Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!


City Dwellers, 24 x 36 inches, oil on linen


I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and managing to hang on to your sanity. I think I'm doing better than usual this year, but it ain't over yet.

Artistically, 2011 was a great year for me. In the course of developing the Urban Aria series, I made some big breakthroughs in the way I see, and think about, painting. Consequently my work became more abstract and expressive, and I'm very very happy about that. I'm finally finding my voice! So it's taken me 20+ years and literally thousands of paintings and tens of thousands of drawings to get here, and it just feels like a tip of the proverbial iceberg, but at least I've found the iceberg.

Now that I've found it though, it's time to push myself out there. Therefore, 2012 will be the year for exposure. I dare say you'll start seeing me in more publications and juried shows. It's not 2012 yet, but I'm off to a pretty good start. the Painting above, City Dwellers, is already committed to California Art Club's 101st annual Gold Medal show. Though I've been a member off and on for years, I haven't really participated in many of their shows till now because, as I've said above, I didn't have a voice to push.

Also in the current issue of Plein Air Magazine, I have small mentions in pgs. 83, 94, 95, and 96.

Keep an eye on the February issue of American Art Collector, too. It'll be a cityscape issue, a good place for my work to be seen.

We're visiting family for the holidays so there won't be much painting - if at all - for the next few weeks, but if I get a chance, I'll try and post. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Holidays too~






11 comments:

  1. Great way to finish 2011, on fire!

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  2. what a stunning piece ! Merry Christmas to you

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  3. Congratulations on the leap in your progression and your higher profile! Really appreciate your articulate writing. All the best in 2012!

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  4. Great interview below....... BTW I just purchased your calendar and I can't wait to get it in a few weeks.
    Merry Christmas

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  5. Happy New Year Terry! Wish you good health and lots of exposure in 2012 ;)

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  6. I just found your blog and website and all I can say is I wish I lived in CA to take one of your workshops. Your work really moves me. I am a learner right now; consequently, an admiring follower of YOUR blog! Thank you and best wishes for a great new year!

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  7. Thanks Dominique! Happy New Year~ !

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  8. Thanks Lorraine! Happy New Year to you!

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  9. Happy New Year to you to Dado~!

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  10. Thanks Sue!~ You do great work as well :-D Happy New Year!

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