I'll be teaching a 3-day workshop the first weekend of October through Anglin Smith Fine Art Gallery. We will be focusing on plein air painting. Charleston is a fabulous place to visit and paint, and one of my favorite destinations for a work trip. To learn more or sign up for the class, contact the gallery directly. Or you can always get in touch with me through the contact form on this website.
For the month of October you can see a show of my paintings at Anglin Smith Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC. These are new paintings of both Charleston and Maine. There will be shrimp boats, downtown scenes, boatyards, marshy waterfornt,,, lots of fun scenes. Stop by and see the show, and if you are there for the first friday art walk in October you can come say hi. I hope to see you there.
I'm excited to be one of the artists invited to the Catalina Wild SIde Art Show on Sunday October 21, 2018 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. It's a great group of artists that I'm happy to be a part of. I had a great trip out there to paint on the island in the spring and fell in love with the place. I was lucky enough to see a lot of the island, from Avalon to Two Harbors, and lots of Conservancy land in between. It's a fabulous place to paint, and visit. These paintings will be sold to raise money for the Catalina Island Conservancy.
Hosted by Coastal Maine Art Workshops in Rockland, ME. 9am -4pm daily. September 17-21.
This class will focus on painting the landscape on location in some of my favorite spots near my home. We will focus on capturing the light of a scene, while improving our understanding of composition and brushwork.
Class SOLD OUT with a full waiting list.
For the month of October I'll have a show of paintings up at Anglin Smith Fine Art in Charleston, SC. The show will focus on paintings of Charleston, with a few Maine paintings added in also. I have some fun new work that I'm excited to share, so come check it out if you are in the area.
Opening reception on Friday, October 5, 5-8pm. The show will hang for the month of October.
I'm heading down to Cape Elizabeth the weekend of July 1st for a plein air event. Artists from all over the state will be painting the area for the weekend, working on site. The weekend ends with an exhibition of the paintings and an auction. This is a short, but fun event, that always has a great group of painters.
I'll have a panoramic painting of Portland's rooftops at this group show. The opening is Saturday April 7 from 1-3pm and the show will hang for the remainder of the month. This show is always a highlight for the gallery, so if you live in the area stop in to see what each artist has created to show their appreciation of the city.
I'm teaching a plein air painting class in Nashville, TN April 5-8 throughthe Chestnut Group. This is a great organization of landscape painters who are working to preserve land in Tennessee. My class will focus on improving your plein air painting by teaching you to be smarter in how you approach a new canvas, and also how to be more efficient in your painting process. These things add a freshness to your paint handling and can improve your sense of color. Each day starts with a short demo and a discussion of a different idea. From there I will have an exercise for students to focus on for the day. We'll talk about design, paint handling, and capturing light through color relationships.
This class is hosted by Chesapeake Fine Art Studio on Kent Island, Maryland. 10am to 4pm, March 2-4. To sign up contact the organizer directly.
Color creates drama and emotion in a painting. In this class we will demystify some of the complexities in how painters use color to grab the eye. We will discuss the ideas of how colors relate, and also apply that to our practice as painters, from mixing colors on the palette, to arranging a smart composition, and then applying clean vibrant colors that relate to each other harmoniously. I find the most joy in my work when I am playing with the layering and interaction of color, and I want to share my excitement and knowledge so you can enjoy it also. This will be a studio class, with a focus on punching up our paintings and increasing overall skills at the easel.
Laguna Beach is a beautiful place to paint, and this annual event is one of the premier plein air events in the country. I'm excited to be going back to paint here. Check their website to learn more about all of the events going on that week. There will be panel discussions in the evenings, paint outs with all of the participating artists, and an exhibition at the end of the week. The Gala reception is on Saturday, October 14, Every year this event has knockout paintings, and I'm sure this year won't disappoint.