Monday, December 21, 2015

Long Overdue

The long lost blog of 2015. It's been a bumpy year and also a full one. Family obligations took up most of the first 6months of the year and painting for shows has filled in the rest. Many shows is a good problem to have I won't complain. Hanging on the walls currently are small gouache paintings included in Sullivan Goss 100 GRAND here in Santa Barbara. It is the holiday kick off party every year. The show runs through the end of January. It's always a must see before or after Christmas. There is lots to see and much to discuss. Take the family!

Fog Bank 5.5x3" Gouache on brown paper

Opening the same week in Santa Monica were MORE gouache paintings exhibited at the Craig Krull Gallery in Bergamot Station. It was the debut of critters and a weather study project I've been working on for the past year. Small works that were the perfect way to stay connected in my studio while distracted by family concerns. They were both an escape and a blessing I must have needed as there are 125 little beauties that were compiled for the show. This show runs through January 16th, 2016.

Arctic Hare 6x4" Gouache on Arches Board

Weather Pattern #63 3x5.25" Gouache on Arches Board

In the midst of all this I've been painting for my next solo exhibit with Sullivan Goss which opens First Thursday, January 7th, 2016 from 5-8pm. The show 50 / 50 will celebrate the two things that make Santa Barbara a beloved destination, both the sea and the mountains. I can longer decide which I love more, I only know that I don't want to do without either. There will be plenty of work to see and YES more gouache paintings too. The show runs through the end of February. Hope to see you in the new year. Until then, warm holiday wishes to all.

12x12" paintings for the 50/50 exhibit at Sullivan Goss January 2016

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Now at Westmont Museum

A Tri-County Juried Exhibit
Exhibition Dates: May 21 – June 20, 2015
Juror: Ciara Ennis – Director/Curator, Pitzer College Art Galleries
Boiling Storm 48x24" ©2015 N Strasbutg

There is only a couple more weeks left to see the annual show at Westmont!There are some real beauties in the show.

Museum Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Worktable Wednesday

Mile High Color 22x60" ©
Roughing in new mountain image, dreaming of the snow and rain shower those clouds dropped during the winter last year. It wasn't much but it was glorious all the same. It made the plants perk up and give a great show of sparkling color as they drank in the moisture.

Friday, April 10, 2015

California Dreaming in Southern California

Thanks to Mary-Austin Klein for getting images of the California Dreaming exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art before it closes and moves to the Riverside Museum. It is a juried show that debuted in Italy before returning to California for it's 10 months on So Cal walls. It will reopen in Riverside at the end of April with a reception on May 7, 2015. More information HERE.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday Easel

Today I'm working in the Utah Desert, visiting Hite Country in my studio while listening to audible books. It sure feels like the desert with this early heat.

 Hite Country, Utah 12x48" in progress ©2015

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