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Eros Gaze: Poets Artists Magazine

The Young Architect
Oil on linen, 50cm x 70cm

I am very pleased to share that my painting “The Young Architect” has been included in the #93 Eros Gaze publication of Poets Artists Magazine.  It is a wonderful mix of literary and visual metaphor created by Didi Menendez.  Print issues of the Eros Gaze are available via Blurb at the following link here.

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A Memory of A Dream Incarnate


Here is a better video walk through of my show a the Oak Park Public Library this summer.  It is posted from my YouTube channel.  In addition to several interviews I have been collecting art related videos that are quite interesting.  Please check it out here.

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A Brief Walk Through of a Dream Incarnate

Here is a video of a brief walk through of my show A Dream Incarnate: Italian Landscapes and Portraits at the Oak Park Public Library.  The show runs for the month of July.  Please stop by and take a look.

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A Dream Incarnate: Italian Landscapes and Portraits


This summer I will be having a show of my Italian landscapes and portraits. Kindy hosted by the Oak Park Public Library it will be up for the month of July.  Entitled The Dream Incarnate, the work represents my experience in Italy through a visual interpretation of the places and people that have inspired me.  It opens Saturday, July 8th.

For more information about the show please follow the link here.

Below is a selection from the works that will be represented.


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OPAL Artist Member Spring Exhibition


Tonight opens the Oak Park Art League’s Artist Member Spring Exhibition.  My painting Rhapso will be participating.  Please do stop by if you are in the Chicagoland area.  For more information please click here.


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Opening and Award Ceremony for Modportrait 2016


Tonight is the award ceremony and opening of the Modportrait 2016 at the Museo IAACC Pablo Serrano in Zaragoza, Spain.  My painting Enchanted (shown above) will receive a Honorable Mention.  The show will remain up until the end of July before it moves to the MEAM in Barcelona.  A link to a nice article in Spanish about the show can here.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the event this evening.  I would like to personally thank Jose Enrique Gonzalez, director of Galeria Artelibre, and jury for recognizing my picture.  The Galerie Artelibre together with the MEAM under the leadership of Jose Manuel Infiesta have greatly contributed to the reawakening of a sincere appreciation of figurative art in Europe.

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Honorable Mention at ModPortrait 2016


Enchanted, oil on linen, 110cm x 180cm

My painting shown above, Enchanted, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the traveling portrait show and competition, ModPortrait 2016.  Sponsored by Galerie ArteLibre, the competition/show will first open at the Museo Pablo Serrano in Zaragoza, Spain on April 7th. It will then move the Museo MEAM in Barcelona where it opens on May 12th.



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Available Work at the Michael LaConte Gallery



Study of Anais, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm


The Michael LaConte Gallery is wonderful, cultivated venue for contemporary art in Chicago.  He is my representative in the midwest and deals regularly with national and international clients.  A portion of my works are available to review online via the respected dealer website: 1st Dibs.  The link can be found here.


For those in the Chicagoland area the gallery is open via appointment and located at 1819 West Grand Avenue, Chicago 60622.  The phone number is 773 865 4788.


Lisianthus and Holly, oil on linen, 40cm x 60cm



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95th Anniversary Artist Member Show


Reverence, oil on linen, 50cm x 70cm

My painting “Reverence,” is participating in the Oak Park Art League’s 95 Anniversary Artist Member Show at the Carriage House Gallery in Oak Park, IL.  The show is up until December 2.  Please stop by to see the great work if you have the chance.

To learn more about OPAL and the show visit their site here.



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Interview Feature

Matthew James Collins - Amore1r
Inheritance: A Portrait of Amore, oil on linen, 50cm x 60cm

While in Chicago this summer I had the opportunity to participate in a short interview feature about my life and work.  Footage from the opening of my Iter Animae that took place at Loyola University is featured as well.  I would like to thank Matt Baron and Joe Kreml for developing and creating this wonderful piece.

I opened a YouTube channel as well and that can be found here.

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Oil Portrait Workshop at the Oak Park Art League



The Consolation of Philosophy, oil on linen, 60cm x 80cm


This July I will be conducting a 2 day oil portrait workshop at the Oak Park Art League.  It will address historical approaches to portrait painting, in particular the methods and materials of the 17th and 18th Masters of the British, Flemish and French schools.  Process, visual philosophies and technique will be discussed as students develop a portrait sketch over 2 sessions using a limited palette and oleoresinous medium.

The specific dates are Saturday, 16th and Sunday the 17th.  For more information the link to the OPAL workshop page.