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New Visions Studio and Gallery Opening

05 June 2011

Scranton was alive and very well for First Friday.  A new gallery is on the scene - New Visions Studio and Gallery at  201 Vine Street Scranton which had a juried show the  theme being  'Family Ties'.  I entered a piece I did in 2000 which  the  investigated my fear of life without my dad. 

Grapefruit

09 May 2011


Half a grapefruit  
   acrylic on canvas    44" x 44"
If you eat the whole thing like an orange - you've got two of your five servings in - bam , done.... and so so yummy!

Group Show Friday - April 8

05 April 2011


Vgogh Gallery Presents


Friday, April 8, 2011
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Featuring local artists  
Leigh Pawling
Michael Hockenbury
Mark Maglioli
Marisa Levine


Live Entertainment (vocalist/acoustic) provided by Jamie Anzalone
Wine Tasting by Pavlick Hill Vineyard
Spring Attire Encouraged

Group Show at VGogh Gallery - April 8

05 April 2011

Here's the invite for the Group Show at VGogh gallery -

Shavertown Home Gets Original Art

29 March 2011


Yesterday I hung some new pieces in a beautiful home in Shavertown.  Val said 'my house is an open canvas' as there were many blank walls begging for some original art work.  She  picked a pair of salt and pepper shaker paintings for the dining area and a stretched butterfly silk painting for the den.   She and her husband commissioned me to do two pieces for their spacious living room - one of a ginkgo and one of lupine - both images have symbolic significance to their life together with their three beautiful kids. 

When in Doubt ----DRAW

09 March 2011


NVLLA DIES SINE LINEA  --- NO DAY WITHOUT A LINE

This is the motto of the Art Students League in New York City  where I went every day for four years.  It was my world  - everyone was enthralled with learning everything they could about art.  We all drew from the model religiously.  When in a "slump" I'm reminded by several artists friends to .... just draw.  It soothes me - takes the pressure off and almost always leads me to a better connection with ideas that need to be nurtured into paintings.
Here are some sketches from my moleskin sketchbook - I have been pretty good at a drawing a day......





Tess's Room

02 March 2011







Yesterday I added fairies and birds to Tess's freshly painted pink/ orange room.  She was very intent that the fairies and birds sing to her which her dad promised would happen as she fell asleep.  Her big sister Sophia was great support as I was painting and even let me borrow a dab of her newly aquired black acrylic paint -  thanks Phia!!!!


Visually Uplifting

09 February 2011

Visions in my Head                       44 x 44                                silk paint on silk

I like the idea that an image can give us energy - all day long one has the priviledge to look at things that have the power to uplift them and chose thoughts that feel just a little bit better.

Inspriation Wall

07 February 2011

I've got a special spot in my studio for postcards of artists I've collected and laminated over the years - it's my inspiration wall!

Kisses from Weez

14 January 2011

Monday was the first opportunity this year to get out in the woods with cross country skis.  Weez needs skis too- she spends a lot of time stopping to chew snowballs out of her paws....

New Year Greetings!

07 January 2011

Here's a studio shot of two 4ft x 4ft paintings I recently did.  Coffee cup - May your cup runneth over in 2011!  And Salt and Pepper.  Both are stretched and hanging on the entrance to the Benco Headquarters cafeteria called "Kitty's Kitchen".

Honeysuckle Pink Bamboo Scarves

14 December 2010

The Wall Street Journal Personal Section says the New Hue for 2011 is Honeysuckle Pink.  According to the article it may be because people need some optimism and want to look through rose colored glasses - I'm all for that!
I must  have been on to something because that's the color I chose for the bamboo  scarves I painted for my neices this Christmas.

Tristan Gets Beatles Guitars!

28 October 2010

Tristan loves the Beatles - his room has pictures and memorabilia all over so it only made sense that he would want the guitars of Paul, Ringo and George painted in his room.

Nickolas Gets Owls in His Room

26 October 2010

Nickolas loves and recites everything there is to know about owls. He picked this theme for his room and also picked some powerful words which I put on the ribbon in the owls mouth.  The words being: leader, journey and wisdom - I would say he may like owls because he's one wise youngster!

Piper Gets Fairies Painted Around Her Room

16 October 2010

Piper had an lovely room transformed into a magical arena for her imagination to soar with flying fairies and dragonflies painted all around her room in soothing light pink and green yesterday.   Her big brothers Tristan and Nicholas  are now thinking they need some equal attention in their rooms with perhaps images of the Beatles and/or their guitars.

Two New Silks

05 October 2010

 


I've had a request for another firefly silk - here it is - with the ubiquitous verticals in primary colors and also two birch trees grounded away form the pack.

LCCC Group

14 September 2010
June Miller took a picture of the group of artists as well as the curator, beneficiary of the gallery and the president.  It was a full packed house Friday night - great to see so many people out and about enjoying one another and viewing art.

Weez Chillin After Going To The Groomer

12 September 2010
Weez was a little put off having to spend the day at the groomers - it cramps her normal active lifestyle.  The whole event proves to be a bit of a nuisance for her but she looks even prettier then ususal.  She's giving me a look like "ok, Mom, that's enough with the camera!"

Collective Visions Opens September 10

01 September 2010


Collective Visions


Work by area artists including: Nina Davidowitz, Barbo Jernberg, Jim Lennox,
Maria Livrone, Allison Masow, Arthur Miller and Leigh Pawling.

SCHULMAN

GALLERY


YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
THE OPENING RECEPTION ON

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
 
6:00-8:00PM

Exhibition runs through October 16th, 2010

Luzerne County Community College
2nd floor Campus Center
1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pa
Hours: 9-5 Monday-Friday
Evenings and weekends by appointment
570 740 0727
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Double scarf twisted for belt

26 August 2010



As appreciation to Joe Amato and Andrea Donten for hosting the United Way fundraising event in September,  I've been commissioned to make a scarf for Andrea.   A different Andrea suggested I twist the two scarves together to make a cool belt which is shown above..