January 28, 2020

Word Swag - Artists Helping Artists

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Many of you have asked how I get my paintings to appear as text in my Instagram and Facebook posts. I use an inexpensive app called Word Swag. Available for iOS and Android.
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January 28, 2020

BIG FLORAL PAINTINGS ON VIEW AT STEEL CITY IN PHOENIXVILLE

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My big mixed media floral paintings are now on view at Steel City in Phoenixville, PA, through January 30, 2020. I think the cupcake hat complements the paintings, don't you?
January 28, 2020

WHEN RON CEPHAS JONES COMMENTS ON YOUR INSTAGRAM POST


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When Ron Cephas Jones (@cephasjaz) comments on your Instagram post, it makes your day!

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MY INSTAGRAM POST

I’ve been thinking a lot about Hulu’s teen melodrama done right, “Looking for Alaska.” The sleeper star of the 8-episode limited series is Ron Cephas Jones as Dr. Hyde, a wise and crusty professor who is a gay #Buddhist (if RCJ looks familiar, it’s probably because he played the role of Randall Pearson’s biological father in the series “This is Us”). After the death of someone I can’t tell you about or it would spoil it for you, Dr. Hyde said, “The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we'd learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn't fall apart, you'd stop suffering when they did.” These words hold special meaning for me.

I watched the episode last night, and am today painting lotus flowers.

In #Buddhism and #Hinduism the #lotus flower is the embodiment of perfection. It defines the capacity of the soul to expand and embrace the beauty of life with a clear conscience. The #lotusflower sheds its seeds and blooms at the same time. In Buddhism, it is said to represent the principle of cause and effect, wherein every action or thought is believed to cause an effect or reaction that can be experienced either in this life or in the future lives. This magnificent flower emerges from the dirty and unclean bottom of a pond, but still remains untouched and unstained by the dirt and mud surrounding it in the pond. This unique quality of the flower is believed to represent pure #spirit #rebirth #beauty #fertility #transcendence and #resurrection


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Ron Cephas Jones as professor Dr. Hyde in Looking for Alaska on Hulu
September 29, 2019

HENRI THE PIG OIL PAINTING JURIED INTO SHOW

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Henri the pig oil painting has been selected to be included in the 40th Berks Art Alliance Juried Show to take place in the Schmidt Gallery at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. 

BAA Juried Show will run November 4 through December 6, 2019. 

• Opening and awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 10 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. 

• Event is free and open to the public. I hope to see you there!

• For directions to GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, click HERE.

SCROLL DOWN FOR LIST OF ACCEPTED ARTISTS.
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ARTISTS WITH ACCEPTED WORK: 

Lorraine Abrunzo
Elizaberth DiOttavio
Pamela Foley
Kristin Fortna
Michael Good
Ruth Haan
Cindy Hess
Tracy Kochey
Michele Kulp
Victoria Lawrence
Diona Lovejoy
Kimberly McNamara
Barbara V. Nelson
Gloria Powell
Lori Quinque-Quinn
Marie Riegle
Marcia Rowe
Steve Scheuring
Carol Spigelmyer
Lynn Tranter
Kathryn Wolf
 

September 26, 2019

ART STUDIO VISITS

I am fortunate to have a beautiful art studio in the Spring City Mill Studios Building in Spring City, PA, a newly renovated knitting mill factory built in 1886, with high ceilings and tons of northern light.

I would love to show my work to you. My studio is open daily by appointment. Click HERE to schedule a day and time. xo








September 26, 2019

2019 PAOLI HOSPITAL AUXILIARY ANNUAL FINE ART SHOW


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An evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and culture awaits you, your friends and family at the opening Art Gala on Friday, September 27 from 6 pm to 9 pm where you can preview and purchase original paintings and other works of art from 50 regional artists.

Art will also be available for sale at both Saturday and Sunday's FREE Open House events on September 28 and 29 from 11 am to 5 pm. A portion of all sales benefits patient care needs at Paoli Hospital.

Information about the Fine Art Show can be obtained by calling Auxiliary Office at 484-565-1380 or emailing paoliauxiliary@mlhs.org. You can also visit their website for updates, information and gala tickets.


Directions to the White Manor Country Club in Malvern, PA can be found HERE.

I will have nine floral paintings on view during the weekend show. You can see more original paintings HERE and my exhibition schedule HERE.
Wrapping work in preparation for the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary Fine Art Show.
September 26, 2019

SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDER HAS SOLD AT SQUARE PEAR GALLERY

So happy to share that mixed media floral painting, "Sunshine on My Shoulder," has SOLD thanks to Square Pear Fine Art Gallery in historic Kennett Square, PAA joyful mixed media one-of-a-kind painting where acrylic paint, pastel and graphite meet in the creation process. Multiple coats of archival varnish complete each piece. 24 x 30-inches of floral, mixed media joy bursting with color! 

You can see more original paintings HERE and my exhibition schedule HERE.


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