Countdown to Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale

I’ve been busy gathering my paintings from recent shows and far flung galleries in time to share them with you at Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale.  You’ll find art of all sizes from 8 x 10 to large wall-sized paintings.  You’ll also find a broad selection of different themes from sports and dancing, to people and landscapes.  Don’t miss my animal paintings created during my time at the Virginia Living Museum.

Get ready for some great pricing for your holiday gift giving!

Come by, browse, shop and bring a friend.  Here’s the scoop . . .

When:  Friday, November 4, 2016

Time:  5:30 – 8:00 PM

Where:  Associates in Dermatology office,  17 Manhattan Square, Hampton, Virginia (map / directions)

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday evening!

Holiday Show and Sale

 

Sharing Personalized Works of Art

Hi Friends,

While I am waiting for my next big inspiration, I have decided to explore using my style of painting  and personalizing it to the activities of my clients. In the past, people have thought they recognized someone in my paintings.  In some cases, I have, in my own style, included known personalities into my paintings.

During my career, I have painted musicians and dancers as well as people involved in sports – pretty much people doing almost everything.  My thought was why not paint the same subject matter but plan to personalize it for my client.

When I paint a person playing tennis I utilize some reference material. Of course, I can take my own photos of tennis players in action.  But wouldn’t it be nice to have someone provide their photo?  I could use their photo and adapt it to make an exciting painting.  The painting would reflect more of a sense of the activity, yet be recognizable as a specific person. Within the painting I would create a sense of motion, add color, become less realistic and thus bring my own artistic sensibilities to the project.  Tennis is just one example.

As long as the project reflects my style and is not expected to be an exact portrait-like I think I can make just about anybody happy with a personalized work of art.

Here’s an example of what I intend for a cyclist from photo to fine art .  .  .

 

Bicycle Portrait Painting - AFTER

Let me know if you like this idea.  Would you have a photo, you believe would make a beautiful piece of art using my stylized approach?  Contact me and let me know.

 

Spokes and Art Show in Williamsburg

In celebration of the UCI Road World Champion this weekend, I’m excited to participate in the Spokes and Art Show in Williamsburg.

Love Sport? Love Art? Love Great Food & Drink? Look for the big tent on the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Francis Street on September 21-27. Convenient parking is located at the lot behind the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.   Come by to see my newest cycling paintings.

Admission is FREE to all events.

Spoke and Art Williamsburg