Sunday, December 30, 2012

More end of the year Arts & Crafts!

 Window Painting at Liberties Parcel, 2nd and Brown, Philadelphia
Glasgow High School 10 year reunion Pint Glass--I have several more if you want to order, email me!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Christmas Time in the City

The best thing about being a painter is the ability to transfer your skills to so many different mediums. In the fall, my canvases were people's faces. This week, I did a window painting for the first time since I was a kid and also put some finishing touches on my yearly "holiday fireplace" piece, that started out as a joke but has become a yearly traditional decorative piece in my home for the holidays. No matter what it is I am painting on, whether its a canvas, a window, the wall of a city building, or a face, it's all still fun and satisfying!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Espolon Tequila: A Night in the Alleys

Espolon Tequlia: A Night in the Alleys is a promotion for a delicious tequila from the Campari America brands. The event took place at North Bowl Lounge N' Lanes in Northern Liberties, Philly.  The entire club was turned into a wonderful evening of tequila, tacos, bowling and glowing Day of the Dead guests and staff, painted by ME!  Here are some pics:

Photos below from Amit G:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

First Friday in June:Old City, Philadelphia

First Friday in June I will be exhibiting work at N3rd Gallery (12 N. 3rd St, at 3rd and Market in Old City, Philly) along with Cheryl Vu, Pete Radocaj, and Dan Lisowski.  Event time is 6pm-10pm, there will be drinks and merriness.  To RSVP on facebook, click here: First Friday June- Facebook

Also, here is a picture of my submission for Proof of Purchase.  The medium is what I have been working with lately, a brick colored grainy paint, and chalk pastels drawn into the mixture while it is still wet to create color and a very fun texture!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Proof of Purchase 2012

 I would post a picture of what I submitted, but then it wouldn't be any fun! See below for info about this yearly fundraiser for my Alma Mater, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The twist? You don't know the identity of the artist until you make the purchase. With all the art priced ($50) and sized (4x6 inches) the same, the piece you fall in love with might be by a current student or by a famous artist.

Download the list of contributing artists

Samsøn / Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue @ 29 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118

Thursday, May 3 (7–8:30 pm)
Friday, May 4 (11 am–6 pm)
Saturday, May 5 (11 am–6 pm)
Sunday, May 6 (12–5 pm)

By purchasing these creative postcards, you can play an important role in raising funds that directly support the creative and professional development of SMFA students while adding inexpensive new pieces to your collection.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An interactive experiment in Pittsburgh

Summer Sky Eternal is an interactive project in downtown Pittsburgh --604 Liberty Ave--utilizing rear projector technology and motion sensitive beams for viewers to wave their hands to unscramble several artists' paintings until the full picture shows up.  Though it is constantly being tweaked, one of my paintings is in the queue to be unscrambled--"Peacocks at Midnight" is the name of the painting and you can find it on my blog.  My friend Mike Honeck, a future Disney Imagineer, spearheaded the project along with a few other graduates from Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center working with the Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership to create an awesome interactive art installation for PopUp Pittsburgh.  Stop by to check it out!
Look at all this snow!! It was sixty degrees the next day, no lie.

I was out in Pittsburgh for work and got to do quite a lot of sightseeing, along with finally getting to check out the Summer Sky Eternal display- Warhol Museum, Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center, Jerry's Records in Squirrel Hill, nightlife in Shadyside, and shopping in the Strip District.  I can't say enough good things about the city and the people, and the energy as a whole. 

Back home in the studio, I have finally gotten things unpacked, and of course I could not have done it without my wonderful Fiancé and his eternal patience and expertise with getting 100 lb shelving units to stick to a wall in a room that's about as symmetrical as a fun house.  Being up in this room with strange angles and cool textures is leading me to yet another experiement with a texture, this time recreating "brick".  So far so good and my color theory classes from Luanne Stovall, as always, is coming quite in handy.