Sunday, September 25, 2011

A great night

Here are some pix from the opening. The show continues at Norwood Flynn Gallery until October 15.

I should add, the turnout was great, with many more visitors than these photos suggest. A friend grabbed the camera and started clicking away for a few minutes.
The photos of the exhibit are ones I took earlier, before anyone else had arrived.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tonight's the night...

...for the "Poets and Cattle" opening at Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas, from 6 - 8 pm. As I may have mentioned, the show runs through October 15.
Here are "Emily Dickinson's Cows", numbers 1, 2, 3, and 5. I lost the scan of number 4, so I'll have to add it when I can rescan it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

And it gets closer.

The opening for "Poets and Cattle" is this Saturday, September 24, 6 - 8 pm, at Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas.
Here are the latest additions.

"Alfred, Lord Tennyson", acrylic on canvas, 14 by 18 inches.

"Charles Baudelaire", acrylic on canvas, 11 by 14 inches.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Poets and Cattle" postcard and poster

These are the postcard and the poster for "Poets and Cattle" at Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas. As I may have mentioned before, the opening reception is September 24, with the exhibit running through October 15.
The poster is about 20 by 35 inches and is available here. If one were to want one signed, that could be arranged by contacting me at my e-mail address,

Monday, September 5, 2011

"Poets and Cattle" statement

These paintings were titled in honor of the Brownings, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett. Both are acrylic on canvas, 9 by 12 inches.
Here is the artist statement for this show, which is opening, as I've probably mentioned, with a reception September 24, 6 to 8:30 pm, and ends October 15.

"Those cattle smaller than a Bee, That herd upon the eye..."

So begins the poem by Emily Dickinson that inspired this series of paintings. Cattle are symbols of the pastoral American mythology we all carry in our collective subconscious, regardless of whether or not we have first hand experience with them.

In painting terms, the forms of cattle provide an opportunity to explore mass and shape, as well as color, texture and composition, their rectangular geometry creating contrast to the organic landscape serving as the base.