The artists at Art Trysts Studio held their first First Friday open studio on Dec. 2. My part of the exhibit featured an array of paintings of egrets, heron, pelicans and the bird of paradise flower. Included in this display of these 'birds of paradise' were four new paintings ranging in size from 5"x7" to 24"x36". The paintings will be up through December and can be seen by appointment. Contact the artist to inquire.
"Aloft" Acrylic on panel 5" x 7"
"Waterfront Property" Acrylic on panel 7" x 5"
"Standing Room Only" Acrylic with Oils on canvas 36" x 24"
Two of my pieces, "Balance" and "Tempus Fugit", have been included in Sue St. John's latest E-book, "A Walk Into Abstracts, Volume 3".
"Inside "A Walk Into Abstracts Volume Three" you will find 51 stunning abstract paintings by 31 artists. All the artists have a picture of their abstract art and their “working process” on how they did the painting from beginning to end. Their materials, techniques, and work sequence. Every working process is provided with one picture of their abstract art painting." ~ Sue St. John
I was pleased to learn that "Casualties of Wore" was selected for the 6th Annual ISAP-FL exhibition at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL. The opening reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th from 5pm - 7pm.
I was excited to learn that 'Bruce's Onions' received an Honorable Mention at the PAVA Members' Exhibit reception and awards ceremony held Friday, September 16th at the Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL. The exhibit runs through October 28th.
In Greek mythology, Iris is the goddess of the rainbow and the messenger of the gods. Today, the iris has come to represent faith, hope and wisdom.
You could say the inspiration for this piece came as a message from Iris herself. As I worked out the background on these panels and wondered what they would become, the irises emerged from the chaos and texture in front of me- not just on one panel, but on all three. Who am I to turn down a gift from the gods?