Friday, May 8, 2015

a few pics from olmstead park

House along Olmstead Park 12x24 Oil
Food Trucks at Olmstead Park 9x12 Oil

heres a few pics from the recent Olmstead  Park Plein Air fest in Atlanta.  I foolishly left my camera at home during the festival and these pictures were taken in a hurry by a friend, and are somewhat misaligned.  All 7 pieces sold, and am pleased, but sorry no good clear pictures to post.  Stay tuned for results from next plein air Pennsylvania.

Dont forget........calling all painters......hope you can make my one day plein air workshop on June 1st, (local), and/or my 4 day studio workshop in Highlands, NC june 29-july2....should be a great time.!.. See details on earlier post, or contact me at

Saturday, April 18, 2015

plein air season!

April greetings. Above is a painting from the Southeastern plein air festival in Gadsden AL, a week ago.  Its a great event and i always look forward to participating.
Several events upcoming.....The inaugural Olmstead Park Plein Air Festival, April 22-26 in nearby Atlanta, is one of the most heralded events ever. I will competing with 29 other fantastic U.S. artists in this beautiful linear park. Come by and see us paint, and attend either the gala reception on 4/25, or the public sale on 4/26.  On wednesday afternoon through saturday noon, we will be painting mostly in and around the park, so would love to have you drop by and check things out. An open quickdraw takes place on Sunday afternoon.....come on down and participiate!
After that, am off to the Wayne PA plein air festival in May, Los Gatos CA festival in June, Cashiers NC in July, and possibly a Texas festival on October.

Along the way, please note of some workshop opportunities.!...
just announced, a one day plein air workshop on May 6th, then again on June 1st, sponsored by the art school in sandy springs. Please hurry to signup!
also upcoming soon....a fantastic 4 day oil painting workshop at the Bascom Art Center in the beatiful mountain town of Highlands, NC.  Join us!
I will be following up with more details, but in the meantime, you can contact the various websites for application and signup information. I would love to have you join us. Its always a great time learning together about oil painting.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sandy Spring Art School Class.....

The winter season is flying by.....Only about a week until the start of my Monday Class at Sandy Springs. There are spots availalbe, so dont hesitate. Let me know if any questions, and I look forward to enjoying yet another Monday morning class in this fine facility, starting on March 2nd.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Update ! workshop/class opportunities

Heres a quick update on some workshop dates , some already referenced, and some new....

 Next oil painting class at Art School in Sandy Springs starts Monday, March 2nd.  The emphasis is on landscape. Even if youve taken this class before, you will be challenged with new concepts, and improve youre skills in many different areas.
Contact the art school,  at the link on referenced on the sidebar, for information and registration.  This class is always a lot of fun.

Only a few places open in my 2 day workshop in Rome, (GA).  Dates are March 21,22.  (Saturday-Sunday)
This workshop is being held at the large studio of artist, Suzanne Royal, in historic downtown Rome, GA.
In studio workshop for all oil painters, with emphasis on landscape. Contact Suzanne Royal for details and sign up information.

Great opportunity for 2 day workshop , part plein air, and part studio classroom. Being held in Cumming, GA, on April 2,3.  We will hold part of the class in studio at the large studio area of artist, Jeanne Matey, and we will also plan to paint outside in the nearby neighborhood area, with lots of old homes and spring blossoms around.
Contact Jeanne Matey for sign up information:
website info: http:/
contact Jeanne:

That the latest!....more workshops and classes to come....details forthcoming..........As always, feel free to contact me for any questions you may have on any of these classes or workshops....


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Indian Camp/Utah Territory 18x24
Cathedral Rocks/Sedona 20x20

Some recent paintings of western landscapes... local museum class starts this coming Tuesday night, 1/27....still room to sign up , but hurry!
ALSO.....I am doing a 2 day plein air workshop in Cumming, Georgia on April 2,3.....heres the link for more information and to sign up.....
the contact is Jeanne....    (Cumming is about an hour north or Atlanta)..
Would advise signing up soon....this one will likely fill...

And, last but not least, my Monday class at Art School Sandy Springs will start again on March 2nd......will be here before you know it.......join in!

A lot of publicity and momentum brewing for the Olmstead Park Plein Air Festival in Atlanta, in April.  I attended a kickoff reception this past week at the Millenium Gate Museum in Atlanta, and it was first class all the way. Many of the top local artists in Atlanta were in in attendance, and there was a real buzz about the festival. I am just one of 30 nationally known plein air painters participating......More updates to come..

Back soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Paintings / Mountain Mist Gallery

Heres a few paintings just delivered to Mountain Mist Gallery, in Cashiers, NC.
.....a great gallery, featuring several of the top artists in the southeast.....hope you can drop by sometime soon....!

- Morning Light/Biltmore estate 24x24
- Autumn Color 22x28
- Fruit and Flowers 14x18

Oil Painters......dont forget....classes coming up starting January 5th, at Art School at Sandy Springs, and January 13th,  (corrected to start date of 1/27!) at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.

As always, please feel free to contact me if any questions on my paintings or classes. (

Sunday, November 16, 2014

new paintings/ gallery info / upcoming classes

....thought I would do a blog update (finally), and post a few recent paintings.  Two are large (36sx48) pieces from the North Carolina mountains.
- Autumn/Whiteside Mountain
- Upper Whitewater falls/Highlands

The others are: a local snow scene, and 3 west coast scenes
- early winter 22x28
- autumn/yosemite valley 24x30
- yosemite falls 18x24
- Along the Central Coast (rocks at montana de oro)  22x28

The large North Carolina scenes will be available in a a couple weeks at Mountain Mist Gallery in Cashiers, NC; a great gallery I am pleased to be joining. Stay tuned for more info on paintings there.
Two of the other scenes, (autumn/yosemite valley, Along the Central Coast), will be part of a special , and first ever, Instructors Show  beginning in early December at the Quinlan Art Center in Gainesville, GA. (includes artists who have taught this past year at the Quinlan, (including bill davidson, nancy franke, robert johnson, etc). Show dates are Dec 11 - Feb 21.  Opening reception is December 11, 5:30-7:00pm. Would love to see you there!

Calling all painters......the new year will be here before you know it.....dont be late signing up for my painting classes and miss out.
Art School at Sandy Springs class starts January 5th !!
Cobb/Marietta Museum class starts January 13th !!

We always have a great time in these classes and always learn something new. So, by all means, if youve taken my class before, consider joining in again.  Hope to see you there.

Happy Thanksgiving!