Thursday, April 17, 2014

Artwork chosen as an Art Renewal Center Finalist

Homecoming, 8x10 inches, Oil
I'm excited to announce that one of my pieces from my latest series of work has been selected as an Art Renewal Center Salon Finalist. You can read more about the competition on the ARC website. I will post more details about the contest when they are available.
I've decided to rededicate myself to this blog. I've embarked on a new series of work that I would like to share on here. I'm working now to begin to document my creative process. Stay tuned for updates!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lily Pads on Ice Lake

Charcoal on Paper, 8x10 inches, Private Collection

Above is my latest artwork, Lily Pads on Ice Lake,  the first drawing (other then studies and sketches) that I've done in a long time. This work will be featured in our upcoming exhibit in October, Capturing Realism, and also in the new instructional Ani Art Academy DVD titled The Language of Drawing coming out early next year.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Art Kudos 2011 Finalist

My artwork Ice Lake featured in the Art Kudos Exhibition

I'm proud to announce that my painting Ice Lake has been chosen as a finalist in the Art Kudos International Competition. Other featured works include Brian O'Neill's Safe on Arrival and Michael Hockenbury's Unforeseen Predicament.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Art Renewal Center Competition Winners

Selection of winning artwork from the Art Renewal Center

The Art Renewal Center recently announced the winners in their annual competition. Above are some of my favorite pieces. From top left: Breeze by Grace Kim, A March School Day by John Pototschnik, and Asunder by Julio Reyes. To see more award winning work, including work from artists at our studio, visit the Art Renewal Center 2011 Salon Competition.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dawn

Oil on Masonite, 5x7 inches

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer! Besides spending as much time as I can outside, I've been involved in some new creative projects. I hope to share the details of this with you soon.

Above is my latest oil painting titled Dawn. I hope it's one of my most expressive pieces. The inspiration for this painting was a room in an abandoned house. I imagined what the space would look and feel like if it were livable again.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Summer Afternoon

Oil on Masonite, 8x10 inches, Private Collection

This is my latest experimental piece. It's the first painting I've done that is based on a completely invented location. Previous works have been based on actual places, although more recent works have been combinations of the real and imaginary.

I've been going through a lot of personal changes and I'm noticing these changes being reflected in my work. It's both scary and exhilarating to try these new approaches, and I feel it's just the beginning!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

September by Brian O'Neill

Pastel on Paper, 16×12 inches

Here is a beautiful pastel painting by our friend and colleague, Brian O'Neill. This work has recently won second place in the 12th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. You can see his work along with the other winners in the April issue of the Pastel Journal. More of the winning works can also be viewed online on the Pastel Journal website.