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Thursday, May 26, 2016

After visiting some wineries in Colorado last summer, we noticed all the "cutsie" sayings on various items for sale in the gift shop.  I jotted several down on my iPhone and this became the basis of this series.  Here is the first batch.  More to come.  #wineseries #mixedmedia  All are 12"X12" on canvas.

wine not??

got wine?

screw it!

is it wine-30 yet?

love the wine your're with

you had me at merlot

wine flies when you're having fun

wine a little, you'll feel better

the doctor says i need to drink more wine..
also i'm calling myself "the doctor" now

live simply, laugh often, wine a lot

i tried cooking with wine...after 3 glasses i forgot why i was in the kitchen

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Borderline Series.
Today there are so many divisions between people based upon beliefs, experience, ideals, history.. .  These divisions have always existed but in the 21st centery they are exploited and hyped  and the gulf widens between us.
Joni Mitchell writes in her lyrics to "Borderline",
 "Every bristling shaft of pride
Church or nation
Team or tribe
Every notion we subscribe to
Is just a borderline."

Even though these lines create a separation between us....they can also become a path of commonality or compromise that we can travel along together.

This is the "series statement" for my most recent series.

 between love and hate

choose right

coping with conflict


everybody wins

for argument's sake

changing belief systems

it's complicated


political wave

powerful knowledge

reach across the aisle

the end in mind

the front line

what the have nots have

"Smug in your jaded expertise
You scathe the wonder world
And you praise barbarity
In this illusionary place--
This scared hard-edged rat race
All liberty is laced with
  Joni Mitchell

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Its been a while since I have posted....Have you missed me?
I am working on a new mixed media series on paper, some of which are posted below.  I am working on titles so they are pretty new. Each was started with crinkle packing as the first pass and layers of paint, drawing media, gesso.

COMMENTS welcome as always....

Thursday, October 3, 2013

This piece, created for the HIGH art days for the HIGH Museum of Art, Atlanta...
12"X12' Mixed Media  
Sarasota 28

This was an earlier commission piece that could be part of  or the start of a new series
8"X10" Mixed Media 
Number 19

These can be read as landscapes with their implied horizon lines. of course the "collaged" portions of 28 Sarasota take it a step further from abstraction

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

COMING UP SATURDAY...I have been with this group for over 10 years
Shadowline Artist Group - The Stories We Tell
Opens Saturday, July 20, 7-10 PM 

The stories we tell is a visual compilation of the Shadowline artist group,  a coterie of Atlanta artists who meet to encourage, support and  challenge each other in their individual artistic journeys.  The artists  include...
Jacqueline Doyle Allison
Arlene Brass
Lance Carlson
Tina Ciranni
Joel Conison
Vickie Martin Conison (Seen Gallery Artist)
Diane Clark
Diane Evans
Sara Hendrix
Donna Orti
The individual members work in media across the artistic spectrum including  painting, collage, sculpture, mixed media and photography.   The Shadowline artist group began meeting in 2004 as a group loosely connected through art education and other relationships.  Shadowline is pleased to present this group show at the Seen Gallery.  The artists invite you to join the conversation as they share their visual stories.  
Runs through September
Tuesday - Thursday  12PM-6PM
Friday-Saturday 12 PM - 7 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 6 PM
Closed Mondays

The Seen Gallery | 415 Church Street | Decatur | GA | 30030

Thursday, January 3, 2013

the "cover up" series...will be part of my solo show at dkgallery  opening 1/4/13

chromist made geisel

concealed evidence


days of wine and

diverting focus

eye of le monde

floods, tornadoes fire & thieves

information suppression

intercepted data

polar sea ice

powergrid test

psychosocial hypothesis

scent of scandal

snow job