Monthly Archives: September 2012


Oil on wood, 12″ x 12″/

Thank you

I have much to be grateful for lately.

I keep telling myself this as the days grow shorter and darker with winter on its way.

One of the best ways to remind myself of this is by sending out thank you notes to others I feel grateful toward. Not everyone I feel grateful toward; there are so many I would do nothing but make little collages and lick stamps and the frenetic non-remunerative activity would get me deemed (even more) crazy.

I used to make a lot of collages. These days I rarely get the paste pot out unless I’m making thank-you notes. Below are a few recent ones.

I may go unabashedly bawl my eyes out now.

One swallow does not make a summer

Little melancholy on this last day of summer/first day of fall.

Saying a sad good bye to my studio mate Meg Voigt Meersman, but looking forward to welcoming my new studio mate Kel Payton.

The crickets are making a lovely background noise.

I am working on this 20″ x 24″ tonight.


New Moon

My show at CORE  New Art Space is wrapped up. Sales were good. I’m grateful.

I have one painting, “Cabatisto” (pictured below) accepted into the juried “Red White & Blue” show that hangs at CORE from now until September 30th.

I need to pack & ship paintings and then- (really looking forward to this) switch gears and get into the groove of making some new  monotypes at the Art Students League of Denver in preparation for a show at Red Delicious Press.

Also, I’ll have a few small works at a double booth with my CORE New Art Space compadres at the 16th Street Mall Festival of the Arts. It is the inaugural year for this art fair. We’ll be at booths # O and #P on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 from 11 AM until 7 PM.

The Rat within the Grain

Photo credit: Terri Bell

The closing weekend of my show at CORE New Art Space – entwined with my four friends and fellow artists Meg Voigt Meersman, Terri Bell, Jon Koenigsberg and Lokken Liane, is approaching. Our last weekend will coincide with the popular Denver Art District on Santa Fe’s First Friday Art Walk. I am grateful to Susan Froyd for writing about the show on the Westword Blog, here.

I was skeptical when Terri Bell proposed that we mix our work together and hang it as a single exhibit. I usually feel that my work coordinates poorly with other people’s work. I always look like the turd in the punch bowl, the rat within the grain. Her instinct were right, though- the show is wonderful and I think it’s the best looking exhibit in which I’ve ever taken part. Thank you, Terri. I will not doubt your aesthetic premonitions again, and we at CORE are so fortunate to have you with us.

I am also grateful to Pat Cronin for inviting me to take part in the “Creatures” show, opening on First Friday on the other side of town at Zip 37 Gallery.