Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Wall of Art

Gallery wall in my studio
This picture shows a wall in my studio that I use as a gallery.  Here you to see 13 oil paintings based on my photos from Crown Fountain in Chicago.  The paintings on the top row are all 24"x 24" and the 3 on the bottom row are 36"x 36" while the rest of the paintings are much larger measuring 48"x 60", and 48"x 36"  This large body of work features people playing in the refreshing water that sprays from the fountain in downtown Chicago. I started painting this series several years ago and as with all my work, there are many variations and transitions in the entire body of work.

This work has exhibited in many venues in Chicago and the surrounding areas and people seem to like it.  It's different.  I have always explored my own vision so that no one else is producing work like mine.  And I don't think anyone else could paint like me, except me.  So there you are, I am starting on new work now while I utilize what I learned in all of my past work and bring that knowledge and experience into the new work.  

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Gallery and Museum Exhibits this Fall

I have a very full exhibition calendar this fall with a lot of exciting and new venues showing my work. 

August 3- September 16

Taking an Art Trip

Tall Grass Artists Association Gallery

367 Artists Walk, Park Forest,, IL 60411

Reception: Saturday August 4, 1-3 p.m.


August 4- September 8

A Collective Expression, Chicago Society of Artist

Bloomingdale Park District Museum

108. S. Bloomingdale Rd., Bloomingdale, IL

Reception: Sunday August 12, 2-4 p.m.


August 31- September 30

“2018 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial”

Evanston Art Center

1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL

Reception: August 31, 6-8 pm


August 24- October 4

“Women of Courage: A CWCA Homage to Andrea Harris”

Art Center Highland Park

1957 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL

Reception: Friday August 31, 5:30- 7:30 pm


September 21- October 19


Bridgeport Art Center, 3rd Fl Gallery

1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL

Reception: Friday September 21, 7-10 pm


September 2- October 19

“Nevertheless She Persisted: Women of Courage, Strength and Tenacity”

Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College

1600 East Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL

Reception: Thursday September 27, 5-8 p.m.


October 1- 31

CSA Interprets the Illinois Bicentennial

Vanderpool Association Gallery

Ridgepark Field House

9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL

Reception: Sunday October 14, 2-4 pm


Monday, July 16, 2018

New Work and Moving Forward

"Coming Together" oil on canvas 24"x 24"

"Connectivity" oil on canvas 24"x 36"

"Bucket Boy" oil on canvas 24"x 24"
"Looking Forward" oil on canvas 24"x 24"

The continuous flow of new work has a way of taking on it's own life.  So here are the latest painting from my ongoing series "body of work" from my experiences in Chicago at Crown Fountain on a hot summer day.  There are now four 48"x 60" paintings,   6 that measure 48"x 36" , 4 36"x 36" and 8 measuring 24"x 24" with plans to finish the series with two more 24"x 24".  I sold one of the 48"x 36" paintings and it is now in he home of collectors in Berlin, Germany.  I will finish this body of work soon, but will utilize elements from this work to fuel my inquiry in the production of a new series with an ey for always moving forward.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

This oil on canvas painting is titled "Evaporation" 30"x 20" was juried into the "ECO art' exhibit at the Art Center Highland Park. IL

"ECO art" will be one exhibit at Art Center Highland Park, May2- June 25, 2018  the artist reception will be held Friday May 18, 5:30- 7:30.
Artist Statement about my work

Water is vital for the survival of all life on earth.  My work for this show reflects upon the extensive development of cities, parking lots, highways and pavement that comes with our modern environment.  Rain and naturally occurring water evaporates from the hard paved surfaces in cities before naturally percolating into the earth and ground water supplies.  This evaporation is contributing the shortages of safe and clean drinking water.  The water bottles are a universal symbol for clean drinking water. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Panorama View of My Painting Studio

Panorama view of my studio.
I took the above photo a couple months ago, to get a broader view of my work space.  I've changed the paintings and completed two new ones so it looks a little different now.  My new studio table is tall enough for me to work standing and the shelves are great for storing supplies in easy reach.  The new table is also on wheels so I love the way I can move it from one work station to another in the studio.  I'll paste regular updates to share my newest work as it progresses.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Exhibits for 2018

I'm a bit late in posting my updates for 2018, so I thought a good place to start is with a calendar of my upcoming group and solo exhibits.  I working on new paintings  so will post them as they are completed.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Intallation of "Portraits and Memories: Legacies of Service" at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago

It hardly seems possible that my show "Portraits and Memories: Legacies of Service" has been on exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum for six weeks and will be de-installed in two weeks.  So much has happened during the show with the Artist Reception on August 24, then the Creative Community Workshop "That Reminds Me" on September 30, the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art visited the show on October 14 for an Artist Talk and gallery tour, and then Friday, October 20 I will be on a panel with Dr. Anna Bretschneider, Chief, Hines VA Education Service, and three veterans, Virigl Mathis, Bill Crist and Adam Navarro Lowery.  The title of the panel discussion is "Intersection of Experiences".
 For now I will share photos from the opening reception on August 24.