Showing posts from October, 2010

Eight artworks at Berkley Gallery

I have spent the last week prepping for my upcoming participation in the Group Exhibition at Berkley Gallery in Warrenton, VA from October 9-23, 2010. I have eight pieces of art included in this exhibit, 3 oil paintings and 5 graphite drawings, including the recently returned drawing “Contemplation (Chimpanzee)” from the Art of the Animal Kingdom XV exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts. As I was packing these pieces up yesterday into the crate I started to revisit the moments and elements that inspired each piece and thought I would share that here.                                      "Swift Creek Morning (Mallard Ducks) " Graphite pencil on watercolor paper 7 x 12 This drawing is inspired by one of my many morning walks down to the Swift Creek Reservoir near my house, just outside of Richmond, Virginia. Occasionally, the mornings are overcast and misty along the water’s edge. One morning in the dead silence of the early hour, as I stood on the dock, dog