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Sunday, September 15, 2013

2 Paintings to Blue Ridge

I'm very excited that 2 of my pieces, "Cherry Blossom Time" and "Red Dress", are finalists in the Southern Appalachian Artists Guild 2013 National Exhibition in Blue Ridge, GA. This is always a beautiful exhibit. If you feel like driving to the mountains for the colorful fall foliage, you must go admire the show. The show runs October 5th - November 9th. Opening Reception is October 19th, 5 - 7pm at The Art Center, 420 West Main St., Blue Ridge, GA. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Portraits for Any Occasion

Commission a portrait for any occasion or reason. Portraits don't have to be the traditional person sitting in a chair staring forward. A beautiful, lasting piece of fine art that commemorates a special person doing something they love or just being themselves is interesting for anyone to to admire, whether they know the person or not. The painting below was a graduation gift for a daughter who is a rider.

Upcoming Exhibition - Portrait Society of Atlanta

These are finalists in the upcoming Portrait Society of Atlanta 2013 Fall Exhibition. They will be displayed at the beautiful Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, September 28th - December 16th
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
30 Atlanta Street, SE Marietta, GA 30060
Awards Reception Saturday, September 28, 6-8 pm
Admission is $8.00 for non Museum members
I drew "Jenna" as part of a group of paintings/ drawings from photographs (with permission) taken by a GA. missionary who has been in Haiti for many years. His photos inspired me to paint them because the subject's true spirit shown through even with all the poverty and destruction there.

"Trent" is the brother of another boy I painted several years ago. Their mom wanted them portrayed participating in activities they loved. "Chance" was in his football uniform coming off the field after a game. I love when paintings tell a story - it makes them much more interesting.

"Kennan & Chase" are teen brother & sister. I enjoyed having the opportunity to paint them in a traditional pose with a abstract painting behind them. .....Lot's of fun!! Thanks to the parents for being so forward thinking. :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Some Recent Paintings

Red Barn was chosen for the Kerry Aube Lingle Sunflower Award at the Atlanta Fine Arts League Small Works Exhibition at the Limelight Gallery in November 2012. The award was estabished in 2007 along with AFAL. It is such an honor ro receive the only award given at this exhibition. The award is chosen by Pat Aube Gray in memory of her daughter, Kerry, for her giving nature and her love of creativity. Sunflowers were Kerry's favorite flower.

Nate & Ben, 24x36, oil on linen
This portrait was given to a great dad by his loving wife and boys for Father's Day.

Morning Thoughts, 22x28, mixed chalk

Dance of the Dogwoods, 24x30, oil
This piece along with Cherry Blossom Time were exhibited at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Red Dress, 20x16, oil on linen
Finalist, Portrait Society of Atlanta Spring 2013 Exhibition
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild 2013 National Exhibition, Blue Ridge, GA

Original Drawings on frosted mylar. I am making beautiful 7x5 Solarplate etchings of these.

Saucer Magnolia, 10x10, oil
High Arts Day donation, High Museum of Art

Oh, the Water, 10x8, oil
Atlanta Fine Arts League Small Works, Nov. 2012

Ethan, 16x12, charcoal & white chalk

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