Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Art Journaling Classes

Go from a full sheet of pastel paper a homemade journal in a matter of hours, using some basic supplies like markers, inks, stencils, watercolor pencils, and masking tape.


I'll be leading fellow journalers through the steps at a class in Longwood, Florida (near Orlando) next Monday evening, February 25th. For more information, contact Debbie, your hostess with the mostest, at The Craft Shack.

And for you locals who are excited about this idea, just hold tight - I'll offer the same class this fall in Rochester, Michigan.

Meanwhile my grownUP Journalers are meeting this Thursday evening from 6-8pm at the Orion Art Center. Being as February is the month of love, we'll be focused on journaling about our passions. Class is $15 and there's a little bit of mental homework to prepare - please RSVP to me and I'll get you started.

Have a great evening!

Group, Solo & Invitational Shows

These exhibitions are different in nature in that a curator has an idea and collects specific artists and works that exemplify their concept.

These exhibitions can be hosted in a number of spaces from a regular gallery setting, to a museum or even a restaurant or other public space.

A group show contains multiple pieces from a select number of invited artists.

A solo show contains the work of just one artist.
An invitational show can contain the work of many artists.

Typically it is the artists' responsibility to create and prepare the work for exhibition, which means they assume all the costs of making and framing the art.

Opening reception and marketing/promotional costs are usually part of the hosts' responsibility, but circumstances do vary.

Commissions paid on sales differ depending upon the arrangement with the host space and are outlined in a contract as part of the artist-curator negotiations.

Participating in these types of shows, especially when the curator or included artists have an excellent reputation, can be a powerful addition to an artists' resume. It also provides a fabulous opportunity to network with other artists and build relationships with those responsible for recommending artists to collectors and exhibition spaces.

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