Here are some pics from the show:
I am thrilled to be a part of the 12th Annual BLAB! Show at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.
In addition to being the first time I am exhibiting my art outside of Seattle, I am also honored to be part of a show featuring some of the biggest names in the Pop-Surrealist (a.k. Low Brow) Art Movement, including Joe Sorren, Travis Louie, Bill Carman, Glenn Barr, Martin Wittfooth, SHAG, and so many, many more!
Here are some pics from the show:
Many thanks to show curator Monte Beauchamp and Gallery Director Gary Pressman for including me in this prestigious - and all around fantastic - annual show.
I am very honored to have been selected for a solo exhibition at the Seattle Mayor's Gallery in the Seattle Town Hall Building, Third Floor, next to the Mayor's Offices. The show will be up through end of November.
And then, one day, when a new Mayor was sworn in, my art showed up on the local news. That's one way to get your art on TV :)
To my delight (and surprise!) my artist booth was awarded the BEST IN SHOW award at the 2017 Bellevue Arts Festival Sixth Street Fair. Yikes!
I am delighted to be part of a 3-person exhibition at the City of Mercer Island Gallery, located in the Mercer Island Community Center. This exhibition features over 30 of my original pieces, including the recent large painting 'Forecast Says Rain'. The venue is open 7 days a week with extended hours most days. Hope you can get to see it. Opening reception is on Tuesday Aug 1st from 6:30-8 pm.
A large 4' x 5' painting I recently completed - so large, and so detailed, it took me 3 months to paint!
Click on the individual panels below to see more details
Some more recent additions to my 'Wine Series' of paintings for Wine Lovers
As part of National Poetry month, I was invited to read a poem on KUOW 94.9 FM
The poem will be appearing in 'WA 129' published by Sage Hill Press. This collection, assembled by WA State Poet Laureate Todd Marshall features 129 poems celebrating WA State. Former WA State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen liked my poem enough to invite me to read it on air.
If you missed the broadcast, you can hear me reading it here:
I am honored to have a 3-Month long Solo Art Show at the City of Seattle's Ethnic Heritage Gallery.
For this show I have created an all-new body of work comprising of 15 'intercultural' paintings that stylistically meld contemporary American Pop Surrealism, classical European Tradition and East-Indian Narrative Expressionism, while inviting philosophical contemplation of hope and the human condition.
Location: Ethnic Heritage Gallery, THIRD Floor (Arcade Level), Seattle Municipal Tower, 5th and Columbia, Downtown Seattle.
Show runs Jan 17 - April 10. Gallery is open Monday thru Friday 8-6.
Many thanks to the team of Seattle City Employees who helped make this possible: Marta Idowu, Bradley Wilburn, Deborah Paine, and Blake Haygood, Y'all rock! :)
A few photos:
Here's a video of me talking about the show, courtesy of Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture:
And here are images of the 15 paintings. They look even better in person:
All paintings are 20"x20", Acrylic on Canvas, 2016 or 2017 and will be available for purchase after the show.
Current price: $795+tax (each). If there is one you want, send me a note and I will put you on the waiting list for that particular painting.
- I created this new body of work over a period of only 10 weeks. It was a slog, yes!
- The titles of all of these paintings derive from lines of poetry penned by Rabindranath Tagore, the Winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature (and the first non-European to win the Literature Nobel).
- If you know M. F. Hussain's work, can you spot the influence? :)