I’m excited to show some of my work in Stockton University’s Visual Arts Alumni Triennial juried exhibition this year from June 23 – August 2.
I added quite a few new dance tops in my etsy shop this morning. There are a couple goofy ones, a few funny-ish ones, and some brand new baby swag.
While I was logged in and updating, I decided to add a few details to my shop story.
My dance story as it appears on Swing Swag :
Sometimes you need a shirt to remind everyone around that you’re feeling the lovely vibes of Mercury retrograde. I made you a shirt.
Crop top or tee, here’s your Mercury Effing Retrograde t-shirt on sale until Mercury goes direct.
The Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, NJ is looking for actors. Just wanted to pass it along.
First Impression 5,
12×12″ Oil / wood, 2018
Nude female figure model
In 2003, I started painting nude women onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as though it were canvas.
In revisiting the series, I’m bringing in some intimate and emotional elements and plan to continue these.
See the paintings in the gallery below.
Completed in March of 2018, this personal painting is the first of some of my new work exploring relationships.
Figures on Clothes was my first series of paintings starting c. 2003. To me, they began with the relationship between clothing and nudity using the human form explored between subject matter and material. I painted these nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.
Milky Way from Cape May Point
Oil on canvas,
The idea behind First Impressions has been on my mind quite a bit lately. It’s fascinating to me how much people are able to instinctively fill in about others upon a relatively brief meeting. Logically and verbally, only so many questions can be answered but much intuitive information still resides in sense and energy.
I do a fair amount of drawing from life. The figure drawing parallel occurred to me – croquis are these fast drawings that capture gesture, shape, position, and weight in seconds. They often contain enough information to fill in the blanks to translate quick lines into solid human forms with energy and emotion.
That’s exactly how first impressions work… we flesh out quick skeletal scribbles into emotionally concentrated human forms with very little to go on.
Each of the photographed paintings above are:
10×10″, Oil on Wood, 2018