The first oil painting in a new series that I’m working on will be on display at The National Art League through December 3rd. The National Art League is located in Douglaston, New York.
This series will show contemporary portrayals of people in partner dance. “The Lindy Hop Party” is a 24″x”36″ oil on linen painting of seven people participating in a social dance.
Last month, judges for The Greenpoint Gallery of Brooklyn, New York began reviewing work from over a hundred different artists from across America for the 2016 National Competition. I am very pleased that they decided to give me an honorable mention for several paintings submitted from the Ladies in Black series.
The Gateway Art Center will be showing the oil paintings “Waiting For Coffee” and “Waiting in a Cold Apartment” From October 18th through the 31st. There will be a reception on October 20th from 4-7PM. All are welcome to attend.
The GAC is located at 4 W43rd street in Manhattan. See their website for more gallery hours.
Take a look at the latest copy of The Mariner on Page 24 and 25. You’ll find Bridget Bendo’s interview with Seth Harris. Thanks to her and her team for including us in their magazine.
I would like to extend a very fond farewell to the 1670 Irving Street home of Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway. It has helped this great organization serve the art community for over a decade. The Guild will continue to live as an online entity for now, as it plans to relocate to a new location.
I would also like to thank AGNJ for including my painting “Going Out”, in the 2016-17 NEXUS show which opens on September 11 2016.
Oil on Canvas
“The day that I had scheduled this model to sit for me ended up being the same day that we learned that David Bowie died. We were both fans and listened to sad Bowie songs all night. I planned on painting Amanda with a smile, but it never worked out that way. Her smile just didn’t seem to work.
I always try to tell a story with my paintings and that night the model for this work read like someone feeling rejection. So I painted her alone in the foreground at a bar or restaurant. The background is a dark wall with part of a painting hung slightly to the side.
The title has two possible applications. One is that it is literally late in the evening, the other is that the subject’s friend or maybe romantic interest is late. Maybe the subject is still holding out hope that her date will show?”
Several paintings from the Ladies in Black series have been selected for inclusion in national juried art competitions next month. During these shows a panel of judges will review selected art for artistic and technical merit and award money and prizes to the entries with the highest score. After judging, these paintings will be displayed in their perspective galleries for roughly a month.
“Going Out” will be included in the 86 Annual Juried Open Show at the National Art League. The show will run May 2 through June 4.
“Shoe Shopping” will be featured in The Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition’s Wide Open 7 competition while “A Study of Lauren O.” will be featured in the Affordable Art show at the same venue. The BWAC gallery is located at 499 Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn and will be open from 1-6PM on weekends during the show (May 7-June 12).
“A Study of Lauren O.”
The “Ladies in Black” series is a collection of oil paintings that each use women in black attire with minimal staging. The two paintings below are of Rebekah Cannon and her pet dog Vero. Each painting is 24″ by 36″. This series will be periodically updated as new works are introduced.
Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas
“I decided a few months ago to step back from watercolors and work solely in oil for the time being. Oil paint is a medium that I had not touched since before high school but always wanted to master. In the meantime, I won’t be showing at any galleries or art shows. I also want to say that I appreciate the feedback that I’ve been getting on fb and instagram for the paintings that I have posted.”
“The Portrait of Ms. Ji Yun L.” oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″