Monday, November 29, 2010

Two Art Shows In December

Two of my paintings will be in this juried art show. This is going to be a spectacular show with some of the best artists in the country participating including; Carol Marine, Greg LaRock, Debra Huse, Calving Liang, Rick Delanty, Frank Gardner, Kim Lordier, William Wray and so many others. This is one you won't want to miss!

6" x 6" Art Show
Randy Higbee Gallery
102 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

Event Dates: 12/4/2010 - 12/23/2010
Reception: 12/4/2010 • 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.


My painting titled "Pensive" will be available for sale at the Segil Fine Art Holiday show. This is a juried group art exhibit featuring small artwork that is 9 x 12 inches or smaller and is open to all subjects. These affordable paintings make wonderful holiday gifts.

Segil Fine Art Holiday Small Works Show
110 West Lime Avenue
Old Town Monrovia CA 91016
(626) 358-5563

Event Dates: 12/4/2010 - 12/31/2010
Reception: 12/4/2010 • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Set of 3 Holiday Note Cards

NEW note cards featuring my artwork are now available! Need a hostess gift for the holidays? Need a gift that's easy to ship? Note cards are the perfect solution! I will even gift wrap them and ship them for you, just let me know when you checkout. Individual cards and other designs are also available on my website.

Shown Here: Set of 3 Holiday Themed Note Cards

Size: 5 x 7 inches on glossy cardstock.

Note cards are blank inside. The set comes with 3 blank white envelopes.

Price: $8.70 includes shipping - CA residents, sales tax will be added to your total.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Village Lane In Tuscany

9 x 12 oil on canvas panel

Across the avenue from the small hilltop village of Cignano (pronounced Chin-ya-no) in Tuscany is this pretty lane. It leads to fields of olive trees and vineyards.

In my paintings I find that I gravitate toward scenes that have some evidence of people in them. While it's not a popular point of view, I do feel that we have a place in the land and I enjoy documenting the moments when our presence adds to the beauty of the landscape.

Which do you prefer, the pristine beauty of an untouched landscape or one where there is some evidence of humanity?

Also, I'm working on my first newsletter. If you would like to sign up to receive it there is a box on the left side of this blog. Subscribers will be the first to see new paintings fresh off my easel, have the opportunity to purchase them at a discount and receive news about upcoming shows. This form replaces my Feedburner sign up which never worked. So, if you signed up through Feedburner I would recommend using this new link.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fendt House

8 X 10 inch oil painting on canvas panel.


This was painted as a commission for a friend. Her thoughtful husband called me a month in advance to see if I would be willing to paint a portrait of their darling house. He was planning on surprising her at her birthday party, which I was lucky enough to be invited to. When she opened her gift and saw what it was she got misty-eyed and then, I did too. It was a rare and very special moment I was thrilled to be part of.

The painting now hangs in the living room of their house, adding more charm to an already charming home.

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