Thursday, December 15, 2011

American Art Collector - JAN. 2012

"Crock With Pears" oil on panel 11" x 14"

"Crock With Pears" is one of my paintings that is included in the Special Still Life Feature in the January 2012 issue of American Art Collector Magazine. Publication Date: Dec. 21, 2011 Visit American Art Collector online:

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

"Musings On Land And Object" Interview

"Green Apples" oil on panel 8" x 10"

"Musings On Land And Object" exhibition continues at The Grand Bohemian Gallery in Asheville's Biltmore Village. Now through January 30, 2012.

Read more about the exhibition and me in this online interview with The Laurel Of Asheville Magazine's Tim Jackson.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"After The Catch"

"After The Catch" oil on panel 8" x 10"
October is absolutely my favorite time of the year for visiting the coastal areas of the southeast. Here's a little plein-air painting of a shrimp boat in the late afternoon light, "After The Catch."
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Exhibition: "Musings on Land and Object"

"Whisper Mountain Morning" 8" x 10" oil on panel

"Whisper Mountain Morning" is one of the pieces that will be featured in my upcoming Debut Exhibition at The Grand Bohemian Gallery in Asheville, NC on December 3rd, 2011, with a Reception for the Artsist from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The exhibition will feature both plein-air and studio landscapes as well as still-life paintings. "Musings On Land And Object" will continue through January 30, 2012

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Granny Smith

"Granny Smith"  oil on panel  12" x 16"

Wow, I can't believe it has been so long since my last post.  Summer was busy and here and gone way too quickly.  Fall is now here and the days are getting shorter, so hopefully I'll be back to posting on a more regular basis.  So, for my first entry for fall, here is a 12" x 16" oil on panel still life that I really enjoyed painting.  The warmth of the antique copper teapot along with the vibrant greens in the apples paired beautifully for this composition. 

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Three New Galleries

I'm really excited to announce my new affiliation with three excellent galleries.  Look for upcoming news and events soon!

M Gallery of Fine Art
11 Broad Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 727-4500

John Collette Fine Art
381 Main Street
Highlands, North Carolina 28741
(828) 526-0339

The Grand Bohemian Gallery
11 Boston Way
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
(828) 505-2949

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Annual TRAC Paint Out Exhibit, May 21 - 28

Twenty five painters participated in the Fifth Annual Toe River Arts Council Paint Out that was held on Saturday, May 21 in downtown Burnsville. Painters of all ages and media participated.
Prizes and awards were selected by known Madison County painter, Bill Weldner, and awards went to: First Place to Richard Oversmith for his oil painting titled “Saddle in an Old Barn;” Second Place to Jon Houglum for his oil painting titled “Old Home Place;” and Third Place to Stuart Roper for his oil painting titled “Academy Street Morning.”

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spring On Avery's Creek

Painting the spring landscape near Asheville, my friend Richard Oversmith and I found this flower lined creek and couldn't pass it up!

Richard Oversmith painting at Avery's Creek

Here is a shot of the scene

And here is my version

"Spring On Avery's Creek" oil on panel 14" x 11"

Time of day and lighting are so critical when out looking for subjects in the landscape. By the time Richard and I finished up, the sun had shifted to its zenith, rendering this lovely scene flat as a pancake!

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Recent Awards

"Garden Pearls"  oil on panel 11" x 14"

"Garden Pearls", one of two paintings that was accepted into the current juried exhibition at The Bascom Center For Visual Arts in Highlands, NC, received an Honorable Mention Award.  Also, seen in an earlier post, "Silver Lake Mystery", which was accepted into this year's Salon International in San Antonio, also received an Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence Award by the awarding judge Daniel E. Greene, N.A..  With some 415 paintings in the exhibition, it was indeed an honor to be recognized.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Salon International 2011

"Silver Lake Mystery"  20" x 24" oil on linen
Accepted into the 2011 Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, my painting, "Silver Lake Mystery", received an Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence by the awarding Judge: Daniel E. Greene, N.A.   With a total of 415 paintings accepted into this years salon, needless to say that I am delighted and truly honored by the award.  You can see the entire exhibition online by visiting: Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art  The exhibition continues through April 22nd.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The American Still Life | juried exhibition

"Elephant Garlic"  oil on mounted canvas 9" x 12"

Elephant Garlic - one of my two still life paintings that was just juried into the exhibition: The American Still Life.  It will take place at The Bascom | A Center For The Visual Arts in Highlands, NC.  The exhibition opens Saturday, April 16 with a reception starting at 5pm and continues through Monday, July 4, 2011. This should be an exciting and wonderful exhibition, and The Bascom is well worth the visit!

The Bascom | A Center for the Visual Arts
P.O. Box 766 | 323 Franklin Road | Highlands, NC 28741
828.526.4949m ext 131

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Copper Teapot with Lemons

"Copper Teapot with Lemons"  oil on panel  11" x 14"

Here is another piece featuring lemons along with a favorite antique copper teapot.

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Tea With Lemon

"Tea With Lemon"  oil on panel  8" x 10"

Recently I've been working on some still life painting, a nice break from mainly landscapes... especially during these cold winter months.  This piece was almost monochromatic, with the emphasis on those lemony-lemons.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Old Red Barn

"The Old Red Barn"  8" x 10" oil on panel

Another little painting... really enjoyed the play of all the warm and cool elements.

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