Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Connie 3

My painting Connie 3 (acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14") is being featured in Claudia Hajian's Portraits and Pets Art Show.

Claudia is one of NYC's iconic models. I have painted her many times (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), and look forward to doing so again.

I hope you'll get a chance to explore her wonderful blog which presents a model's take on the art world here in NYC.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Head Study in Blue

My postcard-sized watercolor "Head Study in Blue" will be a part of the Twitter Art Exhibit 2017 supporting Molly Olly’s Wishes in Stratford upon Avon, UK, April 2-19, 2017.

From the charity's site:
Molly Olly’s Wishes supports children with terminal or life threatening illnesses and their families to help with their emotional wellbeing. We grant individual wishes and donate therapeutic toys and books to both children directly and to hospitals throughout the UK.

We are professional and personal and never forget that those we help are going through extremely challenging times. We always strive to be empathetic and compassionate.
The opening reception is tonight, April 1, 2017. From Eventbrite:
TWITTER ART EXHIBIT (TAE) is being held in the UK for the first time! Next year it will be somewhere else in the world supporting another worthwhile charity.

The Opening Night of TAE17 in Startford upon Avon is a great opportunity to buy some amazing art from our TAE17 artists from all around the world and, at the same time, to support the charity Molly Olly's Wishes who help support children with terminal and seroius illness and their families. This year TAE has had it's biggest uptake since the event started 6 years ago with 1300 artists registered from 62 countries!

Artist David Sandum will be attending the event from Norway and will be giving a presentation about how and why TAE was set up and about the charities it has helped over the years and what the future holds for TAE.

You are invited to the OPENING NIGHT on the 1 April 2017 in Stratford upon Avon and we hope that you will invite others you know who could enjoy the event. Please come along to purchase the cards and help us raise funds for Molly Olly's Wishes. (Cost of cards - £30 each of 4 for £100). ALL the proceeds from the sale of the cards goes direct to the charity. If you are attending the sale, it would be most helpful if you could bring CASH if you are planning to buy any artworks, to help speed up the process!

There will be an AUCTION of a wonderful original etching doanted by Norman Ackroyd RA and a sketch by Sir Ian McKellan and Gok Wan on the night.

FREE entry. Light refreshments available. Disabables access and facilities.
Date and Time:
Sat 1 April 2017
18:00 – 21:00 BST

The ArtsHouse
14 Rother Street
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 6LU
United Kingdom
If you're in the UK, I hope that you'll be able to attend TAE17, support a wonderful charity, and take in the work of Twitter artists from around the world.


I'm happy to report that my fellow Twitter artist Cathy Thomas purchased Head Study in Blue.

Cathy lives in Chester, UK and specializes in portraiture. I hope you'll click on her Twitter page and explore her amazing work.

You can view photos from opening night here.