This year I am participating in the Fountain Art Fair in New York. I will be showcasing mostly new oils. I invited Joe Latimore to exhibit a selection of works from mostly artists he shows through Sensei, his on going art gallery/collective project. My new work has become more and more in fluenced by Singer Sargents portraits of woman. I hope that this comes through in some of these new pieces. Some new stuff shown below. The fair will be happening March 8-10th at the 69th Regiment Armory on Park Avenue (Booth B105). Hope to see you there!!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I am beginning a series of new paintings loosely influenced by the Preraphaelite Brotherhood and impressionists. Working in oils, I tend to render these pieces in a soft and organic style giving them "romantic" feel. I intend to give these classic looking subjects a modern flare with bizarre expression and strange gestures. I am pretty much happy and finished with a painting if there is something "off" about it, but totally makes sense me. The composition is good, the color is bright, the subject matter is grounded and balanced but something irks me. That's when I am most satisfied with my paintings. Here are the beginnings of the first few pieces. By March I plan to have a series of 12-15 finished.
Friday, January 11, 2013
I was asked to do a painting of the Most Interesting Man in the World (the face of Dos Equis) and Barry Andrews. Barry's company Andrews Distributing successfully distributed over one million cases of Dos Equis recently. As a thank you reward, I was asked by Mirrorball, a creative marketing firm who's client is Dos Equis to make a 30" x 40" painting of the two men toasting. I had about a week and a half to work on the project, but as always I did it one shot. I began the painting at 7pm Sunday night and finished it by 9am Monday morning. Went a little nuts but they were very happy with the result. The piece is being framed and shipped for a ceremony to Andrews this week. Thanks Dos Equis and Mirrorball!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Last few months or so I have been showing my work in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I had been wanting to show my work in this area to a different audience. It has opened the door to a few great things including participating in the NADA art fair this year through Panda Gallery. In addition on December 8th I will be showing brand new paintings at One Art Space gallery on Church and Warren on Tribeca right around the corner to Zukati park which set the stage to the Occupy Wall Street Movement. This charged to world resulting a lot of tension with the corporations, police and the wealthy businesses. For some reason its giving me a push to show my work in Lower Manhattan, a place to the voices of people to be heard all over the world. Its hard to explain, but the exhibiting works that reflect on the culture, is a protest in itself. Artists, musicians and writers don't have to do what they do. Its a calling similar to the protesters and revolutionaries who made a decision to attempt to destroy old ideas and evolve. It's and unexplainable force in human nature which re-writes history over and over.
The new works below include, "The Doubtful Guest", "Hunter Thompson on Acid", Hybrid of Warhol and Hawkings" and the Sculpture of the "Tower of Babel"
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
So I have seen the Pogues three times in New York on St. Patty's Day. This year I wasn't able to go to the concert, but I don't feel like I missed out. I met the crazy bastard and hung out with him and his gang at a local Lower East Side bar on St Patty's Day. After a few words and his incoherent laughter I mentioned to him that I made a portrait of him in 2007. He hissed and giggled and shook his head and giggled and hissed again. Not sure how that translated I spoke to his tour manager. She told me to bring the watercolor to their hotel the next day...so I did. That evening at the same bar, she told me he received the piece and had a laugh. Happy to say that one of my heroes of music, and a person who is considered as one of the most influential poet rebels of our time owns one of my paintings. The image below is from the documentary "If I Should Fall From Grace" which you need to see to understand this man. Portrait of Shane MacGowen watercolor 15"x22"