The Oak Park Art League’s 97th Annual Artist Member Exhibition opened on April 13th and runs until May 4th. My painting of Rhapso is participating. For more information the OPAL website is here. The facebook page is here.
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.
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.
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.
My sculpture Venus Pluvia, shown above, will be participating in the Oak Park Art League’s ‘Skin Deep Figurative Exhibit’ that opens this Friday, January 8th. For more info the link is here.
It has been a been a good year overall. Life in general and that of the artist in particular is full of ups and downs. Reconnecting with my hometown Chicago was a high point with a successful solo show, workshop, lecture and tv interview. I also began the design and planning stages for a couple of affresco projects in Italy. My painting Boreas was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only Competition. My sculpture Venus Pluvia was selected to participate in the National Sculpture Society’s 82nd Annual Award Exhibition. In addition, I have the privilege to meet some wonderful new people like Matt Baron and Harold Rehs, wife, Julie Carpenter and everyone at the Oak Park Art League. Continued support for my work from the director of MEAM and Artelibre in Barcelona has also been important.
I am very grateful for my family and friends. It was my old friend Michael LaConte who organized my solo show at his very elegant gallery in Chicago. He has believed in me from the beginning. So many others, too many to list now, have had a positive impact on life. I thank them all and most of all my family, nuclear and extended.
The paintings shown are a couple of recent picture that I completed before Christmas. Wishing everyone all the best for 2016.
My drawing “Adiz” shown above was selected to participate in the First Annual Artist Member Juried Exhibtion at the Oak Park Art League. The reception is November 13th, 7-9pm. It runs until the December 4th. For more information the link is here.
Matt Baron wrote a very nice article about my recent trip to Chicago. Please check it out in the Chicago Tribune here.