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Monday, December 21, 2009

the HIGH project

Mark your calendars for January 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. 2 painters, 1 dancer interact with dance, music art at the HIGH musuem in Atlanta. Its called the HIGH project and has never been done before........as far as we can tell. Vickie Martin and Lance Carlson are the painters, Tracey Perkinson the dancer and its all coordinated by Heather Harper.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

gaurdian series

i found a place for some of the guardian series. its an online magazine called OnAngels and
is dedicated to art and literature about these ethereal creatures. they are having a contest and if you drill down through you can see my entries.
maybe if i ever finish all 26 of the series i will publish a book. just 20 to go!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

NCS show

the winners of the pole, were
agonizing ecstacy
the truth about crop circles
with any luck one or both may get in the show
it opens on 11.06.09 at Mason-Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

'the elements of art"

Opening this friday, August 21, 2009 at dk gallery, marietta square, marietta, georgia. a mixed media show featuring 23 pieces by lance carlson and others. hope to see you there.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Art trends

What are the current trends in art? What do you see in the magazines or galleries or homes that seems to share a common thread? An artist friend of mine, Vickie Martin, suggested that green art is all the rage. Green is trending throughout all the world right now, as an influence over all phases of our work, home, our lives....but is it just a passing fad or fancy?will it all be forgotten when the energy crisis subsides for a while? Does art really have much to do with our carbon footprint?I am interested in hearing what other artists, and design professionals think about what is trending in art? I belive that the cutting edge that is portrayed for example on ART 21 hasn't really made it down ot the trending level. Trendy is sometimes considered a perjorative term, however i find the trending topics on twitter pretty fascinating.So let me hear from the blogosphere about trending art. I guess this could be categories, styles, subject matter, size, medium, or just about anything.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

valet parking

valet parking was chosen for the "everyday" show at the glimpses of His glory gallery, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia.

the show opening is 8/21/09 at 7:30 p.m.

stop by, see the show and have some dessert at the opening.

the show runs through October, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

canvas project II

these are 3"X3" canvases that were supposed to emulate assigned words
my assigned words were


can you match them up? its pretty easy by process of elimination
they will be at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport from the end of July through August 2009
along with a huge bunch of other mini pixel canvases
canvas project II by arthouse coop

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

last day of june

thanks for hanging in there with me
30 days is alot of posting
and i met my goal
hope it was enjoyable.
this is
its hanging in the tuscany room of a builder friend in norcross
its from an ill-conceived series that was never finished
artifice, innocence and brutality
maybe someday.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

day 28

this is
dark shadows.
it was admired by anna and voitec
who clean our house...........and
marti gifted it to them
so now it hangs in their house.

Friday, June 26, 2009

day 27

this is double vision

i took two paintings of the same image that were on paper, cut them up into one inch squares and then merged the two

it was a one time thing........

kinda gives a mosaic effect

currently hanging at my daughter and soninlaw's house in smyrna, ga

day 26

here's one from the big heads series


she was sold at a benefit for gilda's club in february '08

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

day 21

this is a small collage
ironic columns
for fathers day in honor of my dad's punny sense of humor.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

day 20

this is
nurturing consumer
currently showing at
as a part of
if youre in the mountains go check out the show
i will be doing a live demo on 6/27 before the opening reception.

Friday, June 19, 2009

day 19

this piece is from the 20/20 series
boulevard victor
how can it be 2 places at once?
one is a virtual gallery.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

day 18

this is
hangs in the office of one of my architectural projects
MANHEIM DRIVE in stockbridge, georgia

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

day 17

this is


she sold at dick and harrys restaurant

a few years back.

sadly the restaurant (in roswell) is now closed.

day 16

ladies free all night
it gained its title from a scrap that was collaged in.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

day 14

this piece

a meloday that stays

is currently at my son/daughter in law's house

it marks my journey from representational to abstract

Friday, June 12, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

day 10

this is
soured and curdled
as in.......why have you soured and curdled me?
from job's sad song.

Monday, June 8, 2009

day 9

from the 12 tribes series


day 8

this has been in several shows, most notably at the Georgia State Fair in where it won 1st place

set me moving

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

day 6

this is from a fairly recent collage and mixed media series on wood panels
its called sushi tonight
it would look great in your shushi bar.
send me an email and it could be yours....price is right.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

june 5, 2009

this is a piece from my face series.

change expressions.

can you see the face?

it has just been juried into the International Society of Acrylic Painter's show in Santa Cruz, California.

showing later this summer.

day 4

this is a one shot, mixed media painting called
where have all the songbirds gone?
i believe it was in the Decatur Fine Arts Competition last year and am pretty sure its currently hanging in my dining room.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

day 3

this one is titled "turn, turn, turn"
i have always kinda liked it.
its owned by a gentleman who lives in Cumming, GA....still waiting for first payment.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

june 2, 2009

this is "floral shoppe window" a little experiment with encaustic. i sold it at defoor centre show called
"coming out"
my least favourite show title....and a venue with which i had some sour history....
but a sale is a sale........dont know who purchased it.

Monday, June 1, 2009

one a day for JUNE, day one

this is an older piece from 3 or 4 years ago.
"aunt Kay and the eye of God"
currently in the collection of Dr. Sam Sanders of Atlanta.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

National Collage Society Post Card Show

The votes are in. You selected (my personal favourite) cafe firenze for submittal to the NCS show. Thanks for voting.
cafe firenze

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Caladan Gallery

Caladan Gallery has selected the following from my 20/20 series for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition "Dreaming in Pursuit of Memory":
"Deaux Gares"

"Lost in the Bois"

"Neptune and Salacia"

the gallery notes, "It is really amazing, for lack of a more descriptive and appropriate word, how many submissions we received that took this idea and extended it far beyond conception and expectation. Accordingly, many of the images depicted daydreams, something we hadn’t considered or pondered in the realization of this exhibition, which delights us; indeed, the daydream many times is centered above and on our memories. This causes us to ask the question "What is the difference between a dream in sleep and that which manifests in the light of day? What is the arrangement of the brain cells of memory that form to create these dreams?" Endlessly fascinating, within the upcoming exhibition are some answers." The dates for the on-line posting of this exhibition will be May 10 – June 14, 2009. After that, the exhibition will be available for viewing as an archive for a number of months.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

knoxville airport

The Arts and Culture Alliance juried ART SHOW will be showing in the Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport.................the first show that I have been in that requires security check prior to viewing.

If you are traveling to Knoxville or just passing through, be sure to catch the show. The piece selected by the jury is boulevard victor.......from the 20/20 series.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Abstract Exposure

There is a website called Abstract Exposure that has periodic online exhibitions. The point is to get noticed online as a competitor and there is a small prize for the winner. Check out the current exhibition..........as I am showing there.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ARTRAW projects streaming

I have been asked by several to post a link to the opening event at ArtRaw Projects gallery in New York on Thursday, February 19, 2009. The event will be streaming live so should be fun to watch. I also have a friend, Jacquleine D. Allison that will be showing at the same event. Tune in and watch for our pieces. 7-9 p.m. EST. should be limited or no commercial interruptions.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

50th Annual Juried Art Competition -San Diego

The pieces for the 50th Annual Juried Art Competition at San Diego Art Institute's Museum of the Living Artist have been selected. My mixed media piece, screw your courage to the sticking place, was selected to be shown in this exhibition. The show opens on March 20, 2009 and runs through May 10, 2009. If you are in the area. stop in and check it out. The title comes from Shakespeare's play, MACBETH, which is collaged into the piece.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

ART: RAW Projects New York City

Start spreading the news...my pieces are shipping this week to New York City. They will be part of an emerging artist show in West Chelsea, NY. This is the inaugural exhibit for art raw gallery, and will open on February 19, 2009 and run through March 21 2009. The gallery is located at 210 Eleventh Ave, 905 [@ W25th St]New York, NY 10001. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. There are 300 artists displayed in this show. These were selected from over 25,000 submittals.
This is my NY debut.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I have started posting some portfolio pieces here at ArtSlant.com until i get my website back up and running....this will be my homesite away from homesite.
you can view a slide show of several pieces here.