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 :)
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
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? :)
You are invited to my SECOND Annual Holiday Show (and sale) at my studio in Bellevue, WA on Saturday Dec 10, 2016, open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m - drop in anytime.
As I rarely show my original paintings outside of formal gallery shows, this will be a great opportunity to come see many of my original works, including some all new works never shown publicly before, as well as - if inclined - do some holiday shopping of originals, prints and reproductions. Copies of my four books will also be available, or if you already own a copy - bring it and have it signed!
If you are on FaceBook, you can subscribe to the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1820351744845690/
My Studio is in the Eastside Artist Collaborative Building at 12650 Northup Way Suite 201 Bellevue WA 98005.
Click here to get Google Maps Directions to the Studio Building. Parking is free. You can park in any open spot at the building or along the street.
VERY IMPORTANT: The Studio is on the back side of the 12650 building and cannot be reached from Northup Way. After getting directions from Google (or your GPS), you need to additionally make your way and turn onto NE 21st PL and then follow the road to the second-last building on the left:
Down by the corner, over by the pool:
And that my friend, is my own creation staring back at me from the corner of Front St. and Grant (near the entrance of the Julius Boehm pool) in Issaquah Washington. It's a Utility Box Wrap, based on my painting "Night of the Mystic Moons", licensed by the City of Issaquah as a temporary public art installation.
Just for reference, here is the original Oil painting;
Following upon the success of my Coffee-themed series of paintings, I am commencing on a series of whimsical paintings for Wine Lovers. Here are the first ten:
Here's what these paintings look like framed, floating on a black mat in a 15" x 15" black frame that really brings out the colors:
The above paintings are currently priced at $275 framed (less if you want to do your own framing). Also available as 8" x 10" paper prints and as 8" x 8" Limited Edition Metal Prints ($75).
Here's a timelapse video of the painting of Drinking Buddies (see prior blog posts for more time-lapse videos):