Faulkner Exhibit

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I am pleased to announce the opening of my private exhibit, Pageant of Seasons, at Faulkner Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Brent Faulkner and his wife Joanne have opened the walls of their beautiful new office to area artists as a place to display and sell their art. Everything in the exhibit except for two pet portraits is for sale.

Please visit Faulkner Exhibit and Bookplate Gallery for images of this show’s offerings. Price list available here.

I’m Only Human

Latest Projects, Li'l Birds

My son’s original art from a young age in elementary school became my inspiration for another “li’l birds” project. The original is construction paper collage and incidentally, hung over my desk at work for years. I often told colleagues that it was a depiction of me behind my desk reacting to a typical day’s work.

“I’m Only Human” is designed to be art you can touch. It’s an interactive piece made from canvas panels, acrylic paint, metal, wood, and magnets. Four small canvas panels are meant to be removed from the background and placed in positions favored by the viewer.

The background was painted on a thin piece of sheet metal and framed in a custom built frame. The background was drawn on a larger scale to look like the background in the original. The four 6×6-inch canvas panels were painted to resemble the original true to size, except in four separate pieces.

The canvas panels were mounted on wood (stained to match the frame) and small magnets were attached.

The four small panels can be placed anywhere on the metal background.

The finished piece is now hangs on a wall waiting for the next person to walk by and create a new arrangement.

Acrylic on canvas & metal, 33×12

 

TAG Box Show 2018

Latest Projects, News

The 2018 TAG/The Artists Gallery Box Show was held March 3-24 at TAG in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The show is an annual event and silent auction gallery fundraiser. This year’s show was “On and Off the Wall” and featured both boxes and wood panels (artist’s choice). I chose a panel and with spring in mind, I painted yellow tulips. I chose complementary colors for each item to add richness and harmony, hence the blue and orange background, red and green leaves and yellow and violet tulips. This piece went for $150.

Angelfish

Latest Projects

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These four angelfish were painted on 8×8-inch gallery cradled wood panels and while each piece could stand alone, they are meant to be sold and hung as a set. I first sanded and stained the sides to give the pieces a furniture quality finish. I’d like to create more aquatic nature sets…I’m thinking starfish next.

Cafe du Monde

Latest Projects

A family visit to Cafe du Monde in New Orleans and an impromptu photo resulted in a family portrait that just begged to be painted. We were in New Orleans to celebrate the engagement of my son and daughter-in-law (who grew up there). Once finished, I had a high res scan and prints done of the painting. The prints were matted and framed and became Christmas gifts for all at the table.