Summer 2014…….

Rediscovering some previous work……………..

In the late 70’s and 80’s I was represented by a number of galleries. In Florida it was Brubaker Gallery.   I was comfortable being a gallery artist. It allowed me the freedom to paint full time and leave the business of art to the gallery directors. That was indeed the upside.  The downside was often never meeting who was purchasing my art.

During those years I had a number of one-person shows at Brubaker.  I came across this newspaper clipping on Google reviewing one show in November 1979…….

Screen shot 2014-08-05 at 3.46.52 PMYup, I still think I’m that 28 year old!

It’s thirty five years later though.  Now I’m reunited with or meeting for the first time many of those purchasers or their children who are discovering my studio and stopping in to introduce themselves. It’s a pleasure to speak with them, to learn about the paintings they own and in some cases, see some of the old work!

I thought I’d share a few.   One early piece was recently reproduced in a very limited edition of prints and is now available here at the studio on canvas or paper:

Dart-Antiques-archive-600Route 1, Maine

In the 70’s and 80’s I traveled every summer to places I could photograph and draw “stuff” and I do mean stuff – random, usually common items that would become the subjects of my spot drawings for The New Yorker and other periodicals.  This particular place on Route 1 in Maine was an absolute treasure trove for items I drew.  It was also a place that was keenly familiar to the gentleman that purchased the painting of it in the 80’s.

This summer two paintings that sold through Brubaker Gallery are visiting the studio on consignment:

Animal ParadeThe Animal Parade

Sledding hillThe Sledding Hill

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Final drawings for several sculptures including “Jitterbug”, my dancing rabbits have been completed.  The designs are larger and spectacularly more fun at seven feet:

JitterbugF_2And Lily is featured in yet another of the latest sculptures:

Tickle-Me2

The 2014 Christmas line will get some attention soon:

Bch_xmas-detfltAnd I’m at the easel a few days a week with three canvases in progress.

Wishing everyone a relaxing summertime with good friends and family!