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Numbers in my Work

02 May 2012


                                          detail of 'One Day 42'
      Numbers appear in my work representing my age at significant events which happened in my life
      I feel there is an emotional / physical response when a number is heard which alters one on a certain level whether it be conscious or subconscious.
      Many of my works deal with time and the changes that occur in all life - the blooming and the decay - and the continuation of spirit.  After all, everything is temporary.

Time Running out for Haiku

25 April 2012



This show called for audience participation with writing a Haiku based on the poppy image seen or
inspired by the botanical impressions installation.    The wall is filling up - it's really neat to see!




Opening Night ~

15 April 2012
What a night - well attended - good people, good food, good energy - and good response! 
Here are a shoots by photographer Mike Burnside :


      Curator Brian Bennedetti

                  Liv me and Rich

             Rebecca me and Burgy

            Betsy and Russ





                 contrast

Red at Flow

11 April 2012

                                          Red at Flow - Photo by Burnside

There's a great adventure awaiting you in Jim Thorpe - a one man museum, gallery and amazing local food restaurant called FLOW...... it's a flowing experience - you just gotta go to see what I mean.

False Spring

01 April 2012

        Shovel 42  acrylic on canvas 74" x 18"

Here's a sneak preview of a piece which will be exhibited at the MacDonald Gallery April 10- April 29 with the opening reception Saturday April 14 , 5:00-8:00pm.  It's a shovel - to help dig to deeper levels.......

Pediatric Elevation

13 March 2012






A local hospital is a little brighter for kids and staff due to the safari themed bus I recently finished.  It's amazing the power of ART!  It stimulates a smile..... it heals, it uplifts, it makes one ponder, it refreshes, it just helps to make one feel just a little better......  And that..... is a really good thing.

She Said....

23 January 2012
            Floral Medley for Yumiko 24" x 48" acrylic and collage on canvas


                                            detail of floral medley
She said make me painting of colorful beautiful flowers.  She said I'm tired of buying arrangements every week and then having to throw them away when they die.  She said I want something to last forever.

Lucy Goes out in Style

03 January 2012


For the past five years I have had the privilege of doing a client's Christmas card showcasing the gorgeous, Lucy.  2011 depicted her driving off with her red scarf a flowing Snoopy style.  She made it through the holidays but left this realm a couple days ago.  Rest in peace furry wondrous one.

Wood, Concrete and Clay = BEAUTY

22 October 2011


Today I drove up past Hamlin to pick up a great sculpture I purchased at the Artworks Gallery this summer by Matt Povse. 
I'm so excited to assemble it and enjoy it for a life time.  Here's a shot of him in his studio.

Growing like an Asparagus?!?

16 October 2011

About thirteen years ago I did an asparagus growth chart in the mud room of a home in Shavertown,Pa.  The family has documented the date and growth of their four children - from the time they could stand by themselves, to the height to which they've matured.  I recently completed another asparagus - fresh for charting growth - on a piece of wood which can be taken with this new family of three should they ever move. 




Matt Gets a Print for his Cottage

22 September 2011
  








Today I delivered a framed giclee to Matt who is in from Haiti to decompress at his cottage retreat.  He's heading back to work in Haiti for the Red Cross and showed me some amazing photos he's taken.  You can check out his site at http://matthewmarek.photoshelter.com/

Wedding Present Delivered to NYC

22 September 2011

                       Justin and Lindsay with commissioned painting "Release"

On Saturday I had the delight of driving into NYC to deliver the commissioned painting "Release" which Lindsay gave her husband Justin as a wedding present.  Although I lived in the city for five years... I never drove in it, so it was a new experience topped with lunch with old friends from the Art Students League, Yumiko and Jerry.

Three's Company Reception

21 September 2011

               Earl  Lehman "Three's Company "  Luna, Uta and Earl


                          Me with Ken Marquis

                               Acrylic on Canvas paintings

                            Me with Catherine Cullen of Scranton

Scenes from the opening on Friday September 16, 2011 at Marquis in Wilkes-Barre.  Attendents were greeted with a saxaphone musician compliments of Ken Marquis.  After the flood evacuation the prior week, it was the arts  that breathed freshness and hope into the city.

It's a dogs life

19 August 2011


After a hard day of rippin around the woods - killing a couple woodchucks and chasing geese for a solid 45 minutes, Eloise takes pause and reflects on yet another wonderful day.

New Visions Studio and Gallery Opening

05 June 2011

Scranton was alive and very well for First Friday.  A new gallery is on the scene - New Visions Studio and Gallery at  201 Vine Street Scranton which had a juried show the  theme being  'Family Ties'.  I entered a piece I did in 2000 which  the  investigated my fear of life without my dad. 

Grapefruit

09 May 2011


Half a grapefruit  
   acrylic on canvas    44" x 44"
If you eat the whole thing like an orange - you've got two of your five servings in - bam , done.... and so so yummy!

Group Show Friday - April 8

05 April 2011


Vgogh Gallery Presents


Friday, April 8, 2011
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Featuring local artists  
Leigh Pawling
Michael Hockenbury
Mark Maglioli
Marisa Levine


Live Entertainment (vocalist/acoustic) provided by Jamie Anzalone
Wine Tasting by Pavlick Hill Vineyard
Spring Attire Encouraged

Group Show at VGogh Gallery - April 8

05 April 2011

Here's the invite for the Group Show at VGogh gallery -

Shavertown Home Gets Original Art

29 March 2011


Yesterday I hung some new pieces in a beautiful home in Shavertown.  Val said 'my house is an open canvas' as there were many blank walls begging for some original art work.  She  picked a pair of salt and pepper shaker paintings for the dining area and a stretched butterfly silk painting for the den.   She and her husband commissioned me to do two pieces for their spacious living room - one of a ginkgo and one of lupine - both images have symbolic significance to their life together with their three beautiful kids. 

When in Doubt ----DRAW

09 March 2011


NVLLA DIES SINE LINEA  --- NO DAY WITHOUT A LINE

This is the motto of the Art Students League in New York City  where I went every day for four years.  It was my world  - everyone was enthralled with learning everything they could about art.  We all drew from the model religiously.  When in a "slump" I'm reminded by several artists friends to .... just draw.  It soothes me - takes the pressure off and almost always leads me to a better connection with ideas that need to be nurtured into paintings.
Here are some sketches from my moleskin sketchbook - I have been pretty good at a drawing a day......