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Monday, August 31, 2009

Stokes @ 9

Well, I had to paint a portrait of Stokes now because I will move on to other things and never get around to it. I want to hang it Zach@10 so I tried to keep it close in color. Stokes is much more fair than Zach, which made it interesting. It's rare to see Stokes when he's not smiling but he does look at me like this quite a bit!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

3 Paintings in Portrait Society Fall 2009 Juried Exhibition

"Maggie",  "Stokes", and "Zach@10" were accepted in the Portrait Society of Atlanta 2009 Juried Exhibition. The juror is the distinguished artist Michael Shane Neal. I again feel honored to be recognized in this way. It's really fun for me because I have never entered portraits of my children in these National Shows and Zach & Stokes are my boys. I have a painting of Stokes picking out a pumpkin in the South Cobb Arts Alliance National Show but it's not really a portrait of him. Zach @10 is also hanging in the Atlanta Artist Center show at the Limelight Gallery. I think I'll take them both to the opening so they can see their portraits in the exhibition. The exhibition is September 17th - December 31th at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth, GA 30097. Please join me for the opening reception on Thursday, September 17th from 7 - 9.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Reception photos

Photos with juror Ed Horlbeck & me discussing my painting at the Atlanta Fine Arts League National Exhibition reception, Friday, August 14th at the Roswell Visual Arts Center. Thomas Bateman, an artist friend, took these photos

2 Paintings in Atlanta Artists Center Show

"Zach @ 10" and "Orange Vase" accepted in Atlanta Artists Center Juried Show at the Binders Limelight Gallery in Buckhead on Peidmont Rd. The exhibition runs through August.

2 New Honors for My Paintings

My Painting, "Her Secret Garden" won First Exceptional Merit Award at Atlanta Fine Arts League National Juried Exhibition. The awards were given out at the opening reception Friday night at the Roswell Visual Arts Center. The juror, Ed Horlbeck , was very complimentary of the pieces included in the show. The turnout for the reception was great and the quality of the work is exceptional. You should try to get out & see the exhibit. 
Another painting, "Italian Still Life with Fruit" is a finalist in Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition.  It is a huge honor to be a finalist in this annual competition. This year 132 artists representing 15 countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the United States) were accepted into the show. There were around 1200 entrants. To view the exhibition, go to