Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Featured Artist at Artists Workshop Gallery During July

My art will be featured at Artists Workshop Gallery, 810A Central Avenue in Hot Springs, for the month of July.  My opening reception will be on Gallery Walk Evening: Friday, July 4, from 5 to 9 p.m.  I hope you'll be able to drop by, say Hello, and enjoy the art.

I will be showing many new paintings of all sizes, including seascapes and landscapes.  Both paintings accepted for the 2008 and 2009 Arkansas Artists Calendars published by the Governor's Mansion Association will be on display.  I also have done several new paintings of Hot Springs landmarks.  I'll also have many matted, unframed paintings available.

If you can't make it on July 4, my paintings will be on display all month at the gallery; the hours are 11 - 5, Monday through Saturday.  This is the last major exhibit that I have planned for this year, so I hope you don't miss it.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Commission For My Church

Several months ago, the United Methodist Women of Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church requested that I do a painting of the church for use as the cover image for their 2008 cookbook.  Like all commissions, it was a bit of a struggle, as it needed to be more realistic, or "architectural", than my normal style, and it had to be in a vertical format to fit the cover, even though the church is a low, rambling building.  I painted a large sky and foreground to provide space for the text planned for the cover.  I completed the painting in April, and once we were sure my image of the painting was acceptable to the printing company, I framed the painting (half-sheet size) and presented it to my pastor, Mike Morey.  Everyone who has seen the image or the actual painting seems to like it.  It feels good to be able to use my art in service of my church.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Paintings of Hot Springs

Over two years ago I did six paintings of Hot Springs - five of the bathhouses, and one of the three "ladies of court", the well-known pastel-colored houses on Court Street.  They all sold fairly quickly.  Recently, I decided to do a few more Hot Springs paintings, shown here.  All can also be viewed in the gallery on my website, and most will be shown in my upcoming exhibit as featured artist for July in Artists Workshop Gallery.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Painting Chosen for 2009 Artist Engagement Calendar

This week, I was notified that my painting Seen Better Days has been chosen for the 2009 Artist Engagement Calendar to be published by the Arkansas Governor's Mansion Association.  Over 320 artists from across the state entered work that was judged by out-of-state jurors, and 88 were chosen for the calendar.  This is the second year that an artist calendar is being published, and the second year I have been chosen for this honor.