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.





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'.


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.

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.


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!


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.....

Outdoor mural being done indoors

13 January 2010
It's been awhile since I've Blogged... it's a new year and lots is shaken down here at the loft.  Mainly an outdoor mural  for first block of South Main St which will be transported once it's completed.  I'm doing an arial view of Wilkes-Barre, shown below is a detail view of the W.I.P (work in progress). 

Six 12 Year Olds Celebrate!

12 December 2009
Six lovely girls came to the loft yesterday to celebrate Dominique's 12th birthday.  They each painted their own silk scarf and had a great time doing so - here they are showing off their creations.  Great way to whet their appetite for TGI Fridays and birthday cake! 


11 December 2009
Last week my sisters and I went to Kripalu in Massachusetts - a retreat of healthy food, yoga, and stimulating conversation.  But the best part was being with them. I had a special walk with each of them, bringing back memories of being outside in the woods, building forts and exploring as kids in Dallas, Pa.

Commision to Indianapolis

11 December 2009
Carrie from Indianapolis boyfriend surprised her in November with a trip to Grand Cayman ---- she's surprising him at Christmas with a scene painted by me of the view from the condo ... not too shabby, eh?

Third Friday in W-B!!

20 November 2009
Lots of exciting stuff going on this weekend in the NEPA artworld!  Tonite is Third Friday and what makes it extra special is the "grand opening" of ART SEEN - a co-op gallery right on the square - 

The second section completed!

11 November 2009
I finished the second section of the Bell Furniture mural last week - I'm now waiting for approval to do two more on the first block of South Main before it gets too cold.....: )