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Bougainvilla in Dallas

18 February 2011




This week I imagined myself in some exotic place as I painted bougainvillea above three entrances in a beautiful home  in the woods in Dallas, Pa.

'Winter" - Not So Bad To Be Blue

28 January 2011

         "Winter" fabric paint on silk 44" x 44"                                                         by Leigh Pawling

Winter isn't so bad with knock out blue skies like this one ......


Arteccentrix Exhibition Scheduled

02 December 2010

Artist and owner Nickola of Arteccentrix offered me a show November 2011.  Her contemporary gallery in Grand Cayman shows edgy, relelvant works which are greatly admired and appreciated on the island.
Shown is my painting "Water Flows" which is 9' x 6'.

Abstact Expressionist Show at MOMA

09 November 2010



I always love going to museums and seeing Franz Kline's paintings due to the fact that he was from Wilkes-Barre and derived much inspiration from the coal breakers in our area.  Here a one of his works on display at MOMA in NYC - the show runs through April.  It is a nice overview of the Abstract Expressionist painters all from their permanent collection.  I'm shown with another of my favorites - Hans Hoffman. 

Benco Dental Hangs Two Original Floral Pieces

19 October 2010



Yesterday Bob of Benco Dental did a terrific job figuring out the math to center the two pieces he hung in Benco Dental's lobby.  The new site of Benco is on CenterPoint Boulevard in Pittston, Pa.  It's an amazing experience to see the breath of this company - I'm thrilled to have my work part of this classy organization.

Black and White Poppy in Modern Home

11 October 2010

It's always neat to see one of your pieces in a new home being enjoyed and 'communicating' to the owners other art works and sense of space.
This black and white poppy painting looks much different than it did in the studio..... I think it's found a pretty nice home to rest in......

" A Dozen Assorted"

29 September 2010

          shown above is a detailed portion of "Know" by Leigh Pawling and Richard Aston

October First Friday will be a celebration of the collaboration Artist for Art and The Mulberry Poet, Writers Association.  Twelve Artists an twelve writers were paired at random and asked to be completely open to the imaginative process that arises during collaboration.  I was paired with Richard Aston - an accomplished poet who works with words and letters in a visual manner.  We met several times and settled on working together on a 'visual poem' called KNOW.  The collaboration resulted in a colorful, dimensional, frenetic,  transition from his original version.

"A Dozen Assorted" will be on exhibition through October 30th.  An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 1st from 6-9.  There will be a second reception and reading on Friday, October 15th at 7PM at the AFA Gallery 514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, Pa.

Artists, Sponsor, Curator and President

14 September 2010
Friday night was a joy filled evening with a large attendence to the Collective Vision Exhibition at the Shulman Gallery at LCCC.  Shown above is me with artist Allison Maslow in front of my series "Variations on a Theme".  The group shot is from left to right: curator Kelly Olszyk, Jim Lennox, me, Maria Livrone, President of the college Thomas Leary, and Roxanne Shulman.  Bottom Row: Barbro Jernberg, Nina Davidowitz, Allison Maslow, and Art Miller.  The show is up till October 16th.


Arttists of Collective Vision

14 September 2010

Friday night was the opening of Collective Visions at LCCC Shulman Gallery.  It was so wonderful to see so many people out and about enjoying art, eachother and the beautiful evening. 

Clean States

15 May 2010
I'm done teaching at Keystone, have finished the mural art training program in Philly as well as commissions and a WB mural.  This is what's in front of me in the studio - about 10 'fresh clean slates' for some upcoming shows as well as a commission or two.

Cavil in Moonlight

05 May 2010
One week from today is the opening for the Mural arts Training Program which is in Philadelphia at the Mural Arts Program headquarters which also happens to have been Thomas Eakins house! 
My design depicts the nine 'wolf rules' from "Women Who Run with Wolves" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.  The rules are eat, rest, rove in between, render loyalty, love the children, cavil in moonlight, attend to the bones, make love and howl often.  The section depicted for the show is 'cavil in moonlight'.

A commission for Above the Fireplace

22 April 2010
Here is a painting commissioned for above the fireplace of a back mountain couple.  The images correspond to things they like to do together along with special dates and names.

16 Original Blocks of W-B Mural

01 March 2010
Today Dave Lewis and two employees of W-B came to the loft and picked up the four panels to hang over the Nortons boarded up store front.  Now a frame will be put around it and I'll paint the rest of the white to "finish it off".  Nice way to start a Moday !

Article in Independent Magazine

16 December 2009
The Independent Magazine a fantastic local magazine saluting and encouraging creativity and culture in northeastern Pa came out this week.
Jim O'Connell - creative director of the magzine- wrote a super article on the mural works I've done on the second block of South Main St. 
You can read it by clicking here

Show is up at Marquis

02 April 2008

The opening on third Friday was a great success - Ken Marquis said atleast 250 people came through the exhition - Jen’s photograhy is amazing and Frank’s clay pieces are so real - We had great music - sax of Marcus from Scranton and the musical compositions of Frank’s son.

The show is up till the 26th - get in there while it’s up -  thanks!

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The opening on third Friday was a great success - Ken Marquis said atleast 250 people came through the exhition - Jen’s photograhy is amazing and Frank’s clay pieces are so real - We had great music - sax of Marcus from Scranton and the musical compositions of Frank’s son.

The show is up till the 26th - get in there while it’s up -  thanks!

 

Show coming up at Something Special..

24 April 2008
I have a show at the wonderful cafe owned by the equally wonderful Jan which opens Saturday May 10 from 5-7.  The theme is flatware- along with some other things - I’m looking forward being apart of “Something Special”  located on Walnut St in Kingston, Pa (off the ave behind Abe hotdog).

Show is coming to Something Special in Kingston

24 April 2008

Another show  featuring my “flatware” paintings and more is coming to the wonderful “Something Special” cafe in Kingston on Walnut St. off the ave.

Jan is the owner and a breath of fresh air plus her food is ‘off the chart’ yummy!!

Hope to see a good crowd at the opening May 10 from 5-7!!!!

Recent sketches of Dr. Chollak's horses

24 April 2008
These are gorgeous creatures - Dr. Chollak and Polly have asked me to do some sketches of their Arabian horses - one is color, one in black and white and one in ink . Here are some sketchbook studies….. {yoogallery src=[/images/stories/blog/leigh_0424a_08] style=[lightbox] height=[100]}
These are gorgeous creatures - Dr. Chollak and Polly have asked me to do some sketches of their Arabian horses - one is color, one in black and white and one in ink . Here are some sketchbook studies…..

Hand painted silk tie

08 May 2008
So here’s the official summer “smart casual” wear- you got the hand painted silk tie, the untucked, yet pressed blue shirt, the dungarees (that’s jeans for you younger folks) - shades, a UBU (I’ll be ME) hat - and you are bonafide COOL….. So order yours today - 570-287-5064.

Life Series

08 May 2008
Life Series 1, 11, 111,and 1v are large paintings (60? x 72?) depicting what I believe to be the “normal” prescribed evolution of most human beings.

They begin alone and with that “aloneness” comes the question “who am I?” - with the reply eventually, “I am, who I am”.

Inevitably, they fall in love and their question of ‘who am I’ becomes ‘ who are we?’  ‘Are we a couple?’  do I lose myself or do I become something bigger by being with you.  Life Series 11 show a couple united but still there is space between them suggesting togetherness but also independence.

Couple-hood inevitable leads to parenthood- depicted in Life Series 111.  The couple - now parents - with a child between them- adding to their “couple-hood” - but also dividing it.

Life Series 1v depicts the final life stage - death.  No longer are there any questions- one is who one is- and once again, they are alone…or maybe not….

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Life Series 1, 11, 111,and 1v are large paintings (60? x 72?) depicting what I believe to be the “normal” prescribed evolution of most human beings.

 

They begin alone and with that “aloneness” comes the question “who am I?” - with the reply eventually, “I am, who I am”.

Inevitably, they fall in love and their question of ‘who am I’ becomes ‘ who are we?’  ‘Are we a couple?’  do I lose myself or do I become something bigger by being with you.  Life Series 11 show a couple united but still there is space between them suggesting togetherness but also independence.

Couple-hood inevitable leads to parenthood- depicted in Life Series 111.  The couple - now parents - with a child between them- adding to their “couple-hood” - but also dividing it.

Life Series 1v depicts the final life stage - death.  No longer are there any questions- one is who one is- and once again, they are alone…or maybe not….