If you have not been to the Irvine Fine Arts Center, it is time to go. This community center is known for their ceramic studio, jewelry, photography, and art classes in various media. The spacious art gallery windows look out onto Heritage Park and create a perfect setting for rotating art exhibits.
Two of my paintings were juried into the All Media 2014. LastTree in the City and The Last Horsewere painted after I visited a stable in San Jan Capistrano. Stately old oak trees are being relocated while barns and arenas are being removed to make way for new development. Earth movers noisily roam the dusty hillsides of the rapidly disappearing open space.
What a perfect night for the First Thursday Art Walk of Fall. Crowds walked the street on Gallery Row stopping to carefully look at my latest series of mixed media narratives. They are painted with acrylic, gesso, pencils, inks, charcoal, metallic powder, and collage. I have always been an experimental artist who loves to create paintings worth exploring.
Evidence of Man's Presence in an Imagined Landscape
Come out to the Sept 4th First Thursday Art Walk on Gallery Row. You can stop in The Laguna Art Museum just across the street after you see my show at Sandstone Gallery. The free trolley will be running all evening for your convenience.
It is always fun to see the Festival ground's gradual transformation from winter calm to summer excitement. Here is my BOOTH 137, in the middle, just beyond the information wall as you enter the main gate. You'll see my name on the beige wall. I will be showing a new series of paintings titled, COMMUNITY. Can't wait to show you!
This is Victor, the best booth-construction-builder ever. He's putting finishing touches on the storage closet. Below are a couple of small paintings I'll be hanging on that narrow door. You are the first to see!
Laguna Beach City Hall hosted the Art-To-Go fundraiser exhibition to help artists in need. Donations of art were generously shared by Festival of Arts artists for this long-standing tradition. Here is my addition to the outstanding selection available for purchase during the summer Festival.
"Village Below" Acrylic on canvas, 12x12 framed
I am proud to have been juried into the
National Watercolor Society 2014 All Member Exhibition.
The juror chose eighty water media paintings from several hundred applications to be on display at the NWS Gallery in San Pedro, CA until Aug 17. Saturday's opening reception was a beautiful display of inventive and masterfully executed works on paper.
The first Art Walk of Spring in Laguna Beach was fabulous. Crowds filled the Skylight Room at Sandstone Gallery anxious to talk about my abstracted landscapes on canvas. I love answering questions about my inspiration, materials, colors, travel, and, yes, even my framer! All of this inquiring means visitors are really looking. And, you must look very closely
to see all the detail hidden in these imagined narratives.
Here are a few photos from the evening....
I enjoyed seeing my clients and meeting new friends.
Thank you to everyone who visited Sandstone Gallery Laguna.
I'll be hanging my April show on Tuesday. Sandstone Gallery Skylight Room Exhibition opens Wednesday and runs through April 28. Opening reception is during the Laguna Beach Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. Stop by if you can or any time during the month. I'd love to see you!
I have been consumed with painting a new body of mixed media works on paper. The theme of these paintings revolves around the idea of community, its structures, people, and colorful passages. I look forward to presenting it to you beginning July 6. Meantime, you can view the first group on FOAPOM.COM.