Monday, January 5, 2015

My painting A Late Arrival, accepted into the 35th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition at the gallery at Mystic Seaport has sold!  Very excited. Thanks to everyone at the Gallery, Jeanne and Rieta for all their help.  And thank you to my newest client.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Two Pieces accepted into the New Members Show at Copley

I just found out the two pieces that have been accepted for the New Members Show at the Copley Society in Boston this coming January, 2015.  The first is the piece that got me in, Nantucket Surf, and the other is Crashing on Cape Elizabeth.

Nantucket Surf- 14" x 18" oil on Raymar canvas panel

Crashing on Cape Elizabeth- 12" x 24" oil on stretched canvas

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Accepted into Copley Society of Art and International Show in Mystic

A Late Arrival- Oil on Canvas Board 18" x 24"
35th Annual International Maritime Art Exhibition
The Gallery at Mystic Seaport

Nantucket Surf- Oil on Canvas Panel 14" x 18"
Copley Society of Art- New Member Show beginning Jan, 2015
Hi all, posting for the first time in a long time.  I have been working hard to solidify my web presence by bringing website, facebook, blog and real-world together.  I've also been working on producing some new work to fill out my site.  In addition, two goals were met this year, first, I was selected by the jury in Mystic to be a part of the 35th Annual International Maritime Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport, in Mystic Connecticut.  If you've never been there, and you enjoy the sea, ships and history, you've got to check it out.  My painting A Late Arrival will be part of the show for about another month.  Secondly, I've been accepted into the Copley Society of Art in Boston.  This allows me to have some pretty exciting access to gallery space at 158 Newbury Street, in Boston.  And I'll have two pieces in the upcoming New Members show in January.  Swing in if you're in the neighborhood.

I'm going to try to organize my thoughts a bit more and post more often about my work here... ongoing matters, technique, maybe some previews or work in progress.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It has been a while since my last blog entry.  I feel I should make one now, since I'm really focusing lately.  I've been fortunate to win a second place ribbon from Leominster Art Association at the annual show in the Oil Advanced category for this painting...

Surge 1  14" x 18" Oil on prepared Ray Mar Canvas Panel
I'm also thrilled to finally have a piece accepted to the 35th Annual International Maritime Art Exhibition at the Maritime Art Gallery, Mystic Seaport, CT.  I'd show the piece here, but i'm paranoid about showing a piece prior to the show, so you'll have to make the trip down in the fall if you want to see it.  :)

Jen and I have been working on the camp in Maine, and we're making good progress.  I've been able to stay a couple days and really do some good plein air sketches.  Below is a final copy of a sketch I did of the water one gloomy, breezy day.

Raymond Pond Wave Study- 9" x 12" Oil on Ray Mar Panel
What else... I've got a couple new seascapes completed and I submitted one to Fitchburg Art Museum's regional show along with this painting...

Woodland Interior- 14" x 18" Oil on Ray Mar Panel

Edit>> I just found out that this piece got into the Fitchburg Art Museum's Regional Show.

Finally, I'm going to be applying for membership to Copley Society [Co/So].  If accepted, I believe it will open a whole new world of information and marketing capabilities.  Wish me luck!  I think I'm going to submit this piece as one of the initial pieces...

Nantucket Morning Surf- 14" x 18" Oil on Ray Mar Panel
It demonstrates a real growth point for me, along with the water study above.  You can't tell from a photo, but they both have a quality of light about them that I've been struggling to achieve for some time in my water.  I think I've discovered the source of that vibration.  It's a combination of paint application technique, thickness, color selection and color relationships as well as temperature relationship.  I'll be working more on this from now on.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Show starts on First Thursday

My new tandem show is ready to go on First Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Design at 639, 639 Main Street in Fitchburg, MA. The show features 14 paintings by me and 14 by my friend Victor Dupuis. Amy Newberg is hosting the show and she's open WTF from 12-4 and Saturday from 10-4. The show is titled ELEMENTAL and features naturalist paintings that loosly represent fire, earth, water, wind and void. I hope you get a chance to visit. It's running until Jan 7th.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hi, it's been a while since I posted. Have to keep things current you know. I'm excited to announce I've got a show coming up at DesignAt639 in Fitchburg, MA in December. I'll include details later, but if you check in here, please come and see our show. It's a themed art exhibition with ten to fifteen pieces each by me and a friend of mine, Victor Dupuis. The theme is Elements, the idea is Fire, Water, Earth, Sky in the landscape. I've got about ten studio pieces and about five plein air pieces going into the show. More later.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Well, Traders was rejected by Mystic's International Marine Art Selection Committee. I'm actually honored that they gave me a reason why I didn't make it in and they complimented the work. That's an improvement over last year- when I just got the straight form letter. So, it feels good that they felt compelled to tell me something about why. I guess, the main reason was that I mentioned a friend saw it and gave me some suggestions.

Fuel for next year.

All I know is, I'm gettin' rejected by a better class of critics! And that feels good. I'm going to see if I can find some coastal representation either in MA or ME. Wish me luck!