It rained and rained and it was cold, damp, and dreary… and I woke up July 1 and finally summer is here! Despite the horrendous weather of May and June, art festival season is upon us. Two festival exhibitions are behind me now with four more to go. My next exhibition will be filled with color, collage, and florals.

Summer’s Arrival
alcohol ink collage on yupo
26” x 34”


The back wall of my display is the Face of Buddha, an ongoing series, each painting is 10″x8″ and a small single painting becomes a larger installation depending on how many are purchased and hung together in a patron’s home. Below is a photo from ten days ago, Buddha installation is on the back wall.

Floral collages below are just some of the paintings that I plan to feature end of the month at the Glencoe Festival of Arts.

Sun Soaked Poppies
alcohol ink collage on yupo
24” x 18”

Still Life with Vase
alcohol ink collage on yupo
26” x 20”

Playful Garden
alcohol ink collage on yupo
48” x 36”


I’m still working through details on the next festival setup, the unknown factor is always the paintings that haven’t happened yet. I have several extra large frames waiting for two more 36″x26″ collages, just not sure if I’ll have time to finish both before the end of July.

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