Sunday, February 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows

designing floor plans for two exciting upcoming shows...

I'm honored to be the featured artist in Renee Laverne Rose's studio at the Zhou B. Art Center in March and April. I will be showing brand new work from my studio series. I'm very excited about the new direction these paintings have taken, and I cannot wait to share them with you.

I will also be showing a selection of my thesis work at the Millitzer Studio & Gallery in St. Louis in March. This will be my first solo show outside of Chicago - check out the beautiful videos of previous exhibitions on their website. And if you're in the area, don't miss Nick Schleicher's solo show this month!

I'm also very excited to announce that one of my paintings, "Pair", was juried into this year's Bridgeport Art Competition!

Pair     2014     oil on canvas     30" x 30"

Here's what my studio looked like last night, after I put the finishing touches on the new paintings. I started playing with the panorama setting on my camera while giving my brushes a well-deserved soak. The work is made, the postcards have been designed and ordered, and now the next step is to update my mailing list.

If you would like to receive postcards for my upcoming exhibitions, please send me your preferred address. Email: or head over to the contact page for other ways to reach me.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Studio, February

This month I am honored to be the featured guest artist on! Click on the link to see a selection of paintings from the past few years. Many thanks to Kathleen and Joe Isacson for this wonderful opportunity.

It has been a very productive week in the studio. I am finishing up the last few paintings for my show in March... I'm really excited about the new work. Can't wait for you to see these pieces! In the mean time, here are a couple detail shots to whet your appetite.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Week in Pictures

I should have known that unseasonably beautiful weather was too good to last...

...although, I do love hibernating indoors with a cup of tea and a pile of good books. I recently finished reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned, which was one of the best books I've read in a while. It was beautifully tragic, every word was perfect, and I highly recommend it.

panorama of the studio, this week (pre-blizzard, hence that gorgeous morning light)... if you look closely, you'll see a few new pieces in various stages of drying

detail of a new work in progress... things are coming together, slowly but surely...