When most people think of sports, halls of fame, and sports art they focus on the professional “greats” especially they have been depicted in art in the past.
When I was offered the opportunity to exhibit I decided that I wanted to show the pre-professionals sport. The little kids just starting out in soccer and track and the serious adults who, though not pro caliber, have the same enthusiasm.
I put the word out to friends and on Facebook that I would love to see their photos and videos. I took my own as well and from all the info found myself with a collection of reference material.
- An old photo I took of Ille Nastase serving in a tennis tournament many decades ago.
- Kayakers filmed by our builder’s son of he and friends white water kayaking in Oregon.
- My granddaughters soccer team.
- My daughter on a bike.
Some are mere impressions handled very loosely and others more delineated. Each reflects my feeling of the moment and hopefully you will enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed painting them.
Stay tuned for more information on this showing coming to Portsmouth, Virginia.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening! We had a great time. Just a reminder the show will continue through July 1.
You’re invited to the new art show opening of my works at the Tyler White Gallery in Greensboro, NC. I’m in -cluding some of my newer works. The show runs from May 31st – July 1.
The opening will be Friday, May 31st from 6-8 PM at the gallery. Would love to see you there!
Wanted to share some of the paintings I’m preparing for the upcoming art show at the Richard Stravitz Sculpture and Fine Art Gallery in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It’s been a delight creating these paintings of these magnificent creatures. The show begins on Saturday, March 9th. If you like a painting, share your thoughts in the comment area below.
I am working on a commission involving a mountain biker. This is a sketchy black and white on sepia toned canvas that I am finding that I like as is. So I will probably do something in color but on another canvas rather than paint over this one.
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton, Virginia, is holding their annual art exhibition from January 26 – February 24, 2013. Their website describes it as
This annual exhibition features the art work by many of the over 250 Hampton Arts League members in all media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, crafts, sculpture and watercolor.
I was honored with an Award of Merit for my painting, “Parade.” Come out and see the wonderful exhibition.
In anticipation of the holiday season, I’ve been putting together a number of smaller paintings that might interest my patrons for holiday gift giving. These are fun pieces and many of them are already in lovely frames. Come by my Home Studio Open House on December 11th to take a gander.
In the comments below, be sure to let me know which painting is your favorite . . .
As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m offering four paintings at auction for the Achievable Dream Tennis Ball on Saturday, October 27. Here are the remain two paintings included in the auction. If you are the winner of the auction, please post a picture with you and your new painting on my Facebook Page. Thank you for supporting this valuable cause.
Winter Flight Over the James
Giving back is important. Seeing children reaching toward their dreams and their potential is amazing. The Achievable Dream schools in Newport News, Virginia help give at risk kids an extra hand up out of poverty through “character development-based education program.” This year, I’m offering four paintings at the annual auction. You can participate in the auction on Saturday, October 27th at the 20th Annual Achievable Dream Tennis Ball. Here are two of the paintings to be auctioned . . . .
I’ve been showing art at the Richard Stravitz Sculpture and Fine Art Gallery at their gallery on Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. Now I’ve opened a new showing at the gallery’s new location on 30th Street, Virginia Beach. Come see the wonderful location. You can’t miss my paintings. They’re right in the front window!