I am so pleased to have my watercolor “Stone Mountain Cabin” selected as the 2nd place winner for the 2020 Cleveland County Arts Council show! Here is a link to the 6:20 video of the award announcements, with my piece showcased at 2:50.
I was very happy to successfully deliver “Yacht Island, Lake Lure, NC” to the individuals who commissioned this piece. A VERY good day!
I have recently completed a really large project … a 40 X 32″ oil on canvas commissioned piece that is such a beautiful view of a part of Lake Lure. This was a big endeavor, but I enjoyed working on step by step. One of the things I like about this work is watching a painting come to life as I complete each section. And of course, on a painting this large, it is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when I complete the final steps.
I recently received the wonderful news that “Widow’s Creek Falls” has been accepted into the 2019 show for the North Carolina Watercolor Society. The show will be this fall in October, in Rocky Mount, NC.
This piece is a 14×18″ watercolor, double matted in custom frame, available for sale for $850. This is a beautiful waterfall located in Stone Mountain State Park, NC.
Good news yesterday! My recent completed watercolor, “Stone Bridge” has been accepted into the 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of NC—Oct. 7-Nov. 16 at the Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson, NC. I am absolutely thrilled!
Custom framed • watercolor • 20 x 16″ • $850
It’s been an exciting couple of months. My experience at the Greenville, SC Artsphere festival was quite good for the second year in a row showing and selling my watercolor paintings. Just before this event, I sold several paintings and got a new commission for a large piece … my largest one to date. Had to build the frame for the canvas, and prep the surface for painting. This is a big project and will take time, but it is exciting and I’m happy for this opportunity.
This past week “River and Snow” sold at the Buffalo Creek Gallery where I participate as a co-op artist.
So I’m counting my blessings and feeling grateful!
I just got a call this week that one of my newer watercolors, “Great Blue” won first place at the “A Natural View” show in Gastonia at the Arts on Main Gallery. I didn’t even realize they were having this show and thrilled that this piece was selected! “Great Blue” is a custom framed watercolor, sized 20 x 16″ and available for sale: $750.
Happy news recently … this painting, “Rainforest Waterfall” sold. I visited Puerto Rico with my family several years ago, and we toured the El Yunque Rainforest park. It was so beautiful! I cried after the hurricanes went through this past season and I saw the video coverage in the aftermath of the destruction of this area. I very much hope this forest can recover and the beautiful parrots native to this area survived the storms!
Good news today … I received confirmation that I have been accepted as a watercolor fine artist for the 2018 Artisphere weekend event in Greenville, SC for May 11-13, 2018. I am really happy! I was selected to show/sell for this event last year, and it was a fantastic weekend. It is a HUGE event that is held in the beautiful and historic downtown area. There is a beautiful river that flows right through the middle of the area, and it just a gorgeous landscape for a downtown area.
Last year, while I obviously needed to man my booth for the weekend, I did the get opportunity do a bit of walking around the festival, and I was so impressed with the quality of artists that are included in this event. Not only were there incredibly talented individuals from all over the US, but there were also spectacular demonstrations that included woodworking and blacksmithing.
Because I was accepted as a watercolor artist, that means I am restricted to showing and selling that media exclusively (my oil painting entry was not accepted). So my focus for the start of 2018 is to work on more watercolor paintings. This will be an exciting endeavor!
I am thrilled to learn that my watercolor “Sunflowers II” is going to go on tour with the NC Watercolor Society’s traveling exhibit. The schedule for showing is:
Florence Thomas Art School
10 S. Jefferson Ave.
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Dec. 1—Jan. 13
Mon-Sat—10-5Theatre Art Gallery
High Point, NC 27260
Jan. 26-Mar. 29
Tues.-Fri.—12-5Smith Civic Center
2175 Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
April 15-May 19