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2012

January 2012
Happy New Year 2012, to all my collectors, colleagues and visitors! Lots of new events and paintings coming up this year!

Meanwhile as always, traveling to paint is planned, teaching, judge art shows, conduct demonstrations, commissioned pieces and more.

So I've cleaned the studio; ready to paint for the winter Month. If interested in receiving a free estimate for a special commission as a gift, celebration, or for your office/residence, please call me at 919.460.0630.

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February 2012
Have you ever thought about having special done for a large or even tiny space? I am completing painting on an antique music box. It's a thrill to design and create on such a precious piece for my client. Also have 2 other small paintings to do for yet another client. Then on to the larger works!

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May 2012
Afternoon Delight
I've been invited to be lecture/instruct about plein air painting to the North Carolina Pastel Society on Saturday, May 19th.

Also at the end of May going into June Plein Air Painters of the South East [PAP-SE] will converge on and paint Charleston, S.C. for the week. The culmination will be a show and sale at exceptional galleries downtown. More details later:)

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June 2012
The 25th anniversary of The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake, in Moneta, VA (Bridgewater Plaza.) is being celebrated on Saturday June 9th! I have been represented by this superb gallery for nearly 24 of their 25 years. On that day myself and a few other artists (including a sculptor) will be creating on the gallery's deck. Their Visions of Smith Mountain Lake show will feature two works by all of their artists - with lots of surprises too! Come on along if you can!

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September 2012
The Landfall, in Wilmington, NC, has invited me for the third year to be the juror of awards at their annual show. Following, will be a 2 day workshop inside the Landfall community. More info to come!

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2011

March 2011
What fun it was to demonstrate painting to a group of over 60 women who were non-painters from Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, NC. We first had five people signed-up for the free event then as it grew so too, did my canvas!!

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April 2011
April this year is extremely packed full of great painting trips..

First, to travel to Folly Beach, SC (near Charleston) with colleague members of Plein Air Painters of the South East (PAP-SE.) It was rainy and very cold but we painted at least two pieces each day.

Second, to participate in the Second Annual Callaway Gardens Paint Out, Pine Mountain, GA. For a week selected artists painted the famous azalea garden. Acres of old-fashioned and new azaleas, some enormous and all a feast for the eyes and the brush! Many paintings were done of the surrounding area of charming homes, farms and more. A grand reception and sale were held in the Discovery Center. If you ever have the opportunity to come during this event, it will be something you never will forget. Visit Callaway Gardens online for details for the 2012 event. The resort is exquisite, with packages and golfing available on site.

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May 2011
A momentary break from travel to paint and teach in the studio.

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June 2011
The northern Adirondacks in New York State at Paul Smith College was the site for a historic event. The Plein Air Magazine Invitational Paint Out. Over 80 artists from North America as well as a few from Russia and other countries, converged for a week of painting incredible scenery, architecture and waterfalls of the area. As founding editor of the magazine (now Stephen Doherty who served as editor of American Artist Magazine for 31 years is now at the helm) it was a thrill for me to be invited and participate with colleagues from all over! Can't wait to do it again.

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September 2011
I humbly accepted an invitation to feature this school year's major exhibition at Liberty University's Art Gallery, Lynchburg, VA. For ten months I have been preparing for this grand event! While the opening reception was on Thursday, September 22nd, the show and sale will go on through November 3d. Not only recent works are on view but also several pieces on loan from collectors are open to the public to see for the very first time. Many are from my early career! 

SEE EXHIBITION PREVIEW HERE. To see in person, visit Liberty University Art Gallery, Student Life and Academic Building in room 111. For directions call the University at 434.582.2111.

I also had the honor of once again being the Juror of Awards for The Landfall Art Exhibition in Wilmington, NC. A tremendous show this year with all media imaginable represented.

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October 2011
My Liberty University Art Gallery Exhibition is still going on. Don't miss this opportunity to view the collection. All purchases can be made through my studio at 919.460.0630.  

Also this month, I get underway with a new collection. After the studio is cleaned-up from months of preparation for the LU exhibition, I am about ready to get back to the easel. Plans are also being made to paint with my Blue Ridge Plein Air Painters (VA) colleagues for autumn.

Currently taking orders for commissioned pieces for Christmas gift giving. Let's discuss what you'd like on or before November 1, and you'll have a personalized gift for that special someone!

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November/December 2011
There will be "tons" of new paintings available for the Christmas season! Many will be available beginning November 26-27th during the annual Christmas Open House at The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake, in Moneta, VA (Bridgewater Plaza.) Oh, and don't miss Santa who arrives at Bridgewater Plaza by boat on November 26, at 1pm, to hear childrens' wish list!

Many more are available directly through my studio. If you see a painting online that you like, give me a call at 919.460.0630!

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