I took several weeks of a life drawing studio held art the Munroe Center for the Arts here in Lexington. Very casual but serious artists doing their interpretations of two very different models.
I pinned a few up in the studio. Some I worked on when I brought them home, but improvement was about 50/50. I found it interesting to work with figures again..it's been a very long time. I will continue with this diversion from painting in 2019.
Meanwhile, my Japanese inspired painting, which will be called Inuit/Japan Influences: Kitsumi Tsuki will be finished soon....
I am quite excited about the upcoming show at Three Stones Gallery. You'll see many more photos for my September update.
I have made one more painting featuring a polar bear created by the Inuit artist Saila Pauta. Pauta's bears are very highly collectable and he is one of the Inuit culture's most famous artists.
Exciting News! I signed a contract with Three Stones Gallery in West Concord this week. They will represent me for the next year. My paintings will be show alone with Jonathon MacAdam early September-October 19th. A party is scheduled for September 20th. More updates coming...
Below is a quick view of work done since February.
I went to see James Kerry Marshall's enormous show at the MET's Breuer in January this year and found it sensational. As of previously I have let favorite artists stimulate a sub-series in the on-going Inuit Influences
Seeing Black is a culmination of many things. In an effort to revive my Hunter Series of 2012 I came up with the idea of making the hunter's faces all derived from JKM's Self portrait as a Super Model. His use of black kindled my idea of using black gesso which can produce an amazing flat and neutral 'color', combined with white pencil proved to completely transform the previous work and produces a rather startlingly contrast . The eyes being somewhat realistic almost "steal the show" as they draw you in immediately. The yellow hair determines that it's a 3-way mix of racial identities as well as gender fluidity
I went through my inventory and selected more works that could also be transformed. Several pieces from the Amautik series have something new to say.
The Art Steering Committee contacted me last spring saying they loved my art, would I consider showing July 15th to September 13? How could I refuse! I selected 13 pieces. Their atrium space is contemporary and full of light. Great space for displaying art.