The Sketchbook Project May 2013

The Sketchbook Project  May 2013
I participated in The Sketchbook Project through the Maryland Federation of Art. Book was completed and on display at the University of Maryland Art Gallery before going on to Brooklyn.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Tree of Hope Mural project in progress.

I have completed murals in the following offices so far... Annapolis, Greenbelt, Owings Mills, Bel Air, Hunt Valley and Columbia, all in Maryland.  The project is very engaging.  Several patients and staff/doctors have willingly added their own leaves as I am painting, which they are happy to sign or initial! While there is some consistency in design and color schemes are congruent with the TMS green and brown corporate marketing materials, other accent colors are varying.  Bel Air has some purples, while Owings Mills has lime green, and Columbia has some brighter blues, all in support of their decor/furniture. Touches of gold bring areas to life!
Only the first few were lightly sketched on walls prior to painting. I am now free handing every layout, beginning with trunk and branch systems before adding colors and details from dark to light.  Please see earlier post. Office lighting is usually bright /varied and photographing
Owings Mills
large wall spaces is sometimes a challenge. Most colors are much more rich in hue than the photos portray.


Hunt Valley

Bel Air

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sailors' Delight, Center painting.OIL, 30x40, on exhibit and for sale at The Gallery Shop, Oakland MD through May 2018  A crescent moon and a warm sky  herald  a good day ahead for fishing, or for those who rise early after a long night, hoping for some delight. 301-334-6580

Autumn Dunes Oil 18x36  Reflecting the warmth of an autumnal sunset over the changing colors of the barrier islands of North Carolina.  Display and sale through May at The Gallery Shop, Oakland MD. 301-334-6580

Long shot display, Autumn Dunes.  Call the Gallery Shop, Oakland MD for pricing.  108 Second Street. 301-334-6580

In the Arms of Winter  OIL 22x28  Currently on display in the Lowe Office, House of Delegates, Annapolis MD through April 2018,  part of  a juried Maryland Federation OF Art exhibit.

Annapolis Tree of Hope with patient testimonials.

Columbia MD Tree of Hope in progress step 1.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lots is new in my art world. I am currently working on a corporate commission, installing very large paintings in mental health treatment offices for Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth. The pieces represent Trees of Hope, their corporate image. I am so enjoying matching each painting to each office's color scheme, while including some subtle branding components. I have incorporated my own symbolism in the composition of the paintings, to represent the patient as they may come in to treatment through their success. I am very excited about the use of color and space to bring the patients into the visual.  Many have spontaneously agreed to paint with me, adding their own leaves on the trees.  This makes me very happy, as patients say they feel so included!
So far, I have installed murals in the following locations: Annapolis, MD., Greenbelt, MD, Columbia, MD., Hunt Valley, MD., and Bel Air, MD., and Owings Mills, MD. In the next weeks I will be working in Wilmington, DE and Easton, MD, as well as Glen Burnie, MD. Newark NJ is upcoming.
Photos will be uploaded soon.

Monday, December 11, 2017

In March of 2017, I  was fortunate to have been selected as an artist in residence at the Wildacres Retreat Center, near Little Switzerland, NC.  I was in residence at Owl Lodge for a week in October, and it was glorious.  Time to paint and write. Great friends. Terrific food. Truly an amazing opportunity to be immersed in art.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sailors' Delight

Sailors' Delight is a sanded oil on linen, measuring 24"x36" © 2017  Currently available. Price on request.
It was inspired by the time of day that shrimpers must get out on the water, regardless for the most part, of weather conditions. To scrutinize the sky the evening before every launch has become a sort of semisuperstitious ritual, in spite of excellent weather forecasting. And so from the old rhyme...
Respectfully inserted from:
A practical nursery rhyme about the weather - "Red Sky at night"Practical origins for this English nursery rhyme are based on weather predictions and how a red sky at night would indicate fair weather on the following day. In England the words refer to a shepherd who would say that a red sky in the morning was suggesting inclement weather to follow. In America the words relate to a sailor. It should be remembered that there were no weather forecasts, as such, in days gone by and one had to make one's own weather predictions. Those with the most knowledge and experience, such as Sailors and Shepherds, whose lives were dependant on the weather and were fully conversant with changing weather patterns indicated by a "Red Sky at night".
The original origins of this Nursery Rhyme can be traced to the Bible: Matthew 16:2-32 - He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 - And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?