Friday, February 4, 2011

"Architectonic" at Tamarack

"Wisdom Watching" (7"x10") is one of three pieces I'll have on display at Tamarack in Beckley, W.Va., for the next two months.

I was accepted as an associate artist at the Dickirson Gallery in 2009, but I haven't painted regularly enough since then to have anything available for any shows.

A gallery invitation from Christine Humphrey, gallery manager, finally spurred me into some action. I completed three paintings in quick succession over December and January for the show. My favorite of the three is "Wisdom Watching."

"Wisdom" is based on a photograph I took of the ornamentation around the East Entrance of the West Virginia Capitol in October. The afternoon sun highlighted the side of her face perfectly, and I couldn't resist the opportunity.

To read more about the mythological figures around the Capitol Complex, check out this link from the West Virginia Legislature's website:

"Architectonic" opens Feb. 13 and runs through April 9. For more about Tamarack, including directions, visit their website at


  1. I preferred Souls Window II - that I happily purchased. The work appeared to be very labor intensive and the use of shadow drew me in to the painting. Thank you.

    Greg Bailey

  2. That is so wonderful! Thank you, Greg. I am glad that you enjoy the painting so much.

    A little background, if you are interested. The scene is loosely based on the windows at Ivanhoe Presbyterian in Lost City, W.Va.