New Work on exhibit for the Chatham Studio Tour
Above are some new pieces created in the last couple of months, just in time for the Chatham County open studio tour. So come and join me in the studio take a gander ask probing questions, eat cookies and sit a spell.The tour is the first two weekends in December the 7-8th and the 14-15th from 10am to 5pm. Look forward to seeing all who stop by, for tour maps and a list of participating artists go to chathamartistsguild.org for a map to my studio go to Contact section of my website or give a call 919-923-5772 and possible I can help you find me.
Upcoming events in November and December 2012
Above is some of the new work I will be displaying November 17 and 18 as I exhibit for the first time at the Piedmont Craftsmen Fair at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston –Salem NC. Please come and join me in booth E-1 and view new work hot off the press and take in the sights of a wonderfully put together show, for more information on the Piedmont Craftsmen Fair click the link to go to their website.
I will also be on the Chatham County Open Studio Tour for the first time this year as well. The tour will be the first two weekends in December, the 1’st and 2’nd and the 7’th and 8’th each day from 10am to 5pm. I will be exhibiting some of my new work but will also be selling older pieces at significant discounts as well as serving light refreshments and hot drinks. So come in out of the cold visit for a little bit and partake in one of the best and oldest open studio tours in the state. For more information for more information on the tour and tour maps visit the Chatham Artist Guild
Featured in New Online Arts Magazine
Creating Linus Art is a new online arts magazine that has just come out, and I was honored to be among the artists chosen to be showcased in its inaugural issue. Subscriptions to this online magazine are free until January of 2013, so please follow the link to Creating Linus and sign up, you will then have access to the magazine and also to its sister publication Creating Linus Jewellery. For the first issue, 16 artists in different media were interviewed. For my part, I felt that the questions challenged me to describe what this whole mysterious process of making art and being an artist is about. I also enjoyed reading what made other artists tick, so in my humble opinion the magazine is well worth taking a look at, so please sign up and check it out if you get a chance.
New Works on a Smaller Scale
I have been working on small figure sculptures on and off for the past few years, often as studies for larger functional pieces like my torso cabinet series. Last summer I began to think of them as little studies unto themselves, a way of sketching in wood and not getting caught up in the details of a larger piece that allows me to more quickly get ideas out. I set a rough parameter of not spending more than an hour on each piece, which removes that slow ponderous quality that can be my work style. With a relatively small investment in time and materials, each figure ends up being a short fun adventure. My work with these smaller figures is showcased in a short documentary film. See my blog article for more details on the film.