Monday, December 5, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
At the opening for my exhibit at the Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, a local film maker, John Thornton, interviewed me about my work. It was a wonderful opening event, and lots of fun to talk to John. We had been friends and classmates back in the seventies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. I was thrilled to see the results of his filming and I will post the link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bscwamkE6aQ
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Over the summer, MLG member, Eliza Auth, took part in an auction to benefit the Boothbay Region Land Trust. Her painting "Summer's End", along with work by wonderful painters like Donald Demers and Tony van Hasselt, raised a substantial amount of money to help preserve the land in this state we love to paint.
Monday, October 3, 2011
We arrived on Monhegan Saturday with a smooth crossing and gorgeous weather. Alex and I are enjoying two new painters in our house this year. Sue Braswell an old painting partner of mine from the Art League in Alexandria and Linda Brandon a fellow portrait painter of Alex’s. Fellow Maine Landscape Guild artists Mary Walsh and Eliza Auth will be coming next week to the island. Nancy Bea Miller has gone off to grad school! Judy Carducci, Greer Jennison, and Carrie Lewis have also joined us and they are staying at the Monhegan House.
Island life of course can be fun. I had totally forgotten that my phone actually goes dead in it quest to search for service. We really feel like official islanders as we have now outlived the propane crunch. It gets down to basics. If we want to cook then we don’t bathe or have heat!
Gull Cove where Alex, Sue, and I painted the lovely pool of water, the cliffs, and the rolling surf. The sun broke through in bits and pieces creating these layers of soft hues.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
"Two Girls Painting in the Woods", Robert Henri (1865 – 1929)
"Self-Portrait", Alison Hill (contemporary)
"Paintings and Cocktails", Alexandra Tyng (contemporary, of course! ;-)
"Painters on the Beach", Don Stone (contemporary)
"Sketchers in the Woods", Robert Henri (1865 – 1929)
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Dowling Walsh Gallery is offering a 22-page color catalog of my show Right Here: New Maine Paintings for the very reasonable price of $5. You can pick one up at the gallery, or contact Jake Dowling at 207-596-0084 or at email@example.com if you would like one sent to you via mail.
Last Friday, on August 5th, my solo show Right Here opened at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine. It was a busy night for the arts in Rockland--First Friday Art Walk with gallery openings all over town and in nearby Thomaston, The Farnsworth Museum open late with free admission, and the famous annual Lobster Festival all coinciding--so I met lots of art lovers that evening! Jake Dowling and his talented team never cease to impress me. The work was hung beautifully. And the food (thanks to Hilary) was out of this world. If you are tired of gallery openings at which only wine is served, go to Dowling Walsh for a multi-sensory experience.
I first met this couple a few nights before at the CMCA Auction.
Suzette McAvoy, Director of the CMCA and former Curator at the Farnsworth, and my long-time friend and painting partner, Diana Cobb Ansley. Suzette wrote the essay for the catalog for my 2009 show at Fischbach Gallery in NY. She has known Diana since she interned for her at the Smithsonian.
Artist Lea Colie Wight flew in from Philadelphia to check out the Maine art scene.
Becca in front of Overlook.
Julian in front of Elemental Balance.
Here I'm standing in for Nancy Bea Miller in front of Star at the Edge.
Artist Richard Ranck and Cartoonist/author Tony Auth.