Thursday, October 29, 2015

Glass Paperweights

When I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, I went to the The Art Institute of Chicago, a very prestigious and well-known museum. There is a gallery there devoted to a collection of paperweights, many French and made with the "millefiori" and lampwork techniques. Here are a few butterflies that I liked. I love the colorful wings. 800 paperweights in this gallery! 


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dismal Swamp Art Festival

I'll be showing my art at this festival on Saturday. It sounds like a fun day and so far, an expected sunny one!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

I'm one of five d'Art Center artists in this show at a local gallery called Kellam Galleries. It is located in the NEON District of Norfolk and the show is part of Norfolk Visual Arts Week. The work is hung and ready for viewing. The reception is this Wednesday evening and all interested art lovers are invited!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Orange Tree Painting

My mother also enjoyed painting and I have several of her works including this one she painted in oil of an small orange tree. I'm especially fond of it because I know how much she loved this plant and the painting hung in a place I passed by many times a day while I was growing up. I think she captured the warmth of the light from that familiar window perfectly.