News, news, news!
It’s my favorite season- Autumn and Halloween! To celebrate, I’ll be making my comeback to vending at Oddball Art Hall in November with lots of spooky art prints, originals, and vinyl stickers. Click HERE to go to the Facebook event page and RSVP.
And speaking of vinyl stickers, 2 new limited edition designs have just been released! There are just 10 of each of the newest designs- Sisters and Pumpkin Spice. Buy a Halloween sticker pack of 3 on the online store, or visit me at Oddball Art Hall to grab yours in person. Visit the online store HERE.
During the month of February I participated in Delaware Fun-a-Day 2019, a local draw-a-day challenge. This year, my theme was Library of Stories. Each piece was inspired by a book that I have a personal connection with. I used text from the books in each piece. It was part of the group show in early March on display at the Center for the Creative Arts.
The books the pieces were based off of include:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Wicked by Jeremy McGuire
Ariel by Sylvia Plath
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Death and Taxes by Dorothy Parker
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Night by Eli Wiesel
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Diaries by Anais Nin
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Poems by Paul Celan
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Click below to see photos and a digital gallery of the pieces.
I’m taking a little break in March from teaching classes so I can focus on creating some more original large-scale work. Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m not busy.
On Sunday, March 25th I’ll be participating in the All Kinds Pop-Up Art Exhibit happening at the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware. CLICK HERE to go to the Facebook event.
And a new painting. This was my first experience with both watercolor grounds and gold leaf flakes. For those who are unfamiliar with watercolor grounds, it’s a compound used to treat canvas to make it suitable for watercolor painting. This is great for playing with watercolor without worrying about framing a piece in order to display it.
Acrylic, watercolor, gold leaf on 16×20″ canvas.
“It’s Always Raining Somewhere”
Acrylic, watercolor, ink, and gold leaf on canvas
Pastel Portrait Class
Today I taught a pastel portrait class for beginners at Tulpehocken Exchange. It was the perfect activity for a rainy Saturday afternoon. It was an intimate group with creative folks including musicians and a sculptor. I taught them some basics using dry pastel and offered tips on facial proportions, color, the blending vs. texture balance, and various methods of achieving different styles. Pastels are a great way to get vivid, painterly affects. They’re a wonderful step into painting. (Or use on their own.) Check out the slideshow below to see photos from the class.
All Kinds Pop-Up Art Exhibit
My next show will be at the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware. It’s a pop-up exhibit “featuring artists that fall at ALL points on the weird spectrum.” CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook event. I hope to unveil some new pieces there.
Time/Date: March 25th, 12 – 4 PM
Location: Newark Arts Alliance
276 E Main St, Suite 102
Newark, Delaware 19711
More info on the Newark Arts Alliance can be found at newarkartsalliance.org .
Those who know me in person know that I have 2 ornery chinchillas that I love to pieces. I created this small watercolor painting of a chinchilla floral print. It’s now available on Society6 on phone cases pillows, travel mugs, stickers, and other projects. Personally, I think it’s perfect to show your chinchilla love with a snazzy phone case. You can visit my shop HERE Chinchilla Floral
Click on the image to go directly to the chinchilla floral products.
Tonight is the night! I’m debuting 30 pieces of art I created in the month of September as part of the Delaware Fun-A-Day project. Below is a slideshow of some of the pieces you’ll see there!
I’m excited to announce that I will be one of the 180 participants showing artwork at Delaware Fun-A-Day this year. I’ve participated in this challenge previously. The general gist for those who are unfamiliar with it is this: Artists are encouraged to create small pieces of art each day in the month of September. This year it will be shown as part of the First Friday art loop in Wilmington, Delaware on October 6th from 6 -9 PM. For more information visit my FACEBOOK PAGE or go DIRECTLY TO THE EVENT PAGE.
Quick and dirty details:
Date/Time: Friday, October 6th, 6 – 9 PM
Where: The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
In the meantime, here is a taste of the cut paper spookies I’ll be showing.