Wow! I’m so proud of this show that my wonderful studio mate Kim Marra and I put on last month, and the immensely positive reception of the work just goes to show that we’re on to something! Click the button to see more photos and read all about our show.
Next up: come see my newest - and biggest - work to-date at this 2-person show featuring myself and Kim Marra. Click the flyer to get full event details.
We'll be one of 45+ studios open at Keystone Art Space.
My solo show debut at LAUNCH LA opens this Saturday, February 3, 6-9PM. Kindly RSVP to email@example.com. Full event details here. I have 13 paintings on display, and would love to know what you think!
For preview link and inquiries, please contact the gallery: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Facebook album of event photos.Read More
Opening Aug. 26, SPACIAL/RECOGNITION focuses on how architecture can shape and direct us in unseen ways.Read More
Links to my Instagram post of my faves from the show.Read More
Group show pays homage to the lost art of the album cover. Opens Aug. 12.Read More
Details for my first Art Fair exhibit.Read More
This Saturday come join me for a night of wine tasting and bidding on art to raise funds for Court Appointed Advocates of Los Angeles.
Wow! "Pickles Galore" pop-up show on Sunday was an unexpected success, which I'm very proud of.
Pickles Galore - a group pop-up show on Feb 12, 2017 at Lamperouge Fine Art.
Curated by: Linda Vallejo.
Featuring artwork by: Annie Clavel, Peter Dalton, Deborah Decker, Dawn Marie Forsythe, Jeanie Frias, Leonard Greco, Christine Rasmussen, Marlene Struss & Paul Torres.
Pop-up shows are a lot of work to put on, with no guarantee that they will turn out well. This show came together well due to the trifecta of a gorgeous venue, a smart curator and the participating artists bringing their A-game (it was also nice to have a sunny day!).
See more event photos on Facebook.
What does "Pickles Galore" mean anyway? Answer: absolutely nothing. Here's how my fellow exhibiting artists and I came up with the name - we all wrote two random words on pieces of paper, put them in a hat, and picked out various combinations. I guess we were in a silly mood that day, because the best combination was "Pickles Galore."
This show features 9 artists who I have been meeting with once a month for the past year in a Peer Critique Group. What's a "peer critique group"? Good question. This is a group of artists who gets together and gives constructive criticism about each other's art. This particular group is made up of LAAA/Gallery 825 members.
The show is curated by the fantastic Linda Vallejo, who is picking the work tomorrow, so we'll all be surprised on Sunday!
Come join us!
Click here to RSVP at the Facebook event. This show is free and open to the public.
Photos from the opening reception at Washington Reid Gallery.Read More
The Artist Reception is on Saturday October 22, all event details here. I'm excited to be showing in Culver City, an art haven in the middle of Los Angeles, and at this wonderful venue. Also, I love the combination of my work with Dale's - we both love vibrant color and make work dealing with memory and loss, but in completely different ways. Should be exciting - join me!
Photos & video from the opening reception on Sept. 2, 2016.Read More
Ready, set, GO! Turns out that I have a busy fall coming up: I have a show a month for the next 5 months, starting with the "Solidarity" pop-up this Sunday, August 21. More details for each exhibit on my Upcoming Events page. Below is an overview for you, which you can download, print and stick on your fridge!
I'm happy to invite you to see a couple of my new paintings, alongside 14 other talented artists, in Solidarity: a pop-up group show.
"This group of artists is a reflection of the great diversity that makes up this city...the exhibition encompasses the energy of Los Angeles, demonstrating a shared harmony and unity - a working dialog of acceptance - that comes from all its communities."
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/610606342450717/
Lamperouge Gallery is located in the Brewery Art Complex.
Directions & Map: http://www.lamperouge.org/about/
Do you believe in second chances? If you missed the show last month, you have another chance to come see my paintings (& meet me!) at The Hive Gallery & Studios this month. I'll be present for the event nights:
- June 4, 8-11PM, Opening Reception
- June 9, 6-11PM, DTLA Art Walk
Trust me, original paintings are ALWAYS better in real life, so if you're in the area, stop by!
Regular gallery hours are Wed-Sat, 1-6PM. 729 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.
It's that time again - 2nd Thursday of the month is DTLA Art Walk. I'll be live painting in front of the Hive Gallery from 7-11PM.
I also have 21 paintings on display inside the gallery (in the fur-lined room all the way at the back).
Hive Gallery & Studios
729 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Having the opportunity to go to the 21st annual LA Art Show (Jan. 28-31) this year really blew me away.
For those of you unfamiliar to so-called “art fairs,” these are events usually hosted at convention centers where galleries set up booths to showcase their stable of artists. It’s a great opportunity for collectors to find new work, showcased artists to get more exposure, and emerging artists (like yours truly) to find inspiration.
I spent most of my time in the “Littletopia” section. This part of the exhibit, curated by Red Truck Gallery, featured work by contemporary artists, most of whom dabble in pop surrealism. What is pop surrealism? (I had to look it up too, so just including the link because they explain it better than I could).
You enter Littletopia through a cardboard archway reminiscent of a castle and worthy of Burning Man, created by Jeff Gillette. His "Dismayland" paintings line the walls as you enter (Jeff did indeed collaborate with Banksy on Dismaland, but after many years of already subverting Disney, as this article attests). Other highlights included the selection of paintings on display at Flower Pepper Gallery, and could be better than a maze made of cake and icing by Scott Hove?
Also of note in other parts of the show: the hyper realistic bust of Frida Kahlo by Kazuhiro Tsuji; Justin Bower's huge, fragmented portraits; and Desire Cherish Obtain’s lollipop sculpture. Click here for more info and better photos in this article.