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Interview with Norbert Marszalek

Norbert Marszalek has been living and working in Chicago for all of his painting career. He has shown at the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the … Continue reading

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A spring not far off

Sometimes paintings work and sometimes I’m not sure. One thing is for certain, self doubt and fear of failure aren’t useful in the artist’s world. The first painting was inspired from my stay on Galiano Island in 2006, working from … Continue reading

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February paintings

Unlikely inspiration from moss in a parking lot, a neighboring house’s roof and an unexpected surge of energy. …in progress. and the final piece: Moss. Oil and acrylic on canvas panel, 16″x20″. 2011. Red House. Oil on canvas panel, 14″x16″. … Continue reading

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Packing and shipping paintings

Another artist from the UK posted some tips recently on packing and shipping paintings and I thought I’d add some thoughts about how my own work reaches its destination.  All paintings require extensive packing to avoid damage during shipping. Even though you can … Continue reading

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Interview with Jessica Torrant

This is an interview with abstract painter Jessica Torrant, a fellow member of the new Artisans Gallery Team, that was formed on Etsy to highlight a curated team of gifted artisans and fine artists. Jessica lives in Connecticut and has … Continue reading

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Milton Resnick, painting in action.

I discovered this tonight on public TV. Resnick is superb in his evaluation of what makes a painter tick. ‘The first five minutes are the best, after that you’re in trouble’. ‘Artists have ups and downs. If you’re good, you’re … Continue reading

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Print Society… and Etsy makes the NY Times

I discovered a new online art site that is elegantly sophisticated in its interface and look. Cleaner and more spare than most of the sites I’ve seen devoted to art or for that matter, any retail,  Sahadeva Hammari helped to design … Continue reading

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Southern Spaces

Very pleased to see Tom Zarrilli’s Roadside Memorials make it into Emory University’s scholarly journal, ‘Southern Spaces’ this month. The series is called ‘Documentary Expression and the American South’. My interview with Tom here on May 23 was also posted … Continue reading

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Artists turned writers…and breaking news

Two pop icons died today. One updated Astaire’s (and Kelly’s) moves, followed PT Barnum’s model for showbiz and blazed through the ’70’s and 80’s. The other was known for her hair more than her acting. I listened to part of … Continue reading

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Interview with Tom Zarrilli

This is the second in a monthly series of artist interviews. I met the artist Tom Zarrilli during my early years in Atlanta. I knew him from openings at alternative galleries and music clubs like 688 and TV Dinners, where … Continue reading

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