It's Been A Crazy Summer!

Summer is in full bloom here in the Ohio Valley with heat, humidity and sometimes storms. The spring show season is past and I can now descend into the cool welcoming depths of the Art Cave as much as possible. It was a great season and I received an Honorable Mention at Wyoming and 2nd place in painting at Summerfair! I was also excited about the Worthington show. Most of my paintings are inspired by locations around Cincinnati and I was eager to get reaction to my work from people not necessarily familiar with that area, and I have to say the reception was very positive. I had some really interesting and stimulating conversations with visitors and sometimes that makes the whole show! In between show weekends I visited Pittsburgh to check out the Three Rivers Art Show and the city in general. The show is gigantic and the city very cool. I was a little disappointed that most of the industrial history has been erased from the (admittedly small) areas I visited, but the downtown is lively, vibrant and retains many beautiful old buildings that will be appearing in future paintings. The Carnegie is a great museum, and while not as gigantically overwhelming as Detroit the works it has are top notch, especially the collection of late 19th & early 20th century paintings (my favorite). I hope to return soon and explore further.

                     I will be having my first ever-solo show this August at the Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky (just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati). The show dates are Aug. 2- Aug.19, and the opening is Tues. 8/2 from 4:00-6:30 pm. and everyone is invited!

                     Other upcoming outdoor shows include Vinoklet Sept. 10&11, Pyramid Hill Sept. 24&25 and Hyde Park Square Oct.2.

                     More details will be coming, as well as long-awaited images of new paintings.

                     Hope to see you! cw3.