Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Daily Sketch

We had a visitor to our home today. Our kitten Delphi had cornered it on a small ledge above our stairway. It was frightened and would not move so I did what any artist would do. I took some time out of my busy morning schedule to sketch the little guy.

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Few Notes: the 2016 Faculty Exhibit

This year faculty from the Visual Arts department selected original compositions or performances from the Music and Business Industry faculty to be inspired by. I selected Professor Tim Saeed's performant of Chopin's Nocturne Op. 27 No.2

I couldn't resist revisiting themes from high school and drawing elephant's in pink tutus.

The work is being exhibited at the Quimby Gallery on Lyndon State College's campus until January 2017.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A new exhibit of my work

This week will be the opening of the Lyndon State College's Visual Arts faculty show. I will be exhibiting work inspired by the compositions and performances of faculty from the Music and Business Industry. The Show opens this Thursday at 6 pm in the Quimby Gallery.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sketching You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

This Saturday we took time as a family to see the local high school's production of You're a Good man Charlie Brown. Surprisingly, I had never seen it before. A good friend of the family was playing Schroeder. It was a fun production and a wonderful musical. Very uplifting. I found a few moments to sketch. Something I have wanted to do at shows but never done before. The challenge is drawing while people are moving and also drawing in the dark. I did well for my first attempt.

The musical was made even better by listening to the joy form my children while watching it. There is nothing like hearing a child laugh.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sketching the Board of Trustees Meeting

A few weeks ago I visited the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees meeting. They were discussing an important matter with regards to Lyndon State College. Before I addressed them I took an opportunity to sketch a few of the board members, the president of Caselton University and the Chancellor of the VSC.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Art exhibit opening this week!

This Friday, October 14th at 6p will be the opening of Nuts and Bolts at the Quimby Gallery. I will have the honor of exhibiting with the talented Kevin Harkey (Disney storyboard artist), Robby Gilbert (animation professor at Lyndon State College) and Andrea Poe (a truly gifted artist, animator and illustrator). This will be part of the Vermont Animation Festival going starting Thursday night and running through Saturday. More information can be found at vermontanimation.org

Friday, September 30, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Chimera of Sorts

Chimera (kīˈmi(ə)rə)

This is a personal take on a traditional Greek mythological creature. In stead of the typical lion, dragon and goat headed monster I mixed some of my favorite odd animals together into a storage beast. I am also moving into my bowler phase.