Still Standing Tall, oil 30x30"
The year started off in a big way. David was invited to participate in the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale in Denver, Colorado, one of the finest exhibitions of contemporary realism of the Western United States. It is a real honor to be included in this amazing show! A preview night, followed by the dinner and sale the next evening kicked off the two-week National Western Stock Show. The exhibit and sale benefits the National Western Scholarship Trust, which provides college financial support to the next generation of agribusiness and rural medical leaders. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet new collectors and incredible artists. David thrilled to report that 5 of his 6 painting sold! www.coorswesternart.com
Autumn Grazing, oil 20x30"
I am honored to have Rising Up selected for the The Russell Auction in March 2018. The painting depicts the Tetons Mountains, taken from a hike this summer. The auction to benefit the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT includes world-class art from both living and deceased artists. As a part of the "western art week" I will have a display room at The Outwest Art Show & Sale at the Heritage Inn, March 14 - 17. If you have never attended, it is well worth a trip, both to surround yourself with some incredible art, as well as have a great time!
Rising Up, 40x30" oil
I was excited to learn I received the Mayor’s Award at this year’s Edmonds Arts Festival for my painting “Sveti Vlaho, Dubrovnik”. The painting depicts the aging cathedral illumined by the morning sunshine in the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik. I was struck by the play of light and shadows and tried to capture its essence. Thanks to all of those who work so tirelessly to put on a great show and preview party.
Edison is a very small town off the beaten tracks in northwestern Washington. If you blink a couple of times you might miss it. It’s well worth stopping though for its bakery, gallery, small shops and restaurants. I tried to capture its charm in this 12x16" oil. I loved how the afternoon shadows fell across the road. “Downtown Edison” will be part of AIS’s inaugural show in Costa Mesa, California. March 11 – 26 at the Randy Higbee Gallery.
I’m honored to have my paining ”Family Farm” chosen to be included in the 2016 Oil Painters of America Western Regional exhibition. The show is to be held at the Marshall Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ from November 4 – 30. The opening reception is Friday, November 4 from 6 to 9pm. The paining depicts a rural farm scene from western Washington. I loved the contrast between the green fields and foliage with the warm red tones of the buildings.
I am honored to have Winter Color, a 30x40" oil accepted into this year's Russell Auction in Great Falls, Montana. It will be part of the main auction Saturday night, March 19. During the week I will once again be exhibiting paintings at the Out West Art Show, held at the Best Western Heritage Inn. This fun event kicks off with a reception and preview party Wednesday evening March 16 and continues through Saturday night March 19. Events are held all over town. It is the place to be to see some amazing art.