Monday, January 30, 2012

'Art with Heart' Celebrity paint out

Friends.....this event will be pretty wild, (and fun).  A Celebrity paintout at the gallery/store,  'Paint the Town', right on Marietta Square, this Friday, February 3rd, 7-9 pm!  The 'celebrities' are prominent civic leaders (mayor, supt.of schools, etc, and high profile business owners; and they've invited me to paint as well. (does that mean I'm a celebrity?)  There will be a high powered auction of the paintings at about 8:30pm, with proceeds going to a local charity.  I hope you can swing by and join in the fun for at least a few minutes. The press will probably be there mucking things up a bit, but please just barge right is, by all means, for the public.
I'll see you there!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Art Gallery Reception!

I invite you to a gallery reception this Friday, 1/27, 6-9pm at 2 Rules Fine Art, in Marietta. I'll be joining about eleven others artists for this group show. It's a very eclectric group of artists, so it should be interesting.  They'll be refreshments, music; all the usual stuff!  I hope you can drop by and say hello, even vote for people's choice!  If you can't make it Friday night, please drop by during regular gallery hours 11-5pm, today through Saturday, 1/28, to see the artwork. Hope you can make it!

Monday, January 16, 2012

1st annual marietta plein air festival coming soon

a small painting from this past summer at marietta square....
can you guess what time it was when this was painted?

Announcement preview!!!........the 1st annual Marietta Plein Air Festival is to be held March31-April 1. It's sponsored by the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, and it should be a great event. More details will be forthcoming, but for now, check out the museum's website for details....

back soon

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 2012

New years greetings, with best wishes to you for a happy and fulfilling new year.  

...been working on my art calendar a's a few forthcoming events 

-painting class at the bowen center in dawsonville, 'oil painting concepts',  ...starts January 25th ...(see previous post for details)

-one of several featured artists at a weeklong show at the new and well appointed gallery on Marietta Square, '2 Rules Fine Art'. I'll have about 6 paintings there, including the painting posted above. Dates 1/24-29...reception is 1/27, and beverages and music....should be a grand time. Open to the public...see you there!....(come by and vote for the people's choice award! ...)


-I'll be doing a live demonstration at the fine gallery 'The Arthouse Atlanta,  Friday, 2/24, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Please come by and see this great gallery and say hello!


-New workshop!..(still life painting with oils!), March 8,9  at the ArtLoft studios in Dahlonega,'s the website.
 You can read about the workshop there...don't miss this opportunity for great tips on still life painting! And in the quaint and beautiful Georgia mountain town of Dahlonega. 

April and beyond

-Just got accepted into the 3rd annual Callaway gardens plein air festival april 16-21....25 nationally known artists....a premier event...
-Also just invited again to the wonderful Gadsden plein air festival....15 invited artists...a fantastic event, in it's 4th year! April 9th-13th
-Pending acceptance, the 8th annual plein air festival in San Luis Obispo, CA.....featuring a top field of nationally known artists as well....(will update you soon on that)
-2nd bienniel Cashier's plein air festival in July. If the innaugural event in 2010 is any clue, this event should be a smash hit...I'm honored to be invited back to this wonderful event high in the NC mountain paradise.

Back soon with another blog posting.....maybe something of general interest , rather than just self promotion stuff!