Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Video of Leslie painting "Causal"

Here is another 15 minute video of me, painting a piece named "Causal", currently showing at RiverSea Gallery. Halfway through the video are a couple of sequences of me talking about decisions I have to consider about where to take the painting next.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Interview on Astoria Radio

On the occasion of my exhibition at RiverSea Gallery, I am being interviewed on Astoria's radio station, KMUN on Arts: Live and Local from 3-4pm Friday, June 1.

During the month June, I will be the featured artist at RiverSea Gallery. There is an opening reception June 2nd from 6-8pm, with a quick artists talk at 6:30. You can read about the event in its entirety in the post just below!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Featured Artist at RiverSea Gallery

"You Are the Only One" 24"x36" Acrylic on panel
This coming June, I will be the featured artist at RiverSea Gallery, in beautiful Astoria, Oregon.

In this exhibit "From Now To Yesterday", I will be presenting a whole new body of work. With this new effort I have continued to explore compositions based on vintage snapshots. Choices of subject include a fisherman in the Florida swamps, bikini-clad lovelies creating a stir in the early 70’s, and a young, stylish couple posing next to their brand new Model T.  Most of the work is on flat-grain verneer plywood, which has a distinctive, dramatic wood grain. I specially oriented many of the compositions to feature the wood grain as an element. Sometimes the grain is used as a flat abstracted pattern element in the image, other times it is used to describe objects in the painting, such as the sky or ground.

Painting sizes range from small and practical to large and dramatic. RiverSea Gallery is in Astoria, Oregon, a historic town where the Columbia River meets the Pacific. Housed in a 1920’s storefront in the downtown historic district, RiverSea Gallery is within strolling distance of restaurants, theaters, hotels, boutiques, museums and other galleries.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 2nd, 6-8pm. Artist Talk at 6:30pm
Second Saturday Arts Walk Reception: Saturday, June 9th, 5-8pm
Open Daily
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 5:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A minor artistic interuption.

My partner Jim and I sold our house - hooray! We are building a new house in Lake Oswego, OR. So we have moved into a rental for the next 6 or 7 months until it is built. I just set up my studio in our rental a few days ago, and began art making again after a couple months hiatus. Here are some pictures of our move #1.

My studio in a box.

There are a lot of flat things in an art studio.

My treasured easel. My mother bought it for me at a garage sale in 1993. This is a time when I had decided not to be a painter anymore' She said "Well, I think I will buy it for you anyway, just in case." Bless you, Mom!

Jim and I love lots of big books with pictures in them.

The huge room that has served as my art studio for the past 5 or 6 years.

My new itty bitty one at the rental! But I am happy happy happy. Its little, but it has great light.

My beloved easel...

The spare bedrooms in our rental are serving as storage units.

An embarrassment of riches. They are packed!