Saturday, February 27, 2016

alchemical vessel 2016 event flyers and details


Here is the official flyer for the 2016 Alchemical Vessel art exhibit and benefit at The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts/The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C. I'm so glad they called me back to do another one this year, as last year's was an amazing experience. They changed things up a bit this time around, after several years, having artists customize ceramic bowls. This time around it is a cigar box. So far, mine is still a work in progress, and while I haven't posted photos of the box itself, I have been posting images of the eventual thirty-six tree drawings that will be a part of the box/piece. When it does get finished, which will be by the end of next week, I'll definitely post pics of the piece in it's entirety, as well as my artist's statement to be used in the show and catalog. In the meantime, the opening reception will take place at the Smith Center on Friday, march 18th, from 7-9pm. Click on the flyer images for a better look and further details!


tree 25/36


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

splotch monsters to invade old ox brewery


I'm thrilled to announce a new Splotch Monster art exhibit starting this March at the Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, Virginia! The official artist reception will be from 7-9pm, on Friday, April 1 at Old Ox. A huge thanks goes out to Jill Evans-Kavaldjian and the Loudoun Arts Council, as well as to the good folks at Old Ox for inviting me to show my work. I'm really looking forward to this!

tree 14/36


Monday, February 15, 2016

h.k. anne at george washington univ, va campus


Last December Kris and I stopped by the George Washington University Science and Technology campus to check out a big art exhibit, featuring the work of local painter H. K. Anne. We're so lucky to live only five minutes down the road from this space, as we've seen some pretty incredible art shows, however, I think this one has taken the cake, by far. While the poor cell phone pics don't do the work justice, they at least give you an idea of the scale and style of Anne's expressive landscape paintings, inspired by the local woods and seasons. One can seriously get lost in the myriad of layered color, as her brushstrokes create an impressionistic world verging on the edge of abstraction. Due to the size of these pieces, it was easy to feel as if you were a part of the landscapes, transported to the places and seasons Anne masterfully rendered. While the show ended in late December, I highly recommend keeping an eye open for more of her exhibits, as her art must be seen in person to truly be experienced. 






tree 13/36


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

tree 1/36


Beginning today, I will post a tree drawing a day, here at the Go Flying Turtle blog, for thirty-six days. This drawing, and the rest are part of a series and set of thirty-six tree drawings on watercolor called Thirty-six Views of Trees I've Known. The series was greatly inspired by trees I've become familiar with through drawings and photographic studies (this one, pictured above, based on the tree in my front yard), as well as the series of prints by Hokusai called Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji. His work showed a deep respect, understanding and reverence for the natural world that surrounded him - something I'm attempting to do with this series, which will be exhibited in the upcoming 2016 Alchemical Vessel show and benefit at The Smith Center for Healing and The Arts, in Washington, DC. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

abstract watercolors (fourth nine)










These images are available for free download, for anybody who would like to digitally manipulate them or print them out physically to work with. However, please be sure to contact me first if you wish to use any of these for commercial purposes. Thank you.


Monday, February 1, 2016

abstract watercolors (third nine)










These images are available for free download, for anybody who would like to digitally manipulate them or print them out physically to work with. However, please be sure to contact me first if you wish to use any of these for commercial purposes. Thank you.