Above: Strada, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 inches.
I’m working right now with two galleries. One of the galleries is called The District Gallery in Knoxville, TN. The way I was accepted into this gallery was interesting, one of those exciting moments in a career that you never forget.
I apply to many calls for artists because I want my work shown in as many states and cities as possible. In 2014, was accepted for a large art exhibit in Cincinnati, Ohio through a group called Art Design Consultants. I travelled to Cincinnati and attended the huge opening which encompassed two floors of an office building. It was announced at the opening that I had been awarded gallery representation by the District Gallery if I accepted. During the reception my painting was projected on a huge wall along with other featured artists.
I've just sent five paintings to them from my "Into the Light Series" to join a painting they already have of mine, called "Tuscan Dream". I'm excited to have this group of paintings out in the world, being shown in this beautiful gallery near the Smoky Mountains.
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- Through my paintings, I have become attentive to the splendid drama of my everyday world. How the wind can create a ripple in a pond, a flock of birds descending on a field, or how sunlight can illuminate the side of a building are small miracles that happen all around us. Instead of seeking out subject matter to paint, I simply pay attention to the nuances in my surroundings. My goal is to turn what may be considered mundane or ordinary into the sublime.