News and Events

May 2017

I was in Tamworth, New Hampshire, painting at WetPaintTamworth2017, for a week-long plein-air painting festival. I sold a couple paintings, and won a peoples choice award.

December 2016 – February 2017

I was in NYC working for Evergreene Architectural Arts, helping paint religious murals for several midwest locations.

October 10th-16th, 2016

I’ll be painting in Cape Ann, Massachusetts for the Cape Ann First Annual Painting Competition and Festival.

Sept.17 -23, 2016

I’ll be in Quechee, Vt., painting in the Vermont Institute of Natural Science’s Plein Air Painting Competition. At the event I won the prize for best nocturne

Sept. 5 – 11th, 2016

I’ll be painting in Boothbay Harbor for the Stroke of Art Plein Air Festival. At this event I won 2nd prize for peoples choice.

August 2016

I spent a few days in Wiscassett, Maine participating in their first Plein Air event hosted by the Maine Art Gallery and organized by Jorge Pena. I sold my third Nocturne of this year!

July 2016

I participated in the “Wet Paint Out on the Weskeag” a plein air event benefiting the Georges River Land Trust and sponsored by the Kelpie Gallery.  And I sold another Nocturne!

July 2016

I had a great time painting in this years 4th annual Castine , Maine Plein Air Competition and sold a lovely nocturne.

Sept., 2015

Won an Honorable Mention and sold a few at the Solomons Plein Air Event and Sale.

Sept. 15-20, 2015

I’ll be driving down to Solomons, Maryland to participate for the second year in the very well run Solomons Plein Air Event and Sale. Sponsored by Carmen’s Gallery.

Sept. 7-13, 2015

I’ll be participating in the “A Stroke of Art” annual plein air paint-out in Boothbay Harbor, Maine during it’s annual Harbor Fest. Sponsored by Coco Vivo Gallery.

Aug. 15, 2015

I had a great time painting in Weskeag Village, Maine  for a fundraiser for The Georges River Land Trust sponsored by The Kelpie Gallery. I sold two small paintings at the Auction.

July 23-25, 2015

I participated in the 2015 Castine, Maine Plein Air Event where I won an Honorable Mention and had a great time. Wonderful place, wonderful people!

Sept. 17-21, 2014

I’ll be participating in the Solomon Island Plein Air Event this year in Maryland.

Sept. 30, 2013

I’ll be a painter at the Plein Air Mt. Lebanon event near Pittsburgh.

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August 2013

I’m back in North Carolina visiting  family and painting.

July 15th, 2013

I’ve returned to the U.S. and am visiting my family in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

July 2013

I’m visiting friends in the south of France near the Pyrenees and will then spend a week in Paris.

June, 2013

I’m in Naples, Italy alternately enjoying the stunning scenery and being terrified by ruthless Vespa riders!

May, 2013

I’m traveling through Sicily visiting Palermo, Syracusa, Taormina , Catania and best of all my friends at the Casa Pergola near Palermo.

March 4, 2013

I have arrived in Rome, Italy for  a several month painting excursion  and hopefully some “la dolce vita!”

October 2-7, 2012
I’ll be a participant and artist at Plein Air Mt Lebanon, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA.  Prize money and a show, so wish me luck!

 August 31 – September 1

I’ll be participating in the Camden falls Plein Air Wet Paint Auction to benefit the Camden Windjammer Festival. Sponsored by the Camden Falls Gallery.

from the sponsors website: “Taking place on Labor Day Weekend, the First Annual Plein Air Wet Paint Auction coincides with the Camden Windjammer Festival, which draws thousands of visitors each year. During the festival, the fleet gathers in picturesque Camden Harbor for festivities reminiscent of the days when hundreds of coastal schooners lined the waterfront. Events include a parade of sail, boatbuilding and nautical exhibitions, live music, dancing, and fireworks – any or all of which may serve as inspiration for the dozens of artists who will gather to paint in and around the harbor on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1.”

July 11 – Aug.11, 2012

I’ll have four paintings for sale at the Finnegan’s Farm Reunion Show at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. This is a show for students at the Lyme Academy that stayed at the Weekend house of Patti and Tom O’Shauganassy during our schooling. Should be fun!

July 2012

I participated in a plein air paintout in New London, Ct. July 7 and 8th.This was my first plein air event andI even got a prize (3rd place). I have a few Paintings up at the Gallery at Firehouse Square.  I was thrilled for my first paint-out competition.

April 2012

I  have moved to Portland, Maine. What drew me here is the vibrant arts scene and Portland’s wonderful juxtaposition between the big urban centers of Boston and NYC and so much beautiful nature.

February – March 2012

I am now in Perth, Australia assisting  on the RedBall Project, with my stepbrother Kurt Perschke. More info at: http://redballproject.com/perth and http://www.perthfestival.com.au/en/

December 2011 – January 2012

I am in Topeka, Kansas working on the restoration of some murals in the Kansas State Capital Building. With Evergreen Architectural Arts.

July 29 -Sept.10 2011

This is an opening  at the Gallery in Firehouse Square in New London, Connecticut. It is a  reunion exhibition titled “John Stobart Fellowship Award Winners: 1989-2011.” Featuring works by over 17 of the Fellowship award winners,  this exhibition will open with a reception at the gallery on Friday, July 29, 2011 from 5-10pm. In attendance on this  evening will be Mr. Stobart himself.

This is an exhibit for winners of the Stobart Fellowship, which I  generously received in 1995.  John Stobart is a noted marine painter. I sent 3 paintings, but I will not be able to attend.

May 2011

I am in Paducah, Kentucky at St. Francis De sales Church, working on restoring  a mural and recreating stenciling and trompe l’oiel decorations. For Historic Surfaces.

March 2011

I will be going to Nantucket Island in Massachusetts  to help recreate old Tromp l’oiel decorations  at the Old South Church. With Evergreen Architectural Arts. A Unitarian Church, which was the faith I was raised in.

January, 2011

I recently relocated to Asheville ,N.C.

October 8-16, 2010

I will have four small and inexpensive works in the Edgewater Historical Society space (5358 North Ashland, Chicago, IL) It is part of Andersonville Arts Weekend.  There are many receptions in the area on Friday, October 8 (5 to 9pm). Click here to see the work.

August 2010

I recently was spotted painting on the street by journalists from Time Out Chicago magazine. Check it out here.

May 2010

I have returned from my SE Asian trip. I was in Thailand,Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. I did many small oil sketches and had a wonderful and educational trip. To see the details and paintings click here.

January 2010

I  will be taking a four month trip to Indochina starting January 7th. I will be exploring and painting and perhaps improve my sun tan.

October  2009

I will be showing at a group show  for the artists who worked this year and last year on the Chicago Ave. mural project. At The Architrouve gallery, 1433 W. Chicago ave.

September 23- October 10, 2009

I am  participating in the artprize competition in Grand Rapids,MI, which is an exhibit/competition in the center of Grand Rapids at about 100 venues featuring over 1250 artists. I am exhibiting a large figure painted on wood and adhered to the outside of a building. My subject is Adrian Booth (a.k.a Lorna Gray) , a golden age movie actress who grew up in Grand Rapids. My venue is the B.O.B.

August 2009

I am working on my Public Transpoortation themed mural  for the Westown neighborhood in Chicago. It is on Chicago Ave. about 1 block west of Halstead. I hope to be finished about the 22nd of August. They were looking for street scenes from their area to be painted underneath a Union-Pacific train bridge. My theme is a “Utopian vision of an alternative future” where the area has developed into a green culture. Sponsored by the West-town Chamber of Commerce. To see the completed mural take a look at this blog post.

Oct. 2008

In October I will be exhibiting at the Around the Coyote Arts Festival In Chicago. I was selected as a Curators Choice which is a nice honor and should get me a little more attention.

The venue is just west of Chicago’s Loop at:

Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd.

Festival Hours: 2008 Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival: October 17-19, 2008
Friday, October 17 from 6pm- 10pm: Opening Night Party
Saturday, October 18 from 12pm-10pm: visual art venues open to the public
Sunday, October 19 from 12pm- 6pm: visual art venues open to the public

Oct. 2008

I will have a painting in the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition to be held at Richland Fine Art in Nashville, Tennessee, October 17 through November 15, 2008.

June 2008

Exhibit: Thursday, June 12, 2008, 5 – 7 pm at the University Club of Chicago (76 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL (312) 726-2840 at the  corner of Monroe and Michigan) . I’ll have about 20 mostly new works for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit is on the 12th floor in the dining room with a lovely terrace and a beautiful view over Grant park and the Art institute. There is a DRESS CODE: NO JEANS! Business Casual to receive entry to the building.
Stop by for a glass of wine. Hope to see you there!

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