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Atlanta Artists Center Show Opens October 7th, 2018!

Get ready for AAC’s Drawings Only Show which will honor the role that drawing plays in the visual arts.  Drawing predates language and is a core human activity.  It has long been considered an essential skill and valued as the foundation of painting, sculpture and architecture.  In contemporary times, drawings are appreciated as complete works of art. RECEPTION:  Sunday, October 7,…

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Back to oil painting after a 3+ year break 7/20/2018

There are a lot of good reasons I took a break from painting in oils, so here’s the story. I began a series called Everyday Heroes (see ARCHIVE) in 2008. These were fun, whimsical paintings that I loved creating. In 2011, we moved to another home and the size of my studio space was seriously reduced. I also had a…

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Award winner at Tannery Row Artist Colony 3-D Juried Exhibition 6/9/2018

The second weekend of June was a full one for me. First, I was driving to Bakersfield, NC to take a two-day clay workshop with Lisa Clague http://lisaclaguestore.com. Then I had to leave the workshop early in order to make it back for an art show opening that had two of my pieces. Really not a bad problem to have…

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Entering my first 3-D exhibition…ever! 5/30/2018

I started sculpting the figure about two and a half years ago, after decades of being a painter and drawer. Brush, canvas, paper, charcoal – it was all familiar territory. But somehow it wasn’t enough, so I jumped to clay. After many hours, classes and workshops of learning what I could do with the figure in clay, I felt comfortable…

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Drawing exercise: Taping the figure 4/19/18

I began teaching a figure drawing class three years ago at the Roswell ARC. It’s a 2-hour, once a week class of enthusiastic artists with skill levels that range from beginner to intermediate. At this facility, my models have to be clothed…which is a challenging way to teach the figure. Sometimes it’s difficult to understand how hips are tilted and…

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Learning about clay…and decapitation 3/9/2018

I’ve only been working with clay for about two and a half years, taking various classes and workshops. Initially, I learned to sculpt the figure in a very small format, building the clay around a steel rod armature wrapped in newsprint. I learned a lot with this technique, but found the size was limiting me in my desire to explore…

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The Michelangelo Drawings at The Met 2/1/2018

There was a great deal of publicity surrounding the exhibition of Michelangelo drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I had heard it was opening just before Christmas and would only be up for three months, and it would be the most amazing opportunity to see so many Michelangelo drawings at one time. I knew I couldn’t get away during…

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Starting the New Year in the Studio 1/3/2018

The new year is here and I’m looking around my studio at a lot of art work in progress, and it’s a good problem to have! ‘The Horned Man of the Sea’ sits patiently on the table. He has been bisque fired, copper carb fired, and is waiting for me to apply a dry finish and  epoxy the horns on…

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Chastain Arts Center Spring Show and Sale, May 15 – June 12, 2015

  The annual Spring Art Show and Sale is here again, a delightful show. In this spring’s exhibition, I am showing my recently completed oil on canvas, ‘Maritime Secrets Revealed”. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, and mixed-media two dimensional works, that range from realism, still-life, plein-air, to abstraction.  Additionally, there are some of the best pieces of jewelry and ceramic sculpture/utilitarian works I’ve…

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How to be an Artist’s Model #2: the Female Perspective from Annie J. 4/10/15

Last month I interviewed Michael O., for his insight on being an artist’s model.  Yesterday, I spoke with model Annie J. to get the female perspective. Annie is much sought after in the various artist ateliers and venues in Atlanta. She models at Chastain Art Center, Atlanta Artist Center, Spruill Arts Center, Roswell Visual Arts Center, privately for many area artists, and is…

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