Winter 2021 MFA Exhibition

It’s that time of year again to decide what work should go into the winter exhibition. In the last six months, I’ve completed 75 6×8 inch oil paintings on linen.Now I must somehow narrow that number down to an 8×10 ft wall. Because the exhibition is completely digital, I will create a digital collage ofContinue reading “Winter 2021 MFA Exhibition”

Stills from my recent foray into painting for video…

After the last residency, I embarked on a video journey. Life is cyclic. I began my art journey with a hankering to make films. As video took over, I adapted for a while. I even shot a 16 mm film in the nineties and edited it to tape. I entered a few film festivals andContinue reading “Stills from my recent foray into painting for video…”

deconstructing formative life-experiences

Where will my studio work take me this semester? The work is about the process of deconstructing formative life experiences. My studio process always involves life experiences. The difference is that I am learning the language to explain it.We all have a story. Some stories involve zero adversities, while others are fraught with them. Collectively,Continue reading “deconstructing formative life-experiences”

Overcast reading

School is winding down. The grades recorded. My graduate evaluations complete. When the weather is rainy and overcast, there is little to do besides, eat, sleep, talk to the cat, care for my plants, or read. I’ve been doing some light, fun reading. I played the piano for an hour (sorry neighbors). I even wroteContinue reading “Overcast reading”

Busy reading and painting

I’ve been extremely productive since returning from the Vermont residency. I devoured texts regarding contemporary painting and visited galleries and museums around town. If you are interested in my bibliography I may get around to posting it but if you comment I will definitely post it. I’ve also been painting a lot and on aContinue reading “Busy reading and painting”

MFA adventures

I am still processing my residency. I have been home for a week and 3 days but my experience there is still swirling and spinning in my head. The critiques ( worried endlessly over) were constuctive. After landing in Nashville, I have been to one art crawl and the Frist. I have read 3 chaptersContinue reading “MFA adventures”

Lighting experiment

I set up a new composition with a new lighting scenario. Because I love the old masters and the contrasting lights and darks, I wanted to experiment with higher contrasts in my lighting situation. Also, this skull has been on my list of things to paint for months. The green participation ribbon has been inContinue reading “Lighting experiment”

MFA decisions

I was accepted into the MFA program of Visual Arts by Vermont College of Fine Art. I am humbled and honored to have been accepted. It is a low residency program which means I can work in the comfort of my own studio, continue working my fabulous day job, and spend time with my family.Continue reading “MFA decisions”