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Funding the Arts

The American actor and artistic director for London’s Old Vic Theater, Kevin Spacey, gave an eloquent speech at the Kennedy Center on April 3rd in response to the GOP’s goal to cut all government funding of the arts. All of … Continue reading

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Upcoming exhibits

Additional upcoming spring exhibits for April and May (see this post for current shows that just went up): April 16 – Avondale Arts Alliance, Art in the Afternoon. GA. Curated by Director Jennifer Singh. From 11am to 5pm. Map and more … Continue reading

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New paintings for spring and a bird townhouse

Two new small works for spring. These were finished in mid February and since then I’ve been working on a large piece for a commission. Stay tuned. Blues for Ravel. Oil on canvas panel, 11″x14″, 2011. Daffodils. Oil on canvas … 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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Painting to Delius

My newest painting is inspired by Frederick Delius’s Sea Drift, an amazing choral and orchestral work with Walt Whitman’s poetry as text. Virtually unknown during his lifetime, other than in Europe, the introspective composer continued making music into old age and … Continue reading

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Cabin fever paintings

The Y has been closed all week, no lap swimming. The roads have been too icy to drive and almost everyone in Atlanta has had the week off, including city leaders – City Halls are closed, no mail delivery, no … Continue reading

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The mystery of painting

In these clips artist Philip Guston (American, born Canada. 1913-1980) talks about his ‘process’ and SF MoMA’s Curator Michael Auping comments on his relationship to the Abstract Expressionists. Guston says that “destruction…is crucial” to his process. “I’ll find that what I’ve … Continue reading

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Heat wave paintings

New paintings from my garden series. 99 to 102 degrees this week. Today, a mere 88 and the first time I could stand to be out on the sun porch and paint. Monarda (scarlet bee balm) with trumpet daylilies, and … Continue reading

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Hommage aux pommes, a new painting

Hommage Aux Pommes. Acrylic on canvas panel, 14″x16″ 2010.

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