description of one of the aspects of the painting such as "purple sky" or "yellow roof". The title of this painting is "Dusk". I gave it this title because the light in it is dim such as when the sun sets just below the horizon just before it gets dark. This painting will be for sale at the 25th Annual ART-tini Auction benefit at Harris Stanton Gallery in Akron from April 5th to April 12th. More info at: www.HarrisStantonGallery.com
Saturday, December 30, 2017
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that supports Public Programs in the Arts and I am very happy and grateful to say that I am a 2017 recipient of the Individual Excellence Award. I would like to thank the Ohio Arts Council, State Legislators and everybody responsible for supporting this program. Website link: www.oac.ohio.gov
Monday, October 23, 2017
It's nearing the end of October and the weather is going to take a slide into cooler temperatures. It's been warm and pleasant up until now, which has been welcoming. However, winter is coming soon here in northeastern Ohio and I don't want to think about it. Lately, I've been thinking how the weather affects the art that I do. My favorite season to paint is the obvious one, summer. When I work outside it has its drawbacks too. When I gesso or paint a background color on my panels if they are flat on the ground then debris falls on them, leaves and bugs fly into the panels horizontal or vertical.
Come join the party! "Red Maple" was juried into the Columbus Museum of Art Women's Board 2018 biennial fundraiser "An Evening with Art". It will be held on March 3, 2018 at the Columbus Museum of Art, with proceeds dedicated to children's and family programming. For more information please go to the website:
Sunday, September 3, 2017
This painting I did as a commission from my original version which was 3ft x 4ft. The commission is 24in x 30in and it turned out nicer in its compact version since it is very minimal. The original idea for this painting was to depict the house with a very limited colors using only shades of red and white.
This photo is called "Tape Rose" for a specific reason. This "flower" formed naturally from discarded tape that I use for my paintings. After I pull of the tape off of my paintings I roll the tape in a ball and throw it away. The last group of paintings I didn't throw away the tape rolls individually but I kept sticking them together because it reminded me of a sculpture. And as I was going to throw away all the tape I noticed a flower had formed in one of the rolls so I took a photo of it. It was an interesting occurrence and a nice surprise. Also, it made its way to a photography show at the Summit Art Space this summer called "Photography Now".