NEWS & EVENTS
(Photo on right: Peoples' choice: Honorable mention "Forever Young" Naples Art Association 2015)
The Bernie and Sidney Art Center of Ft Myers accepted 6 of my portraits for the Classical Art Exp. This Art Center is huge with brilliant lighting and a fantastic reputation in South West Florida. I was also fortunate to be chosen to be the Keynote Speaker for this Art Expo on behalf of the Portrait and Figurative Art Society of Southwest Florida. My subject was on the painting techniques of the Academic Schools of the Old Masters.
Awards from SW Florida 2015
. Honorable Mention Peoples' Choice "Forever Young" Naples Art Association Sept 2015
People' Choice Award is always my favorite award because this means that the art lovers in the general public have given me their support and vote instead of one Judge. Naples Art Association Show was a very impressive show with all medias mixed into one choice, pitting photographers against artists, making any choice very difficult.
- People Choice Best of Show "An English Spring" Art League of Ft Myers Florida Fine Art Show.
I was accepted to participated in an excellent Classical Art Expo in the prestigious Sydney and Bernie Davis Art Museum in Ft Myers. I exhibited six portraits.4/25/2015
I was very thankful to receive the Peoples' Choice Best of Show Award for their show "Spring Ahead". My painting "English Spring" was given the honor. The Art League of Ft Myers Fl is beautifully positioned near the Riverwalk and is run by a group of dedicated and enthusiastic artists. I was given a warm welcome as a newcomer. I look forward to getting to know them better.
Happy New Year.
The Small Business Owners Show in Naples was wonderful. The enthusiasm and interest in my work was very rewarding. I met both new clients and new friends.
After a huge move from the West Coast to Naples, FL, I am excited to to be hard at work again!
I am participating in a Small Business Show at my church St Johns The Evangelists, Naples Fl on December 7th 2014.
In March 2015 I am also fund raising for The Humane Society of Naples in their Annual Black Tie Fund Raising Auction!
I shall be entering suitable Juried Shows in Naples 2015.
Information on my NEW SERIES:In the past I have painted just Portrait Commissions, but because of public demand I am now producing a series of figurative paintings called Celebration of Human Genius. These paintings are for sale:
"The Scottish Bagpiper"
"English Spring" Artist Vanessa Morris
"Forever Young" the Actress Beatrice Munro
After our Pacific Northwest move to the Naples Fl east coast I am finally finishing 3 others!
Awards from Washington State and Oregon. 2009 - 2012
- First Place "An English Spring" North Clackamas Fine Art Show, OR.
- First Place "Adam" Senior Private Banker New York. (Portraits and Animals Category.) Portland Fine Art Guild. OR
- 2nd Place. "William Meldrum, Photographer" (Portraits and Animals Category.) Portland Fine Art Guild. OR
- First Place "Insight" in 2D Category. Battleground Art Alliance WA.
- Honorable Mention "Insight" Lake Oswago Annual Sale and Show SOLD $3,000
- First Place: "Insight." Oregon Association of American Mothers.
- Best In Show: "Insight." North Clackamas Fine Art Guild Annual Show Category): Portland Fine Art Guild
- Second Place in Best of Show: "Insight" Portland Fine Art Guild
- Third Place for Oils and Acrylics: "Insight" Society of Washington Artists
Bernie and Sidney Art Center Ft Myers - Classical Art Expo. Six portraits accepted by the jury. Keynote speaker on the painting techniques of Academic Art on behalf of the Portrait and Figurative Society of South West Florida.
"Facing Out" Portrait Show
First Church, Broadway, Portland, Oregon
Sixth St Gallery