Sunday, May 24, 2009


Three of my paintings will be featured in a group show, "Stimulus," at Nevin Kelly Gallery from June 6th to July 11th. The show features a variety of very talented local artists, and all artwork in the show will be priced at $500 or less. From Nevin Kelly Gallery:

"The gallery presents "Stimulus," a group exhibition of works by local artists to stimulate the mind and the economy. All works in the show will be priced at $500 or less, many at limited-opportunity prices. Participating artists include John M. Adams, Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar, Anne Bouie, Molly Brose, Lenny Campello, Mary Chiaramonte, Anna U. Davis, Jenny Davis, Thomas Drymon, Stirling Elmendorf, Pat Goslee, Emily Greene Liddle, Laurel Hausler, J. Ford Huffman, Rosalind Kennedy, Mark Parascandola, Anneliese Sullivan, Ming Yi Sung Zaleski, Ruth Trevarrow, Claudia Vess, and Ellyn Weiss."

The opening reception will be Tuesday, June 16, 5:30-8:30PM.

Masquerade #4 (Detail)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Second Thursday at the Torpedo Factory (Studio Time)

I will be in Studio 15 at the Torpedo Factory Thursday, May 14. It's Second Thursday at the Factory, and this month's theme is All About Dogs - so I'll have some doggie artwork up, along with a few portraits. Come visit me and my talented mom in the studio, meet our four-legged mascot, and enjoy free refreshments!

From the Torpedo Factory Art Center:

Second Thursday Art Night
All About Dogs
Thursday, May 14

Browse open studios, meet the artists and their canine companions, and enjoy refreshments, available for both our two and four-legged guests at this free event. A map of studios with artwork inspired by man's best friend will be available for guests.

Experience the urban contemporary art scene first hand in Target Gallery from 6-8pm with the reception for the show FRESH. DJ Phill provides tunes in the gallery from 6-8pm. At 7pm, hear a gallery talk from the juror about his selection of work for the show.

From 6:30-8pm, The Art League Gallery hosts the reception for the All-Media Membership Show and Progression , Suzanne Yurdin's solo show.

Give a home to an animal in need at a pet adoption event sponsored by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Help contribute to animals in our community with a donation to this vital organization.

Enter a free prize drawing for a chance to win artwork by Lisa Schumaier. Enjoy fun activities throughout the night!


I finally finished all my term papers and final exams, and have - for the first time in a long time - absolutely nothing to do that's not art-related. It's a wonderful feeling! Graduation's Saturday, and meanwhile I'm painting and drawing to my heart's content. I'm almost done with my current portrait commission (will post a picture soon). I've also been working on some dog art (which will be in Studio 15 of the Torpedo Factory this Thursday).

Here's a digital painting I've been working on in the evenings - it's really coming together and I love that I've actually had the time to do it.