I’m Alive!

I am alive, but it was a close call. Due to a kidney ordeal and an emergency c-section, I spent some time in the hospital. We also bought a new house. My scanner is missing in some yet to be opened box. When it rains, it pours I guess.

No new art, due to missing scanner. BUT I am selling at a new venue. My Etsy shop is still running. Now I also sell at Reddit Gifts! My first month on Reddit Gifts was very lucrative. I hope for a bright future.

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‘You Broke Reddit’ print available here!

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A Break from Sin

I’m interrupting the seven deadly sins project for a very sad announcement. Earlier this week, Dorothea Tanning died at the age of one hundred and one. She was a founding member of the surrealist movement. She was an influential in the art world for eight decades. I do not say this lightly, she is my favorite artist of all time. The world is a little less beautiful without her.

Thank you, Dorothea, for doing what you did.

Pretty Picture and Personal Achievements

Below is my painting from week 12 of the Noyes Drawing Room sessions. I’m sure that mannequin has grown quite familiar to you by now.

Museum Mannequin. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

Unframed: $150.00

I am very proud to announce I won the 2010 Cumberland County Cultural Heritage Plein Air Painting Contest. The awards ceremony will be at Gallery 50 in Bridgeton from 6-8 this Friday. The paintings I did for the competition have not yet been posted to this blog as they were dropped off immediately after painted. I will get them back in late September for your viewing pleasure.

Also, my painting “Product Placement” won Best in Show at The Hammonton Art Center‘s yearly Works on Paper exhibit. The reception for the exhibit will be tomorrow evening, 5-8 pm at the HAC.

I am very grateful for and proud of these honors.

Vegetables and Mile Stones

Below is a page from my wet sketchbook. It is a still life sampling of some fresh veggies.

Fresh Vegetables. Watercolor and pen on paper. 5″x8.5″.

Unframed: $75.00

My small mile stone is that, as of this morning, I have as many Twitter followers as I do Etsy hearts (615). I know that is a a triumph very few people can understand, but it makes me happy. The internet gives artists the wonderful opportunity to be seen.  It’s all we truly want. Thanks to sites like WordPress, Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter, my work is seen by thousands of people a month. Not many galleries can boast that kind of traffic. It must have been very frustrating to be an artist before the Internet.

What I’m trying to say is, thank you for taking the time out of your day to appreciate my work. It means a lot.

Perkins Center Show

This Sunday is the reception of the Perkins Center for the Arts’ 2009 Works on Paper show in Moorestown New Jersey. I have a piece entitled “Four Months in a Coffee Shop, Horizontal” that is to be on display.  The reception starts at one PM, and goes until four.