Now at Marquee...
Some of my art is now available at Marquee Asheville, located on Foundy Street in Asheville's River Arts District. Marquee Asheville describes itself as a gallery that "brings to life the nostalgic experience of entering a dramatic space featuring the excitement and talent of its over the top decor and creative vendors that set their stage with the wares that they sell." Those wares range from antiques and custom jewelry to hand-crafted furniture and, of course, fine art.
It adds that "Marquee is the culmination of a European street market with the colorful Asheville vibe."
Marquee Asheville is near the Grail Moviehouse and 12Bones restaurant.
To learn more, visit its website:
I started with
a blank 'canvas'...
... then added some favorites.
A 'home' at Trackside
A sampling of my artwork is on display at Trackside Studios, in Asheville's River Arts District, joining an eclectic blend of 30+ artists in virtually every medium, from pen-and-ink, watercolors and oils, to fabric and metal sculptures.
I often add or change paintings, so you may see quite a variation if you visit once and return another month. My art is in the separate studio just to the left of the entrance, and I'm usually there every Monday.
Trackside Studios is at 375 Depot St., toward the south end of the River Arts District (of which I'm now a member), just south of downtown Asheville,and is open every day from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. To learn more about RAD and Trackside, visit their websites: https://www.riverartsdistrict.com/ and http://www.tracksidestudios375.com/
Quite an 'Honor'
I'm pleased that my acrylic painting 'Still We Rise' was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League's 2022 Juried Show.
Sincere thanks to Juror Gwen Diehn, artist, author, and Emerita Professor in Art at Warren Wilson College, and show curator Donna Davis.
The exhibit, the league's first juried show since 2019, runs through Sept. 5th and features new work in all media created by member artists in the past three years. The league's Red House Studios & Gallery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 310 W. State St. in Black Mountain, NC
I'm also honored that it's also being used by the Ukrainian children's relief agency, This Child Here.
'Hope' in virtual exhibit
Another of my recent paintings, 'Hope,' was part of a virtual exhibit called 'Pandemic Art,' at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens in Ormond Beach, FL. Visit its website to see an amazing variety of media, all with a similar theme...
A Painting's 'Course'
I recently saw the enlarged print of my painting "Course of Nature" near Mission Hospital's ER in the hospital's new tower in Asheville, NC.
The building showcases artwork from 160 local and regional artists.
The original oil painting (on display at Trackside Studios) is 22" x 28," and was inspired by a photo taken by photographer Jack Ollis.
The 630,000-square-foot, $400 million medical facility has artwork on display on all 5 floors (4, 6, 7, 8 and 9), each based on five earthly elements -- earth, wood, water, metals and air.
And the lobby includes view screens that offer information about the artists.
To see this painting, as well as all of my art, just click on "home page."
My art was part of three exhibits through September 2019:
-- "Storm Surge" (right) was selected for the national juried exhibit "Landscapes & Seascapes" at 311 Gallery (http://311gallery.com) in downtown Raleigh;
-- "Cub Scout" (below) was part of the eclectic 2-dimensional exhibit "ALL ACCESS AVL" held by the Asheville Area Arts Council (https://ashevillearts.com) at The Refinery in Asheville, NC...
... and 30 of my paintings were on display at Jubilee! Community, also in Asheville (right).
I'm so honored to have been selected to participate at these venues, and hope you'll continue support their efforts if you're in the region.
Inspiration Makes Headlines
For "Course of Nature," I drew inspiration from an image captured by noted photographer Jack Ollis -- and the editor of the Black Mountain (NC) News was so intrigued that he published a photo of both the painting and the original photograph in January 2018... And that story was re-published in the larger Asheville Citizen-Times a few days later!
'Emerging Artists': March 2018
On March 11, 2018, the annual "Emerging Artists" exhibit at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts opened, and I was privileged to have one of my recent works, 'Lily Luminaria,' selected for display.
'Emerging Artists': March 2017
On March 12, 2017, Black Mountain Center for the Arts hosted its annual 'Emerging Artists' exhibit - a month-long opportunity for people to enjoy the works of students participating in classes led by renowned wildlife artist Bob Travers...
At left, my friend Regina Webster and I, alongside 'Wide Awake,' one of two paintings chosen for the exhibit - which caught the eye of a patron (above). At right is 'Sea Change,' another crowd favorite.
Jubilee! Community, September, 2017...
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017...
I was chosen (again!) as the Featured Artist for the month of September 2017 at Jubilee! Community Church on Wall Street in downtown Asheville. The free exhibit - in the Hospitality Room just inside the entrance - was open to the public weekdays and four Sundays (Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24).
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017...
I renewed my pledge to donate 10 percent of all sales proceeds to Jubilee! and 20% to relief efforts for victims (human and animal) of hurricanes Harvey and Irma...
Both before and after the two celebrations, many people stopped to view my works, and some paintings were given a 'thumbs up' by other artists.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017...
The second Sunday of the month-long exhibit saw interests in several "groupings" of paintings, ranging from colorful seasons and thought-provoking renderings, to the links between heaven and Earth.
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017: Opening Day
On opening Sunday, my newer works seemed to draw as much attention as previous paintings. Several complimented my "use of light and shadows" in many creations.
Asheville Exhibit: Sept. 4-25, 2016
I was joined by friend Martha Little for a month-long exhibit in the Hospitality Room of Jubilee! Community in downtown Asheville. Here's a look at some of the highlights...