The Art Fly

“Meditations on Nature”

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“Onward and Upward”

It begins tonight! “Meditations on Nature” is a two-person exhibition about Nature. It features my beach stone paintings, silverpoint drawings of animal skulls, glass spheres, and the beautifully detailed landscape paintings of my fellow artist Michael Schweigart. I’ll also be introducing four bamboo mosaics, showing my recent explorations into the elegant world of bamboo. I’ll post more photos of this show soon!

Come Visit! The show starts tonight and continues until June 5, with an opening reception Saturday, May 14, from 5-8pm, at Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ.

“25 Years 25 Mediums”

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Opening Reception of Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition

I’m so thrilled to be in the company of these wonderful artists as we celebrate the 25th Annual Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition! The photo shows only a part of one wing of the beautiful exhibition space on the 2nd floor of the Keenan Mercedes showroom. The two wings, connected by this wide expanse, are filled with sculpture, paintings, etchings, stained glass, wood mosaics, fresco, watercolor and paper collage, calligraphy, egg tempera, photography, colored pencil, graphite, pastel, charcoal, flame-worked glass, sculpture in marble, clay, wood, bronze and stone, etc. It’s a beautiful sampling of work created by the dedicated and hard-working Central Bucks area artists.

If you’re in or around the Doylestown area, treat yourself to this fantastic exhibition – and see yourself driving off in your new Mercedes – with all your new art purchases! Exhibition continues at Keenan Mercedes through April 27, 2011. Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9-5pm.


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Bamboo mosaic
16.5″ x 16.5″ on panel

I’m thrilled with this mosaic! After much experimentation with the cutting and patterning possibilities of bamboo, I created this work. Each piece is a natural tile, and the edges are finished with a slight bevel.

The poplar frame I designed for these mosaics is deep enough to keep all the edges protected. This work, and whatever others I’ve finished, will be included in my May show with the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. More about that as the time approaches.

“Bamboo and Spheres”

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Acrylic Painting
10″ x 10″ panel

Lately, bamboo has been used in all three of my chosen mediums: in paint, silverpoint, and wood. It’s a beautiful subject that I’m just beginning to explore in my mosaic work. As an artist, it’s thrilling to follow these paths that appear along the journey.

Please email me for purchase of this painting.

“Earthly Pleasures” on Crafthaus Online

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Happening now online is “Earthly Pleasures: It’s Easy to Be Green” on Crafthaus. I have three pieces, all wall-mounted wood mosaics, in this show. One is a natural bamboo mosaic that I posted on November 14 – titled “Bamboo.” Each bamboo tile has a slightly hand-beveled edge. The others mosaics that are on exhibit are “Pisces Rising” and “Genesis.” These were very intricate mosaics, consisting of hundreds of hand-scribed pieces, all made from scraps that were discarded by local wood shops – too small for them to keep. They became the materials that I gilded, painted, textured, interlocked, and with which I fashioned flames, waves, ribs…. Check it out on my website and Crafthaus.

“Pisces Rising” 48″ x 24″

“Genesis”62″ x36″

To purchase, please email me.