New York and Italy

I was recently invited to join Alessandro Berni gallery for representation in their online gallery. In the last few days we dotted the is and crossed the ts and this morning I was one of the new artists introduced in their mailing.

#1343 Riverbend III.

Newer Work #121

#1460 “Another year’s morning”. Oil on wraparound canvas, 20×24″.$300. Currently at the Summer show at Borrego Art Institute.

I’ve been rather remiss about posting newer works. This one is not-newer enough to have been hanging in the BAI before I got to posting it. I’ve been posting more on Instagram (#skyscapesforthesoul), but would like to post more consistently across platforms. If anyone has a great recommendation for a tool to allow you to do this, I’m all ears. I’ve heard of ‘hootsuite’, but would rather have a one-time purchase than a monthly subscription that they’re asking for.

Newer Work #120

I especially love this one because of the long dangly string with the tiny bell on the end. (It doesn’t ring.)

#1459 “Hooked”. Reclaimed materials on upcycled panel. 10×17″ $60.

Newer Work #119

Another of the three created for the Abstract Detritus show at the Borrego Art Institute last year. I had a lot of fun with these.

#1458 “Handle”. Reclaimed items on upcycled panel. 10×17″ $60.

Newer work #118

So for covid, I pretty much stopped producing original work and spent time on three books, three commissions, a lot of house repairs and working for the census. So I have now realized I haven’t posted any ‘Newer work’ in a while and need to catch up. There are a lot of half finished pieces, and more in the works. This and the next couple pieces were produced last year for a specific ‘Abstract Detritus’ show in Borrego Springs. They didn’t sell, so they go into my regular ‘show stock’.

#1457 “Treasure”. 10×17″ reclaimed objects on upcycled panel. 10×17″ $60.

Mixtiles

I hadn’t heard of Mixtiles until I was approached by them to have my artwork as available reproduction prints through their websites. Mixtiles says they’re ‘The easiest picture frame in the world’, and their frames come self stick, small sizes, so you can create a wall of small images – your own, or select from their curated artwork – or put one or two in a small space. We settled on 30 images to be available, and you can easily order a number of tiles from them to create an instant gallery. Of course I’m also going to give you a link to my page, but if you lose it, just look for Skyscapes For The Soul on their website.

Seasons Show at Grey Cube Gallery

I was delighted to receive an email yesterday that let me know my submission to their ‘Seasons’ online show was included. I love the online shows as I’m able to enter some of my larger pieces that would otherwise not be shippable to a distant gallery.

Fusion Art Waterscapes

Was delighted to get an email yesterday that my painting ‘Wiest Lake’ was included in the Fusion Art Waterscapes online exhibition. Thank you Chris and Valerie Hoffman!

Chaparral Artists Judged Show

I was blessed with the help from a friend from Chaparral Artists – Nancy Miehle, who offered to take work in for me to the show, to save me a trip last week. Last Saturday I had been gallery sitting at 29Palms Art Gallery and on the way home stopped at Rainbow Stew to see the Chaparral Artists‘ judged show, that Rainbow Stew hosts in the central gallery. There were three categories “The Hand of Man”, “Nature’s Kaleidoscope” and “Beautiful Creatures”. It wasn’t a huge show, but I was delighted to find that both Nancy and I had won ribbons!

“Beautiful Creatures” entries.
“The Hand of Man” entries.
“Nature’s Kaleidoscope” entries. Top right is Nancy’s winning entry, and to the left, mine.

I made it into the news

One of my friends noticed that I was in the Hi Desert Star this week – one of the artists mentioned at the recent 29Palms Art Gallery Spring Faire a couple weeks ago.

This Link goes to the direct page.