Thursday, November 10, 2011

Latest Magazine Article

My friend Eliza Auth has a lovely exhibit on right now at the Rosenfeld Gallery in Old City Philadelphia. By happy planning and a little luck an article I wrote about her work is now out in the current issue (November/December) of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. I urge you to go see the show (and buy the magazine..tee hee!) Reprinted below with permission (click to enlarge:)

Monday, August 29, 2011

My Latest Article!

(Click to enlarge to readable size)
I am two days away from deadline on my next article and suddenly realized I never mentioned my previous piece which came out a couple of months ago! I interviewed the painter Sarah Lamb for a piece which came out in the July/August issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. I have long admired her work and had her in my far sights, and then the opportunity arose and I grabbed it! Lucky me, Sarah was a joy to interview. She currently has an exhibition at Connecticut's New Britain Museum of Contemporary Art and I am looking forward to her show at Spanierman Gallery which opens in November.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Outdoor Painter article!

My friend Alex Tyng and I have reciprocal portraits in the Painters Painting section of Outdoor Painter! Outdoor Painter is the online version of Plein Air magazine. Both the paintings in the article (written by Steve Doherty) were done on the same trip, one year ago when Alex and I went on a "business trip" to Maine. Click each image to enlarge and read.

What a fun and fruitful trip that was! For a time at least, you can read the piece online by clicking here.

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Gallery Representation

I'm proud to announce that I am now being represented by:

Newman & Saunders Galleries
120 Bloomingdale Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

You can check out my page on the gallery's fine website
by clicking here.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Still Life Painting Class

I have been asked somewhat last minute to teach a class a class at Main Line Art Center which starts this Monday night, April 4! Just in case anyone is interested I thought I'd share the details:

Open Media Still Life Painting
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
4/4/11 - 5/16/11 [6wks]
In this class, we will concentrate on developing the skills necessary to make excellent still life works, including composing the page, seeing shape well and using color effectively. Gain confidence in an atmosphere of support and encouragement. All levels and mediums welcome. Oils will be used in class.
For more information or to register:
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Road
Haverford, PA 19041
(610) 525-0272

Stacked, oil on linen, 8 x 10 inches, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Celebration of Music

Small African Drum, o/c, 12 x 9 inches

This piece of mine and the work of many friends and colleagues can be seen in a wonderful group exhibit opening this weekend:
Celebration of Music
March 30-May 1, 2011
Artists House Gallery

57 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA USA  19096
First Friday, April 1, 5-8:30pm
Sunday, April 3, 1-4pm

Thursday, March 31, 2011


I've been getting more and more photo work and exposure. My photograph of neighbor Hiroshi Iizuka's viola workshop is in the current issue of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music newsletter Upbeat:

(Left page upper right)
My photograph of friend Alexandra Tyng appears in the current issue of Artists and Poets magazine, in a one page feature about Alex's work:

Click HERE to read the entire piece. Congratulations to Hiroshi and Alex, and I am delighted my photos were able to be useful.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Career Day Speaker

Sandy Edelstein and Nancy Bea Miller

March 15 was Career Day at Harriton High School. I was honored to be asked to speak to students interested in art careers. My co-presenter was Sandy Edelstein, a vivacious and talented photographer I have long wanted to meet in person. It was great to connect. She's a pistol! We were told to expect 5-15 students per session but we had between 30 and 40 at each session instead. The perennial popularity of the arts!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A new magazine article

I was very consumed with this writing project a short while ago. I'd gotten the idea to poll artists on what their favorite art books were, and what an enormous outpouring of ideas I received! I ended up limiting the field to thirty people, and even then, it was a huge effort to be brief despite the fact that my editor gave me four pages! This turned out to be a topic that really got people thinking. The piece is just out, in the most current issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, April 2011. Thanks to all the artists who participated! If you're interested in reading the piece, here it is (click on images to enlarge:)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Surprised by a Prize!

At the opening, next to the prize-winner
It's been a long time since I won a prize! I've gotten honors, been awarded grants and been invited to speak and asked to act as a judge, also honors, but it has been years since I was awarded a good old-fashioned prize!  I was especially tickled that the prize was awarded not by an art world-er but by a famous pastry chef: Patrick Gauthron, formerly of Le Bec Fin, and now of Aux Petits Delices. Ironically, the pastry in the painting, a traditional confection called an opera, came from one of his competitors, our local french bakery, Le Petit Mitron. I highly recommend having a local french bakery, preferably within walking distance if you can manage it! ;-)

The show is a lot of fun to view if you're in the area!
There's Always Room For Dessert
Date: Feb 4, 2011 - Feb 24, 2011
Opening Reception: First Fri., Feb. 4, 6-9 pm
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Road
Haverford, PA 19041

Friday, February 4, 2011

Eye Candy in Bleak Midwinter!

Opening Reception for this one is tonight!

After the Meal, oil on canvas, 11 x 14

There's Always Room For Dessert
Date: Feb 4, 2011 - Feb 24, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 4, 6-9 pm
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Road Haverford, PA 19041

Myself and numerous friends are participating in this fun and delectable fund-raiser. Feast your eyes on delicious artwork of all mediums inspired by desserts. Join us for the opening reception on First Friday, Feb. 4 to see all of the eye candy and indulge in some sweets! 10% of sales made from exhibition will go to support MANNA.
For more information on this delectable exhibition click here.