Saturday, February 26, 2011

Go Figure

I am really excited to announce that I will be a part of an upcoming exhibit called "Go Figure" at the Artplus Gallery in Belleville.  The show will be up from March 3rd to April 9th and the opening for the show will take place on Thursday March 10th from 6-8 pm.  I haven't been in any art show in about 10 years and I am thrilled that I have created a body of work that can finally be shown in a gallery.  As an artist I have been busy with parenting and teaching and until I moved to Canada to start things anew I didn't seem to have enough time to paint.  I took up the brush again last July and began vigorously working on portraits using for my subjects my daughter Isabella, wife Sam and friends in the area.  I was surprised at how quickly my work evolved and it felt that each painting was a leap of progress from the one before it.  I even made a little money teaching oil painting to adults in a local art shop in town but our finances have been pretty tight.  I have had 8 hours of just painting each day for the last 2 weeks to complete some of my biggest works for the show.  I love the gallery space that the work will hang in and I am really excited to see how my paintings will look altogether.  I have attached a link to the exhibit below that gives more details about the show.