Monday, December 31, 2012

Year in Review

Every so often a year comes along that changes the course of direction. 2012 was a year like that on many levels. It's a good thing! It was a year of artwork commissions for me as well. Here are some highlights. This pastel was a sample piece I tried for a "new process" I thought up. I was wanting to make chalk pastels bigger than the paper I could find, and on panel. Worked out pretty nicely I think.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

50th Spring

Seems like most of the adjustments occurred during the 49th year, so that now it's just a matter of settling into this new phase I find myself in. Not that I particularly "embrace" these changes, but there appears little choice but to read the facts as best we can and go on with it.

Friday, April 6, 2012

New Skills!

This spring I made the computer switch to Macintosh Operating System so that I could take a class from Justin James Reed in Mac Media. The new skill sets are thrilling, and the possibilities enormous. Almost ready to post my first "Video montage..."

Friday, February 3, 2012

New Year, New Direction.

After 12 years of being an adjunct college art professor I am finally taking this spring all to myself! Big dreams and goals in mind.

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Sanctuary" Solo Exhibition at The Turchin Center

This week I will install my first big solo exhibition at The Turchin Center in Boone, NC!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Breath of Fresh Spring Air!

Time is so very fast these days! The planet seems especially grateful for spring this year, and spring seems especially fertile and beautiful. It has been hard to reconcile World tragedies of epic proportions with the beauty of spring. I keep those who are suffering in my thoughts and look for ways to be of service. After I juried the Virginia Intermont Fine Arts Exhibition and the Mountain Empire Community College Exhibition I turned my attentions to my own Virginia Highlands Student Exhibition at William King Museum. We had about 60 to 75 guests! I must confess, I am thinking of summer even as the daffodils fade, and the large task I have set for myself in my solo museum show. I am excited and anxious to be able to devote my full attentions to production! I dearly love my students, and they require significant attention in their own right, so I postpone huge new projects a few more weeks, working on sketches and models and plans. Today I will deliver a painting! Yippee! The economy moves! And I already have large rocks picked out to edge a new fire pit out back. What joy to be past the deep freeze!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Busy Busy!

This grand adventure continues full tilt! Read all about it in "A! Magazine for the Arts" here