Back from Holidays and Ready for Action!

Its been a while since my last post.… but after the Toronto Outdoor show, once paintings were delivered to clients and galleries, I decided to take a motorcycle road trip with a friend. We were ten days on the road, through the Adirondacks in New York, Green Mountains of Vermont, White Mountains of New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick and Cabot Trail of Nova Scotia, and then back again. This incredibly fun and exhilarating ride has left me fully charged to get right back to the studio and into full production mode!

On the Cabot Trail, overlooking Ingonish


Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Phew! The dust is starting to settle, in the aftermath of the TOAE. Overall I’d have to say I had a terrific show. I sold eight of my new encaustics, which not only lines the coffers for a while, but is extremely encouraging in terms of the more abstracted direction my work has taken.

The weather was hot — as always! — and the show was exhausting and physically demanding (as always! — artists must take home their work each night… re-hang in the a.m.) — but the crowds were fantastic, and visitors to my booth were full of wonderful comments and appreciation for my work. Many, many people were interested in a further  understanding of the encaustic process — which is truly fascinating — so I will publish a page in my blog on that shortly.

Thanks to all who attended, and to numerous friends who stopped by to say hi.

a few folks at my booth
“but does it match the carpet.…?”
the happy artist
the client who purchased this large painting, “Canoe Route” told me he felt it was a cross between the work of Tony Sherman and David Bierk — a compliment that made my day!

One day to go until Toronto Outdoor Art show!!

Its down to the wire (as usual!) with art show preparations! Last minute details, final touches to paintings, wiring and framing, gathering all show materials together, making sure my canopy is waterproofed!!!.… lots left to do yet.… and all fueled with a high level of pre-show excitement/stress/anxiety/anticipation. I’m fully charged up and exhausted at the same time.
So this is my last pre-show post. This piece is one of the farthest abstracted ones I’ve done to date. Its still about the sea, time, distance and navigation… and a powerful longing to travel — not on a plane — but real-time travel, and to watch the sea and the land and the day unfurl  as they should.…

navigational chart series #2, 16″ x 16″ encaustic, oil, image transfer and collage SOLD

Hope to see you at the show!