Just back from gallery showings, I am offering these original paintings: “Dreamsickle” and “Land of the Golden Sun”. Each measures 20×24 and is beautifully framed and ready for gift giving.
Painting with acrylics and bathed in shiny resin, “Land of the Golden Sun” will complete that hard to fill space in your home or office.
Dreamsickle with its many shades of orange swirling around, is the perfect fit for any decor.
Each is $225. I do accept all credit cards or cash. These are pickup only, in Daytona Beach. No shipping is offered. But hurry…this offer ends December 7. Email me in Contact tab to purchase or for more information.
Get it while it lasts! This 8×8, acrylic on paper, framed will brighten up any room and be a constant reminder of the beauty of the Jetty at Ponce Inlet. $60 includes shipping and handling in the continental US. Email for details.
As art goes, 2022 was a very good year for me. It started with my own, one woman exhibit – a month long Pop Up Windows display – thanks to the Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum and Gardens. They were undergoing a renovation and made their ‘windows’ along Granada Blvd available for for a different artist each month. I even sold a painting!
I had two, different remote exhibits as a result of working with the Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum and Gardens as well, both at the Ormond Playhouse, both month long exhibits.
And finally, one piece of my work ended up in the Museum itself for their annual Christmas Art Show and yes, it SOLD!
The July issue of New Smyrna Beach Magazine added a cover to my growing list of accomplishments. It was an honor for ‘Tranquility’ to be selected.
In addition, two large fine art prints of my work sold this year on Fine Art America.
I also had several original paintings at two, different exhibits at the Art League of Daytona Beach.
I also sold several or my original paintings, large and small to several local buyers. Most importantly this year, I renamed my website to, FloridaFolkArts.com, to better reflect my work.
Overall, 2022 was a very good year. Here’s hoping that 2023 is a great year for everyone!
Yes! “Tranquility” is on the current cover of New Smyrna Magazine. Yes. I am thrilled that it’s there!
Those closest to me know the story of how I was told last November, that my work and studio were, ‘unprofessional’ and that ‘old people’ just don’t get what works today. That same person, he has a degree in fine arts, offered to come by and ‘teach’ me to paint and to spruce up my studio with the right stuff. I politely said no.
I was devastated. I hadn’t sold anything in several months and I blamed the pandemic. But what if it wasn’t the pandemic. What if it was my work?
That was in early November, 2021.
I was telling my much younger brother, currently studying marketing, that it was time to hang up my brushes. My marketing skills were obviously outdated, and my subject matter was of no interest to anyone. He suggested a change in theme. He told me to call my work, Florida Folk Arts.
It worked. Since then, I have sold almost a dozen large paintings. I had a six week window showing of six of my pieces with the Ormond Art Gallery and Museum. I had an eight week showing of one of my pieces at the Ormond Performing Arts Center which ends next week, when I have another going on display. to take its place.
And today, the latest issue of New Smyrna Beach Magazine came out and my painting, Tranquility, is on the cover.
Creating an abstract is a little like the premise for the tv show, Seinfeld. It’s apainting about…nothing. But both Seinfeld and an abstract painting stirs up emotions ranging from humor to love to heartache.
This piece evokes, “Tranquility”. It’s calm and peaceful and it will complement just about any decor, without overwhelming it.
Get, “Tranquility”. You deserve it. Purchase, “Tranquility” and now as an added bonus, you get a signed copy of the Magazine. Get them both for $225+$25 shipping. Use the contact form above if you have questions or to purchase.
If you are looking for original art for your home or office, this is the show you don’t want to miss! If you are here for the races, please stop by and soak up some of the local culture. More than a dozen artists will be exhibiting their wares and you can watch as several make their creations there. If you’ve not been to Ponce Inlet for a while, make a day of it! Visit the Lighthouse, have lunch at one of the wonderful restaurants and be sure to visit the best all fine arts show around. If you decide to purchase anything at my booth, mention you saw it on my website for an additional 10 percent discount.
This will be my last painting for a few weeks while I get ready for upcoming shows. I had fun making, “Sailboards X 4”. It’s really an interesting piece. There is a raised surface on the sailboards, giving it a 3D appearance. “Sailboards X 4” is probably a tentative title – I sometimes sleep on it and come up with something a little more catchy. You never know.
“Sailboats X4 is an 11×14 acrylic on canvas, framed.
Please use the contact form above if interested or for more information.
To date, it’s a pretty good year for me and my work.
This is the Annual Members Exhibit at the Art League of Daytona Beach. If you want to stroll through a gallery with some fabulous local art, stop by. Admission i free and they are open seven days, 9-5. Can you guess which one is mine? LOL!
Did you guess correctly? “Land of the Golden Sun” is a 20×20 acrylic on canvas, bathed in resin and set in a golden frame.
The Art League is located at, 433 South Palmetto Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. It’s open seven days, from 9-4.
My first showing in conjunction with the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens is up and running. “Pop Up Exhibit at 9 West Granada” is up through February 21. Six of my pieces are featured and I am honored to be there. The beauty of this is that you can view it whether you are walking by or driving by during the day or at night. I hope you will take a look! It’s located next to 5th 3rd Bank on Granada, just west of Beach Street in Ormond