Monday, July 14, 2014

A Tale of Two Cities...

Two Cities - Two Galleries - Two Shows…and one busy painter.

First up…BOSTON: Chase Young Gallery - Annual Summer Group Show - July 2 - 27

Installation view - Chase Young Gallery

Chase Young Gallery in Boston is currently featuring three of my new florals in their 
annual summer group show that runs July 2 - July 27. 

Top image: Stella Matutina (Morning Star) encaustic 24"  x 24 " 

Below: Three new botanical pieces hanging with a painting by Nina Tichava.  

Installation view - Chase Young Gallery

Meanwhile back in Seattle….

Hall /  Spassov Gallery inaugural summer opening: User Profile 
A group show featuring the works of gallery artists. 
Opening night at the Hall Spassov Gallery - Seattle
Amy Spassov,  Alicia Tormey, Erik Hall

On Display for User Profile at Hall Spassov….

Crossings - Encaustic w/mixed media  36" x 48"
Available at the Hall Spassov Gallery

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

There's a New Kid in Town...

The Hall Spassov Gallery will soon be opening their second location in the heart of Seattle's art district in Pioneer Square. Owners Erik Hall and Amy Spassov will be taking over the former Grover Thurston space at 319 3rd Avenue South.

Hall Spassov is now representing me in both locations and will feature my work in a solo show at their Bellevue gallery this October. They will have their first official Seattle opening on July 3rd for the monthly First Thursday Art Walk and I hope you'll join me in welcoming them to their new home.

Making Appearances...

My work was featured in the March issue of the Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine. It was part of this editorial spread of a beautiful northwest home.
Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider / The Seattle Times

I have a new piece installed at the Madison Tower / Hotel 1000 building in downtown Seattle. This sumptuous interior was designed by Wascha Studios.

Summer at Inscape…

Inscape is once again opening their doors to the public with a 
Summer Open Studios Event on Sunday, June 22 from 12 - 6. 

There will be free parking behind the building in the PFI parking lot. I will be working away in my studio so please stop in and say hello. Inscape is located at 815 Seattle Blvd, Seattle WA 98134. For more information visit

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Specimen Series

It’s not often that those big, earth shattering shifts occur in your daily routine. But as any working artist will tell you, it's why we show up everyday. Hunting and hoping for the glimmers of inspiration that will lead us on to that next big idea.  I recently experienced one of those expansive shifts while working on a large encaustic painting in my studio. A shift that has taken my work from 2D to 3D. It seems logical to me now that the influences in my 2D work would eventually make their way into a three-dimensional expression. I call this new work my Specimen Series and each artifact relates to the concept of foraging through my paintings and returning with actual specimens to be studied and examined more closely.  

Here are a few images of this new series: 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Inscape Open Studios

Come celebrate the arts and the arrival of Spring!

Please join me and the artisans of Inscape for our Spring Open Studios Event. This Sunday, March 23rd, from Noon - 6. Free parking in the PFI lot located behind Inscape. 

 I will be debuting my newest works from my Specimen series. See you there!

New Specimen in progress...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Just Peachy...

Pleased as peaches to announce that I am now officially represented in Atlanta, Georgia, by Pryor Fine Art.

From the gallery's web site: 

Pryor Fine Art strives to present artists and paintings that transcend and transform everyday objects and moments, all the while, providing the collector with a peaceful place to connect with these emotive, original works of art.  The gallery is a nationally recognized liaison between a successful stable of artists and collectors everywhere. 

This encaustic painting is the first new arrival to Pryor. It's titled, Forecast, and measures 48" x 48". 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


A little inspiration from space...
Distance...perspective...and a little digital color enhancement make for some inspiring images from the outer atmosphere. 

By selecting certain features and coloring them from a digital palate, the U.S. Geological Survey has created a series of "Earth as Art" perspectives that demonstrate an artistic resonance in satellite land imagery and provide a special avenue of insight about the geography of each scene.. 

The Landsat series of Earth Observation satellites has become a vital reference worldwide for understanding scientific issues related to land use and natural resources. Beyond the scientific information they supply, some Landsat images are simply striking to look at, presenting spectacular views of mountains, valleys, and islands as well as forests, grasslands, and agricultural patterns. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


“ May your coming year be filled with magic
and dreams... and good madness...
I hope you read some fine books and
 kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful
and don't forget to make some art...
write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. 
And I hope somewhere in the next year, 
you surprise yourself.” 
~  Neil Gaiman

Best wishes to you for an amazing 2014!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Spirit of the Season

In the spirit of the season....

An homage to all things antlered: I have assembled a special collection of deer imagery to welcome in the Holidays!  ~ Cheers!

This and image above by Scott Belcastro

Scott Belcastro

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen's antlers photographed by Martyn Thompson

Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton

Cassandra Smith

Darren Waterston

Tracy Boyd

Dolan Geiman 
Dolan Geiman 

Dolan Geiman  

Jordan Rodgers

Alexis Marcou

Kohei Nawa

Myeongbeom Kim

Myeongbeom Kim

Myeongbeom Kim

Sophie Devine

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