I was delighted to see the story in the Las Cruces Bulletin that appeared in their May 22nd edition. Check it out or better still come by our growing gallery in Las Cruces!
I thought about doing some sidewalk chalk art during this pandemic and social distancing. I even bought some chalk! Unfortunately, there is no sidewalk in front of our house. There is a wall but it is made of rock and the chalk kept breaking (not really!). I decided to create a "neighborhood gallery" , painting on some plywood using some leftover house paint I used this past winter. I set up an old easel under a tree out in front and painted various images--a couple of my own originals plus several from my favorite impressionists--Van Gogh and Monet. The neighbors helped select which paintings to do next and seem to enjoy my efforts. Hope you do as well. Stay safe and stay well. Cheers!
I was scheduled to do an art show together with renown watercolorist, Phil Yost, at the Dona Ana Cultural Center in Old Mesilla, New Mexico. It was gong to be during the entire month of April. We were planning a fantastic reception on Saturday April 11th with music, food and great friends. It would have been a wonderful time and I was looking forward to seeing many of you from our Southern New Mexio region and connecting via social network with those who could not be there. Unfortunately, Mother Nature and a global pandemic intervened and we have cancelled the show until next year. Here is a video of the images of my paintings I was planning to show. I hope you enjoy!
I had fun participating in the "For the Love of Art" studio tours, which took place throughout the month of February. My studio at was open the weekend of Feb 8-9 and was able to show some original pieces of art as well as giclee prints, cards and more. Other local artists also showed throughout the Las Cruces area. More again next year.
Had fun painting "window" art as part of the Las Cruces "Ventanas Vivas" art contest. I joined several artists in putting up art on windows of selected businesses to promote the holiday season and art in our community. Come check it out on Main St., Las Cruces, NM.. Art will be there for the month of December when it will be washed away!
I am very pleased that my recent painting, "Tweenty Two Stars Over El Paso" was accepted in Ardovinos's Desert Crossing juried art show, "Celebration of our Mountains". The acrylic painting in memory of the 22 victims of the El Paso mass shootings can be seen along with many other excellent examples of our region's local artists throughout the coming year. The painting along with the others in the show will continue to be shown at Ardovino's for the next 12 months
I am very pleased that my painting, "New Patriot" (Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20") was awarded first place at the El Paso Art Association show, American Expression. Drop by and check it out and many other beautiful pieces of art by all of our local and talented artists. (See Upcoming Events below)
Check out the El Paso Scene July Issue (www.epscene.com) where several of my paintings are featured. Delighted to be their artist of the month!
Paul has a number of his paintings on view in and around El Paso, TX. They include:
-Also in Las Cruces:
Holly Day House
Two-day show of Artists of Picacho Hills in Las Cruces date and place still pending for this year in early November Friday and Saturday, Artistic creations including paintings, sculptures, weaving s, photos and jewelery. Great for holiday shopping! Stay tuned!
A recent video of my art...Check it out
The making of a painting