An exhibition featuring many of my original
"Snapshot in Time" pastel paintings of the hotels from my hardcover
book, Hotels to Remember, will be on view at the Mathews Country
Galleria until mid-March. The show title got me thinking about how a person's
life is much like the stories I wrote about each of these old hotels.
Our lives are full of photographs snapped along
the way. Sometimes there are lots of life pictures showing a multitude of
important events. They include: school days, graduations, marriages, babies,
children, art shows, books, and so much more. We should remember to cherish
each moment as we slip quickly through time.
The next two months I have many "Snapshots in
Virginia If you get a chance, please go to Mathews and visit my hotels show,
"A Snapshot in Time", at Dara
LeBlanc-Haynes' art gallery, Mathews Country Galleria, located on Brickbat
Road just down the street from Bay School. The gallery will be closed most of
January but will be open for Winter Hours, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., February and March.
Head, South Carolina Because a painting one of my workshop students, Joan
McKeever, created during my classes won an award in the Student Art Show, I
received an invitation to show in "Anything Goes", the 2017 member
show in the beautiful Art Center at 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head
Island, SC 29928. My watercolor painting, "So Many Shells on the
Beach", is part of the show that will be on view from January 5 to 28,
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Opening
Reception is Thursday, January 12, 5 to 7 p.m.
Virginia My Mayan Ruins show featuring paintings of sites in both Palenque
and Chichen Itza in Mexico will be on view at Arts on Main, February 3 to 25. Opening Night will be Friday, February 3, 6 to 8 p.m. when I will
talk about creating the paintings in the show and also read from my novel, Jungle Jeopardy, which features
fictitious Mayan Ruins in the story.
Since all the large acrylic paintings were
completed using my own pastel working drawings, I plan to present a workshop "From Pastels to Acrylics" on
Friday, February 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. demonstrating the process at Arts on Main. This will be a fun and
informative learning event. Students will be guided, through the use of artist
materials in two mediums, to conceive and complete their own special projects.
February 23, I will present and talk about a selection of 35 mm color
slides that I took at the Mayan Ruins in Palenque and at Chichen Itza to the
Membership Meeting at Arts on Main.
My paintings will be part of the discussion, and I will take questions about