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Love Song from the Sea

Currently hanging in the “Haiku” exhibit at the Firehall Gallery in the historic Charles Town Arts District.  The original is created in oil and cold wax, a fascinating, infinitely layered process which can incorporate a variety of media.  I created this painting in response to the poetry of the sea, specifically the Atlantic Ocean off Assatateague Island while I was camping and developing “Picture Wild Ponies.”

The asemic writing reminded me of a love letter.  I love Wikipedia’s definition of anemic writing:  “Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means ‘having no specific semantic content’, or ‘without the smallest unit of meaning’. With the non-specificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning, which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret.

Moonswept in Tide’s swell

Susurrant asemia

Love song from the Sea

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“The Expressive Equine” Exhibit Walk Through

I just finished hanging “The Expressive Equine” in the new Jefferson Arts Council space.  This is the first time they have been hung as a “herd.”  It’s so much fun to see them galloping across the walls together!  I’m struck at once by both the evolution of style and technique over the past few years, and the exuberant spirit that is core to each canvas….

Stop in and visit!  (Masks, distancing and hand sanitizer required.)




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Appalachian Pastel League Online Exhibition

Though galleries are closed due to Covid, the intrepid Appalachian Pastel League transcended lockdown in the online show, “Emergence!”  I entered several paintings from the “Picture Wild Ponies” project.  “Forest Flight”  won it’s division! I’m so thrilled and honored!

Click here to enjoy the exhibit, and here to view the judge’s thoughtful and thorough commentary.

“Forest Flight” Pastel on Uart