Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Ever so slowly, it feels like I am inching my way toward Chicago. My daughter graduates from high school on June 2, the main reason I am still here on the east coast.

I decided to join an art group that focuses on using the encaustic medium -

and I have already been added to the member listing page - here

After viewing other member's websites, I am impressed with the quality of their work. Many of these artists share in their abstract visions. I find I am battling myself once again, abstract vs. representational.

I plan to continue landscape painting even though concrete and rectangles may replace rolling waves and billowing clouds, I will embrace city influences once I am moved.

Two of my mini works at the Jacksonville State University show received awards -
First Prize Award for "Summer Pathway" and the "Recollected Books Purchase Award" for "Morning Mist", both works can be viewed in a previous blog post here.

I also just received an Award of Merit for "Spring Vineyards", currently in the small works Copley Society show - Co|So Artists' Small Works: Coalesce
and I will be leaving Boston as one of the participating artists in the Danforth Museum show, opening on June 6 - Community of Artists

Lots of unknowns in the near future.

Down the street from my front door, Fisherman's Beach, Swampscott, MA

New "front door", Chicago, IL