Wednesday, December 3, 2008

OPENING FRIDAY DECEMBER 5- American Contemporary Gallery

You are cordially invited to attend our Gala Holiday Opening on December 5th. This select group
of artists is exhibiting work that celebrates their insight and vision, ranging from the
clarity of seen images to the expression of those only felt.
Each body of diverse work invites the viewer on an exciting visual journey designed
to delight. We hope you and your friends will enjoy this show, the company of the artists,
and an evening that is sure to glow warmly in your memory.
Please join us for our gala opening on the evening of
December 5th, 2008 from 7-10 PM. New Visions runs through December 30th.
Need more information? Call or e-mail John at (410) 263-4800
1851 McGuckian Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
I will be at the opening! Please join me !!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Naples Florida!

Here i am... checking out Naples Florida... the gold coast of the gulf coast!

what a wonderfully delightful town. i love the beauty, charm, and ambiance.

went to the Naples Art Museum today... as well as most of the galleries.

this evening... after the sunset... i walked downtown on Fifth Street -- to take in the live music and open stores and galleries.

tomorrow will bring new adventures.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Winter Exhibition

I will be having a part in a group exhibition at:

in Annapolis, MD during the month of December. There is an opening on December 5 from 7 -10 pm -- which I will be attending. If you are near the area... and would like to come -- please feel invited. I look forward to meeting new friends.... and greeting old ones.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

here is my friend... David James -- who works with

Arch Frame is a wholesale and retail distributor of frame and fine art in st. louis. i have worked with them over the years -- framing my shows, framing for clients, installations, and representing my work to various client/projects.

it's been a privilege to work with them. they do excellent work - with quality and resolve.

i have the highest respect for their professionalism and creative achievement.

David James is standing in front of a few of my watercolors in their showroom.~
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Monday, September 29, 2008

The Venetians-- Landscapes

These paintings are part of the SAVANNAH series-- from 2006. This installation is important-- because it contains all of them!

Each panel measures 7" H x 48 "W.... and conveys snippets of Low Country landscape as "seen" through venetian blinds.

It was forntunate to keep them together as a collection -- as they are more powerful with their sublte transitions.

How wonderful it is to see them being appreciated and featured!

14" H x 55" W
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Thursday, September 25, 2008


This folk-art sculpture is one that i made over 18 years ago. the base is wood... .and the spikes are sharp. the surface is hand painted and there's a lot of layering.

this went with a painting-- The One That Got Away.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008


this painting is in the living room -- a tall acrylic figure dating from 2000.

the painting is monumental.. towering over the sofa.

75" H x 55 " W

watercolor on Arches 300 lb cp
45" H x 30 " W
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Hollywood Collection

these few paintings are from a collection in Los Angeles CA-- where the collector has many of my paintings. The pieces are exhibited throughout the home -- and the color and intensity are amazing.

i will add other digitals of work over the coming days.

Banana and Canna
watercolor on Arches 300 lb cp
65 " H x 45" W [left]
45" H x 35" W [right]

Two Belle Glade Girls
60" H x 60" W

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Archer Wealth Management

These two acrylics are among the five paintings of mine in Barbara Archer's collection at Archer Wealth Management. Barbara has been a client and friend of mine for years. She's enormously energized and lovely individual.

I am thankful for the attention this work receives in her office.

Biscayne Blue
50" H x 55 W

45" H x 65 " W
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008


this drawing -- from 1979.. is very very old.. in my portfolio. i found it in a flat file recently... and had forgotten that i did it. i was astonished to see.. that in the lower right corner.. there was a view of the WORLD TRADE CENTER -- along with the STATUE OF LIBERTY. i have no recollection of doing this... but i DO remember eating at the WTC and being fascinated with the building.

what a bittersweet image to have in my portfolio.

the two figures are self portraits.... when i had short hair.. and weighed 100 lbs.

pencil on mat board
30 " H x 40" W
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mary Sprague's Opening!

This lovely woman -- and amazing artist-- MARY SPRAGUE -- is definitely reigning queen over St. Louis art scene! she is draftsperson extraordinaire --- !!

you can see her wonderful pen/ink drawings of landscapes and trees at:

please check it out!

and if you can -- go to her exhibition -- which is up through the next month.

rock on MARE!
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hill Trail Real Estate Development- Installation

This painting from the SAVANNAH series- is installed at Hill Trail Development in Ballwin, MO. the paintings are featured throughout the homes-- in two of the buildings. all units for sale-- some contemporary some arts and crafts.

Low Tide
30" H x 85 " W2006

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Friday, August 29, 2008

6 North Cafe

Finally! the installation for 6 North Cafe! these two companion paintings were executed the past month. the scale, palette, and imagery were best suited for this space. the paintings look good together... and open up the vista for the viewer.

i look forward to the opening next week --

15 " H x 80 " W

Down the Lane
15" h x 80 " W
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Installation Landscape: Hill Trail

This Savannah landscape is installed at Hill Trail Development in West County St Louis, MO. Each of my pieces is stunningly featured in the interior... where the furnishings accent the work [more than usual]. This allows the space to be seen with collectible art -- and allows me to gain access to a wider audience. Hill Trail is an extraordinary development -- with custom homes -- creating a whole neighborhood, excellently priced and gorgeously executed.

Leaving the Shadow
50" H x 60" W
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lathrop and Gage

Installation this morning -- of a nice body of work at LATHROP & GAGE, l.c.

A nice cross section of work -- incorporating watercolors and acrylics from the Savannah series.

I will share other installation photos in the coming days.

Please enjoy!

Evening Traces
37" H x 80 " W

Autumnal Sky
50" H x 40" W
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Friday, July 18, 2008


Local TV coverage of the exhibition --- the interview - with Nacho Silva as the interpreter.
Nacho and Cecilia Silva, me, Alfredo and Barbarita Gagliardo... great friends in Guayaquil.
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Teatro Del Centro De Arte

Show in Guayaquil, Ecuador -- this past week........
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Saturday, July 5, 2008

packing for ecuador

here's the portfolio i'm loading up with paintings....

i will be taking my show on the road -- the opening at the Teatro Del Centro De Arte is July 9th.

i won't be able to write till after July 16th when i return. i'll have lots of photos and news to share about the exhibition!

bon voyage!
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Richeson 75

here is the link for the portrait show!!!

take a look!
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ecuador Invitacion

Here is the invitation to my exhibition in Guayaquil, ECUADOR. the show opens July 9, 2008. Evan and I are attending the reception -- and then will travel with Nacho and Cecilia Silva to various towns.
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone -- and having a chance to share my work.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chinese Watercolor Brushes

i feel so lucky to have a new suite of watercolor brushes -- these beautiful brushes are from China -- where jeff and evan visited last week. they are made with exotic hair -- wolf, bear, weasel, and sheep. so far, i'm been reluctant to try them [don't want to get them stained] ..... but it won't be long!

thank you again..... for the new tools!
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