Friday, December 31, 2010

Self Portrait in a Hotel

2007, Oil Pastel, 14"x 11"
Self Portraits

Since the New Year is the traditional time for introspection....

Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Ornament

2010, Oil Pastel, 12"x 16"

Every few years, around this time I do something like this with the sole intent of using it for next year's Christmas card. Let's just say that many a flat file is littered with good intentions.

     **** Happy Holida****     

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Open Studio

My studio has become so crowded that I can't move! 
To move my easel I have to move five other things first. It's like twelve pounds of potatoes in  a ten pound sack. I need to make some room for new works (and to pay for them as well) so I'm holding an Open Studio. Paintings, pastels and drawings. Some recent works as well as some pieces from my last exhibit, Have You Noticed...?The prices for these works have been substantially reduced (have I mentioned the twelve pounds of potatoes?). So come visit and add to your art collection, begin your art collection or just take a look at some works that probably won't be shown in this area.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 12 - 5 pm
Sunday, Dec, 12, 11 am - 4 pm
Contact me at for directions or for more information.

"Support the my work!"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Choose Civility

This is a juried exhibit at the Washington County Arts Council. The Opening Reception is Saturday, December 11, 6-9 pm.

Choose Civility is a community-wide initiative that has been launched in Washington County this year aiming to enhance respect, empathy and tolerance and thereby improve our community's quality of life.

My small part in this exhibit is the painting Self Portrait with Trees from the series Full Circle.

2003, Oil on Canvas, 32"x 40"

Friday, October 1, 2010

Through The Trees

2009, Oil on Canvas, 20"x 16"

This was painted near the new Museum Drive in City Park, Hagerstown, MD.
There's always something to paint around the Museum.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Have You Noticed...? An Exploration of the Overlooked

This is the post card for my exhibit at the Washington County Arts Council. I think the Gallery Manager, Catherine did a great job with them. The show will open July 29 and will be up through August 27. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 31, 6 to 9 pm. This is one opening that I'm actually looking forward to because there will be a group exhibit in the North Gallery of my students. We should have a lot of fun. I hope all of you can make it.

For a preview of the exhibit click here. This online exhibit represents about half of the works in the gallery.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Grandma's Cookie Jar

2003, Pastel, 12'x 9"

This piece is not all that recent but I post it because of the passing of my uncle, Jack Holm, who recently sent me a very kind email telling me how much he liked my work and how proud he was of me. It meant more to me than I can put into words. My sympathy goes out to his wife (my aunt) Ronnie and to his children, Greg, Steve and Lisa whom I haven't seen in far too long. This is also for his surviving sisters, Agnes and Ann, and his nieces and nephews (there are 22 of us). Some of you may remember this cookie jar.

I will always remember my Uncle Jack as having a smile that could light up a room, and for reminding me that the bonds of family diminish little with time.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010