Thursday, May 20, 2010

Providence Living: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Hello and happy Thursday friends, I thought I would share some photos that I took while walking around town this past Saturday. I took all of these pics over where the highway is being reconstructed at the end of Wickendon St. and near the Point Street Bridge. The sun was setting at that time and I thought it was quite beautiful. Now, looking at them, I think that they'll make great studies for some new work. Over the next month, or two, I'll be cranking on some drawings and paintings that will hang at White Electric this August. If there is an opening for the show, I will be sure to let you all know about it...and of course you're all invited ;} So, more on that to come, but until then, enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Providence Living: The Basketcases

Hello and happy Tuesday folks! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and had a happy Mother’s Day. My weekend was pretty busy with the usual errands and a few fun moments with friends. On Sunday, I stepped out for a bite to eat at one of my favorite Providence restaurants, Tortilla Flats on Hope St. As I waited for my food, I noticed a couple of young women walk into the restaurant with baskets in their hands. Before I knew what was going on, one of them tossed an envelope in front of me. It was marked with a stamp that read, “” Naturally, I opened it. Inside of the envelope was a torn piece of paper with, “New Wave” written on it. Puzzled, I quickly took out my iPhone and visited

It turns out the letters (a.k.a "The Basketcases") were/are a part of a short lived art project executed by artists, "Sky & Nightingale." The basis of the project was to anonymously deliver, at random, 1000 letters over the course of 7 days. Apparently, every letter was different and represented a small part of Sky & Nightingale's personal reflections and life stories. The project came to a close on Sunday, with a rapid delivery of letters, to random recipients located anywhere between Thayer St. and Pawtucket, RI. Tortilla Flats was one of those locations and I was the random recipient of one of the remaining 1000 letters. Awesome.

Overall, it’s a great concept and a fun project that I’m super glad I was a part of, albeit at random. To learn more about it, be sure to visit You can read all about Sky & Nghtingale’s deliveries, as well as, some of the feedback they’ve received from recipients of their letters…so fun! I plan on checking back often to see if more insights/feedback come up as time goes on…should be interesting. Enjoy!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Visual Diary: New American Paintings No.83

 Hello peeps! Hope this finds you well. I was hoping to get a Cosmic Icon post up tonight, however it’s getting late (on Monday night) and I’m getting tired, so I thought I would share with you a Visual Diary post instead. This Visual Diary is a collection of artists whose work was featured in the # 83 issue of New American Paintings: The Midwestern Competition.

Amy Casey, Drifting 2008 
New American Paintings is an amazing periodical that features artists from across the US. If you haven’t already done so, you should definitely check it out. I’ve had a subscription to New American Paintings off and on for the past few years or so, but before that, I would pick it up at the local art store, or book store whenever I could afford it. It’s not cheap at $20 a pop, but in my opinion, well worth it if you’re a practicing artist looking for some inspiration.

Anna Joelsdottir, Pulling Through 2008-2009
Whenever I get my new issue, I thumb through it almost immediately and pick out my favorites (a.k.a. those artists whose work most strikes my visual fancy). I’ve been meaning to document these favorites for quite a while, but am just now getting around to it. Sadly enough, I’m behind a few issues, but you can be sure to expect future postings showcasing more of my favorite New American Painters soon…so stay tuned and stay inspired! Until then, I hope you enjoy these wonderful works by Amy Casey, Anna Joelsdottier, Randall Tiedman and Hans Habeger, cheers!

 Hans Habeger, Best Buy 2009