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New Year Greetings!

07 January 2011

Here's a studio shot of two 4ft x 4ft paintings I recently did.  Coffee cup - May your cup runneth over in 2011!  And Salt and Pepper.  Both are stretched and hanging on the entrance to the Benco Headquarters cafeteria called "Kitty's Kitchen".

Honeysuckle Pink Bamboo Scarves

14 December 2010

The Wall Street Journal Personal Section says the New Hue for 2011 is Honeysuckle Pink.  According to the article it may be because people need some optimism and want to look through rose colored glasses - I'm all for that!
I must  have been on to something because that's the color I chose for the bamboo  scarves I painted for my neices this Christmas.

Tristan Gets Beatles Guitars!

28 October 2010

Tristan loves the Beatles - his room has pictures and memorabilia all over so it only made sense that he would want the guitars of Paul, Ringo and George painted in his room.

Nickolas Gets Owls in His Room

26 October 2010

Nickolas loves and recites everything there is to know about owls. He picked this theme for his room and also picked some powerful words which I put on the ribbon in the owls mouth.  The words being: leader, journey and wisdom - I would say he may like owls because he's one wise youngster!

Piper Gets Fairies Painted Around Her Room

16 October 2010

Piper had an lovely room transformed into a magical arena for her imagination to soar with flying fairies and dragonflies painted all around her room in soothing light pink and green yesterday.   Her big brothers Tristan and Nicholas  are now thinking they need some equal attention in their rooms with perhaps images of the Beatles and/or their guitars.

Two New Silks

05 October 2010

 


I've had a request for another firefly silk - here it is - with the ubiquitous verticals in primary colors and also two birch trees grounded away form the pack.

LCCC Group

14 September 2010
June Miller took a picture of the group of artists as well as the curator, beneficiary of the gallery and the president.  It was a full packed house Friday night - great to see so many people out and about enjoying one another and viewing art.

Weez Chillin After Going To The Groomer

12 September 2010
Weez was a little put off having to spend the day at the groomers - it cramps her normal active lifestyle.  The whole event proves to be a bit of a nuisance for her but she looks even prettier then ususal.  She's giving me a look like "ok, Mom, that's enough with the camera!"

Collective Visions Opens September 10

01 September 2010


Collective Visions


Work by area artists including: Nina Davidowitz, Barbo Jernberg, Jim Lennox,
Maria Livrone, Allison Masow, Arthur Miller and Leigh Pawling.

SCHULMAN

GALLERY


YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
THE OPENING RECEPTION ON

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
 
6:00-8:00PM

Exhibition runs through October 16th, 2010

Luzerne County Community College
2nd floor Campus Center
1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pa
Hours: 9-5 Monday-Friday
Evenings and weekends by appointment
570 740 0727
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Double scarf twisted for belt

26 August 2010



As appreciation to Joe Amato and Andrea Donten for hosting the United Way fundraising event in September,  I've been commissioned to make a scarf for Andrea.   A different Andrea suggested I twist the two scarves together to make a cool belt which is shown above.. 

Dawn and Donna bring Mom for lesson

21 August 2010

Twins Dawn and Donna gave their mom a special birthday surprise by taking her for the day.  The neat thing Trish didn't know where she was going and lucky for me... the first stop was a two hour art fest where they worked on collage pieces.  Afterwards they were taking her to see Eat, Pray, Love and then probably after seeing that movie a feast of Italian food!

Dawn recently had a book published  I Know When to Stay Quiet due in October.  Donna did the photogragh for the book cover.  Needless to say, Trish is one proud Mom.  : )

Cosmos Inpiration

14 August 2010

There's something about white and light color flowers against the blue summer sky that always inspires me to paint on charmeuse silk - 'the Cadillac of silks'.


Refections

17 July 2010
Earl and I are teaching painting at Arts Alive for the month of July.  We have 16 high school students who are working very hard gearing up for an big gallery show at the Scranton Cultural Center July 30 starting at 5:30 followed by a performance.


Working in the Studio

29 June 2010
My niece came over and took this shot of me working in the studio - she's 6 ft - hence the 'birds eye view'.  I delivered the works to Art Works today - First Friday in Scranton is going to be rockin' as Nikki Moser has a great exhibition at AFA.  It'll be a great night to get out and about and see some ART!!

Sole Food Exhibition coming up!

13 June 2010
Earl Lehman and I are co-teaching painting this summer for the month of July for ARTS ALIVE in Scranton.  We will be teaching at ARTWORKS, a gorgeous new gallery/teaching space on Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, Pa.  Our joint show will run concurrently.  The first  opening will be First Friday  July 2, 2010. The second opening will be the first Friday on August 6th and runs through August 27th.  The Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11-5. 
Artworks is located on 503 Lackawanna Avenue Scranton, Pa 18503.
Phone is 570 207 1815  www. ArtWorksNEPA.com


Linda is happy!

10 June 2010
The North Branch Land Trust saluted Linda Thoma by giving her a certificate to have a painting done by me to her liking.
I met with Linda several months ago in her beautiful remodeled home and she gave me some words that would describe what she wanted created.  The words were - enchanting, mystical, fairies, and woods.  Today she came with her co-worker Barb to pick up her piece and they were both moved to tears which consequently got me a little dewed up.  : )

Girl on Beach

26 April 2010
This painting commissioned by a father for his daughter for her June wedding showing her on a Australian beach with a stick in her hand.  The father wanted me to make it look as if she's just written her fiance's name in the sand. What a neat idea - what a neat dad - what a lucky daughter.

Update!

05 April 2010
Here's some latest projects - We put a frame on the Aerial view of W-B and painting the surrounding area blue to make it pop a bit. 

A commission by a wife for her the upcoming 40th birthday of her husband


And a painted window for the renovated Balance yoga studio 900 Rutter Ave Forty Fort - the grand opening is this Saturday from 5-8! Congrats Jen!


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W-B Aerial View Almost Ready....

23 February 2010
The final touches are being put on the mural for first block South Main St. Dave Lewis is going to pick it up Friday and install which is will be cause for celebration!  Tomorrow I go to Philly for my first class as I was accepted into the Mural Arts Training Program.   It is a six week program where I will be learning how to do a mural on parachute cloth - an exhibition of our murals will be at the end of the program.  I'm sooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!

Work in Progress....

26 January 2010
I'm working away on the arial view of Wilkes-Barre - just need to get my hands on the arial view of the new waterfront....
Here's a look of the work in progress - as soon as it's done it's going to it's new home on the old Nortons or Humphreys building on South Main St.  Hoping to get this finished by the end of the month... so I can start on the second one.....