Floating Market Curaçao
Floating Market in Curaçao | Acrylic on Canvas | 2018 | Currently on view at VAC, Punta Gorda, FL

Over the past several months, I have been busy prepping for several shows that are taking place right now or in the very near future. Here’s the rundown:

Water, Water, Everywhere

May 21 – June 21 at Visual Arts Center, 210 Maude Street in Punta Gorda, FL

I have a lot of photographs that I’ve taken during my travels and recently started painting from them. For this show, I decided to paint the floating market in Curaçao (above) from my visit in 2010. The market had been around for over 100 years and sadly, it just closed in March due to the Venezuelans not being able to get fruit from their country due to border closure. Below are some additional landscapes I worked on earlier this year based on a trip I took to France in the summer of 2012. While the Seine scene is spoken for, the Monaco garden is still available.

RoCo 6×6 2018

June 2 – July 15  at Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo)137 East Avenue in Rochester, NY

For this year’s 6×6 submissions, I chose to paint some notable Rochester favorites for the Pantone Series: Tanvi Asher, designer and owner of Peppermint; Shawn Dunwoody, artist and activist; Mark Cleary, philanthropist and owner of City Blue; and the great Wendell Castle, furniture artist and father of American Craft. This is an annual fundraiser and all works are sold for $20 each, with all proceeds going to RoCo. This a seriously good deal, folks. Purchases can be made at the gallery or online through the RoCo website.

Pearls Before Swine

June 11 until August 3, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday at Haus Capital/ NORCHAR Real Estate 383 & 389 Park Avenue in Rochester, NY

First Friday Reception: July 6, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

I met Melissa Huang last year shortly before she departed from Main Street Arts. She is both a fantastic artist and curator who has been organizing rotating shows at two adjacent businesses in Rochester: NORCHAR Real Estate and Haus Capital. Since she will be relocating to pursue her MFA in Georgia (Rebecca Lomuto will be taking over as curator), I’m happy to have been selected for Pearls Before Swine, along with two very talented artists, Cat Clay (Sabra Wood) and Aaron Delehanty.

Magpie detail of “Shiny Beautiful Things” 2018

For this show, I’ve created a new series of seven paintings and a few recent favorites will also be featured. You can always check out the latest previews of my work on Instagram. More specific info on this series can be found here.

Small Works 2018 

July 26  – August 29 at Trestle Gallery 850 3rd Avenue Suite 411 in Brooklyn, NY

I’m thrilled that one of my Yama Niyama Llamas made it into Trestle Gallery’s Small Works show.  Raccoons appear to be having a moment!

Asteya – The Llama of Non-Stealing
Asteya – The Llama of Non-Stealing | 2017

Press

Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet (Elizabeth Taylor)
Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet (Elizabeth Taylor) featured in (585) Magazine May/ June 2018

Additionally, I’ve had some recent coverage which is always appreciated. (585) Magazine featured one of my Pantone Series pieces in the May/ June Grow issue and other recent work is presently featured in the June online issue of Chaleur.

If you are in or near any of these galleries, please feel free to stop by and check out the work in person.

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