“An Early Autumn Glow”, Oil on Canvas, 34″ x 36″, 2013


I have a new exhibition opening tomorrow, October 4th. My second in three months and, needless to say, it has been a race, at times frantic, to complete everything on time. However, the benefits of the pressure and what I learned about painting as a result of the tight schedule have been worth the stress. Usually, I wrap up a body of work for a show at the pinnacle of my creative flow, and then let down when it’s completed. Inevitably, my favorite paintings are often the last few that I tackle, and when I start again after a break I feel like I’ve taken a few steps back and have to get into a rhythm again. However, this summer I literally did not have time to stop and dove headlong into a new series without a breather. As a result, I kept building on what I learned in the first body of work and discovered things and made leaps I would otherwise have missed. So although my brain, and brushes, are fried, I am satisfied and excited by the new work. I hope you enjoy, and see something fresh and new, in this show- “Surveying Light.” Opening reception from 7:00 to 9:00 on October 4th at Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.