Sunday, December 27, 2020

Closing out a Gnarly Year


Coda, oil on canvas

Coda, 6 x 12 inch oil on canvas
My final "mini" painting for 2020

Wow, for as gnarly as this past year was, it still seemed to go by quickly. On many occasions, I was confused about what day of the week it was because many of the days blurred together without my usual schedule of art shows and exhibitions to anchor my awareness. But as I look back, I am extremely grateful for the work I was able to create and for being able to remain healthy.

I want you to know how much I appreciate your support of my artwork. With your help, I got through a year that sometimes seemed overwhelming and mystifying. 

Like many of you, these past months forced me to evolve and to innovate. I enjoyed showing my Knoxville studio and new paintings to you through live online shows. I upgraded my web site to offer you better ways to see my artwork. I also tapped into my old video and film production skills to share more about my artistic process and to stay connected with you via social media.

I’m optimistic about the year ahead. I have some cool, new ideas that I’ll be working on and I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to travel to some of my outdoor art shows later in the year following the vaccine rollout. Until then, please know that I’m deeply grateful for your interest in what I do. I look forward to sharing more landscape and cityscape paintings with you in 2021.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

25 Days of Minis - Study, Apollo at Night

Study, Apollo at Night

Study, Apollo at Night
8 x 12 inch oil on panel

Today marks the first day of 25 Days of Minis. Every day through December 25, 45 artists will release a new piece. Be sure to subscribe to the Daily Digest to get the new release in your morning mailbox. It’s always great to begin your day with a selection of original artwork!

What is 25 Days of Minis? It's a well-curated group of artists who get together in December to each share one small artwork every day until Christmas - providing you with artwork sized perfectly for gifting and collecting!

Behind the scenes, we are all working together to make amazing art, run our small businesses, help each other grow and learn, and be better artists. ⁠So many of our collectors look forward to exploring the new work each day of December - finding the beauty and inspiration of the art a welcome respite in their holiday schedule. 

Study, Apollo at Night, in a satin black frame

To kick off this year's exhibition, I'm featuring an iconic landmark from one of my favorite cities, Study, Apollo at Night (8 x 12 inch oil on panel) in Harlem. Given the year that has been, I couldn't think of a better way to start this new exhibition than with a celebration of New York City.