Monday, March 3

Oscars 2014

Happy Oscars to all!
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!  Some highlights of the evening for me began with one of my favorite people in the world hosting the show, Ellen DeGeneres!  In my humble opinion, I thought she was terrific.  Other high notes for me (no pun intended) was Idina Menzel's performance of "Let It Go," Pharrell's "Happy,"  and of course U2's "Ordinary Love."  Loved these!! 
So I thought I'd take a moment to share a painting I did circa 1992, I was roughly 17 or 18 years old.  I always have painted celebrities that stood out to me.  Back then there was a show that I closely identified with in so many ways called "My So-Called Life" starring Claire Danes and new OSCAR winner Jared Leto!  Apologies for the terrible photography....this painting is actually 36" x 48" and has a deep turquoise background, a color chosen for the mood his character set in that show.  There is a certain prideful feeling picking out such talents....all those years ago.  Jared Leto is just one example...perhaps I will go through my archives and find some others to share with you!  Here's to another 20+ years of growth and perseverance!

Thursday, February 27

Key West

I am just back in the studio from a wonderful weekend show in Key West, Florida!  It was great seeing the familiar faces and meeting new friends and collectors.  I have upcoming scheduled shows in Key West so I hope everyone can make it down at some point.  Perhaps a good reason to take a vacation? of today I am scheduled for appearances at the Adam Scott Rote Galleries in Key West at 608 Duval Street: 
March 14-16, 2014
April 4-6, 2014
May 7-11, 2014

It's going to be a great year...lots of new an exciting things happening in my world!