Friday, November 4, 2011

Holiday Exhibit Announcement

May 19th. oil and acrylic on canvas. 10 x 8.5" available

November 11th - January 2012, you can find my work at Annex Gallery in Charleston, WV as part of their group Holiday exhibition!

The end of the month has come and gone, so that means that this will be the last post here on my Blogger blog. It's kind of sad, I have enjoyed this format, but having my blog integrated with my website is too good to pass up! Thank you so much for reading and commenting, it has really meant the world to me. I hope you will join me over at my brand new blog/website!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Painting - Portrait

Yellow Poplar- Portrait. oil, acrylic and crayon on canvas.

This is the first work in a new series that is inspired by the trees along a walking path that I frequent a lot that runs along Prickett's Creek in Marion County, WV. There are nine trees (that are labeled) along the trail and I will be doing a "portrait" of each one. The first is of the last tree on the trail (just to mix it up!), the yellow poplar. This is also the largest painting I have done since university, and it feels great!

For a larger image of the painting, please check out my new website blog! Don't forget to begin following me there :)

Monday, October 24, 2011


Man with Infant 26 x 30" graphite, latex paint, acrylic paint and photo transfer

Major congrats are in order! Derek has not only been accepted into the 2011 West Virginia State Juried Exhibition(for Man with infant), he has received an Award of Excellence, which is a purchase award for $2,000 and a spot in the State Museum's permanent collection! I also want to extend congratulations to Tiera Floyd for also taking home a $500 merit award for Self, II. Tiera is an outstanding student from West Virginia Wesleyan's art department. I'm so happy for you both and to all the other artists who were juried into the show or won an award! If you are in Wheeling, WV be sure to stop by the Stifel Fine Arts Center and check out the exhibition. It is up through January 2012.

*I meant to write a post about it, but neither of my works were selected for the exhibition. You win some, you lose some right? I don't want to take away from the celebratory nature of this post, but I thought I should let you guys know the results :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thank you!

Just wanted to say a quick "thank you!" to everyone who stopped out at the Arts Walk on Saturday. It was a great time and I truly appreciate all the people who came to visit all the artists showing. I even made the local news!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Art Walk this evening!

Don't forget! If you are in the area - I will be participating in the Alan B. Mollohan Gateway Connector Art Walk from 4:00-7:00 pm in Fairmont, WV. There has been a change of plans due to our windy weather. You will be able to find the Arts Walk inside the new Marion County Visitors Center, which is the new stone building on the Gateway. Be sure to come out and view my new paintings in person and also pick up some Art notecards!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New studies Preview

"Study 50" acrylic and crayon on canvas. 6 x 4.5"

"Study 43" acrylic and crayon on canvas. 6 x 4.5"

"Study 48" acrylic and crayon on canvas. 6 x 4.5"

"Study 51" acrylic and crayon on canvas. 6 x 4.5"

This is just a sampling of new work! To view more new studies, be sure to view my new blog at my website. Remember, this is the last month for posting at this address - please follow me over. Happy Friday everyone!

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