Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Considering The Fate of The Blog

For a long time I've been using this blog exclusively as an online portfolio for new works. As I have discovered after several years, it is a highly inefficient portfolio that is difficult to navigate back through. I recently started an Instagram feed for my art, and instantly it has provided a better organized platform for images as well as a much higher level of engagement with an art-interested social network. There are shortcomings in searchability, but the benefits outweigh them.

So I'm left with the question of what I'm going to do with this blog. I've left it here because it has lots of older images, but that will be less valuable as I backfill the Instagram feed with older work. Deep thoughts and spontaneous communications will probably go to the Facebook page. I'll post news here for people who are looking for information from my home site, but that's not going to drive many updates. We'll see.

In the meantime, here is a recent small painting looking from Church Street in Asheville towards the back of Doc Chey's restaurant on Biltmore Avenue.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Now on display at the Woolworth Walk

I've recently started displaying work at the Woolworth Walk art market at 25 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville. I'm concentrating on placing smaller works in this space, while I will continue to show larger works at the studio at 174 W. Haywood in the River Arts District.

The irony of our mountain town is that Haywood Street isn't in any way connected to three block long W. Haywood Street.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Stonington Dock (2016)

A small painting of Stonington harbor from the west side of town.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Lexington Avenue (2015)

It's been a busy holiday season, and we are rounding the bend into the the quiet winter months. I've been working mostly on small works for a couple of months, and am a bit out of practice finishing larger pieces. I've got three larger paintings started, and hopefully I'll polish off a couple of them soon. Until then, here's another small painting.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Small Works Show at Riverside Gallery

Join the artists of the Riverside Studios for a Small Works Show and Sale on December 12 from 10AM to 5PM. We are located at 174 West Haywood Street, Asheville, NC, across the railroad tracks from White Duck Taco in the River Arts District.

We'll have homebrew beer and snacks, with small works on display by eight artists: David Berry, Deanna Chilian, Patricia Cotterill, Nat Dickinson, Kenn Kotara, Julie Miles, Britt Small-Oie, and Lucretia Speas. These smaller paintings are great as gifts or to start your new collection.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lobster Boat off Dunham's Point (2015)

We're making final preparations for tomorrow's Fall Studio Stroll. I've hung some new work in the studio gallery including this 12 x 30" Deer Isle painting.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll

We are making the final preparations at Riverside Studios for the Fall Studio Stroll. We'll be open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15. We'd be delighted to have you see new works at our studio at 174 W. Haywood in Asheville. You can find more information at the River Arts District web site.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Downtown Asheville (2015)

A small painting of Downtown Asheville from up on Cogswood Road.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015