• Art Tip

    Basics of Framing

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    I’ve had a couple of different conversations with other artists lately about framing, so I thought it may be a good topic to share on here too.  This will be basic information that will be helpful whether you’re deciding to frame your own art or you’re framing a piece you’ve…

  • Waterfall Wednesday

    Waterfall Wednesday: Enfield Falls

    Enfield Falls Waterfall Wednesday blog cover

    Enfield Falls, 6×6 acrylic on wood panel, 2018 Have you visited Enfield Falls before?  I hadn’t until this summer!  The coolest thing about this waterfall – you can swim in front of it!   Enfield Falls, photograph, 2018 Did I swim in front of it?  Nope.  I completely forgot that that…

  • Waterfall Wednesday

    Waterfall Wednesday: Eagle Cliff Falls

    Eagle Cliff Falls Waterfall Wednesday blog cover

    Eagle Cliff Falls, 6×6 acrylic on wood panel, 2018 Have you ever had one of those experiences that you’re so close to something that you don’t see it?  That’s how I feel about this waterfall.  Eagle Cliff Falls in Havana Glen is located less than 10 miles from where I…

  • Waterfall Wednesday

    Waterfall Wednesday: Letchworth Middle Falls

    Middle Falls Letchworth State Park Waterfall Wednesday blog cover

    Middle Falls, 6×6 acrylic on wood panel, 2018 My Labor Day weekend was full of fun art events.  I attended two opening receptions for shows that I am involved in – the Member Show at the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes in Corning during the final Friday Urban…

  • Art Event

    July Art Events

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    Upcoming Events July is a huge month for me for upcoming events!  Check out what’s up on the calendar and let me know if you get a chance to see my art in person. Spring Member Show – The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (Corning, NY) May 24…

  • Art Event

    That’s a Wrap!: Events to End the Year

    It’s been a busy past month and I haven’t gotten the chance to write to you all during this time.  I’ve finally wrapped up (figuratively AND literally) the last few projects before Christmas.  One of the toughest parts about being an artist around the holidays is that I can’t reveal…

  • Adventures

    Art Fieldtrip – Arnot Art Museum

    Last weekend I took a trip to our local art museum – Arnot Art Museum.   The building used to be the home of the Arnot family who played a large part in the development of the city of Elmira.  This is the family that owned Chemung Canal Bank, Arnot Ogden…

  • Art Event

    A Week of Openings

    This week was a week of openings.  Not my own, but still exciting all the same.  Thursday night was the opening of two different exhibits at Community Arts of Elmira.  Interpretations by Rich, Andrew, & Connie LaVere and Animal Kingdom (Up Close) by Rod & Kyle Reynolds.  Both shows have the…