Allegory of Spring

There is a mad enchantment that possesses the heart and mind when confronted by the possibilities glimpsed through visions of beauty and love.
“Allegory of Spring” is the first of the paintings for my upcoming solo exhibition “Mad Enchantment” at Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe. The opening reception is on September 15, from 5-7 pm and runs thru the 21st.
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“Allegory of Spring” 24×20 inches, oil on panel
The Spring 

by Thomas Carew

Now that the winter’s gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
The drowsy cuckoo, and the humble-bee.
Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring
In triumph to the world the youthful Spring.
The valleys, hills, and woods in rich array
Welcome the coming of the long’d-for May.
Now all things smile, only my love doth lour;
Nor hath the scalding noonday sun the power
To melt that marble ice, which still doth hold
Her heart congeal’d, and makes her pity cold.
The ox, which lately did for shelter fly
Into the stall, doth now securely lie
In open fields; and love no more is made
By the fireside, but in the cooler shade
Amyntas now doth with his Chloris sleep
Under a sycamore, and all things keep
Time with the season; only she doth carry
June in her eyes, in her heart January.
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“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

Two small works inspired by Shakespeare, summer, lasting love and ephemeral beauty… now available at the Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe.

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“Hand with W.S.’s Sonnet 18”
7×5 inches, oil on panel

Sonnet 18 

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

~ By William Shakespeare

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“The Birds and The Bees”
7 x 5 inches, oil on panel

September Solo Show: “Flora and Fauna”

I am very happy to announce my upcoming show “Flora and Fauna” at Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe running from September 16 thru September 22. It is the only show I am doing this year and the first works are now available at the gallery.

As the show title “Flora and Fauna” suggests, the works will be celebrating images from the botanical, zoological and ornithological worlds. Stay tuned for more paintings posted as they become available.

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“The Songbird” 8 x 6 inches, oil on panel

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“Hand with Roses and Lover’s Eye” 7.75 x 5.75 inches, oil on panel

The Sublime Vignette… new works

Happy Holidays! I would like to thank everyone for a truly blessed year. It is only a couple of days before my winter show opening for “The Sublime Vignette” at the Meyer Gallery in Park City. I hope you can join us for the reception on Friday, December 26, 6-9 pm. Here are the final pieces for the show. Complete show preview here.

Girl with Pearls, Sea Shells and Coral
“Girl with Pearls, Sea Shells and Coral” 24×20 inches, oil on canvas over panel
The Naturalist
“The Naturalist” 24×20 inches, oil on canvas over panel SOLD
Beatrice
“Beatrice” 8×6 inches, oil on panel
Hand with Lover's Eye
“Hand with Lover’s Eye” 7×5 oil on panel SOLD

Solo Show: The Sublime Vignette

I am pleased to announce my upcoming solo exhibition “The Sublime Vignette” at the Meyer Gallery in Park City, Utah. Please join us for the opening reception on December 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. I so look forward to celebrating and meeting with you.

p.s. Apologies in advance for an incomplete preview. I am still painting (to the last minute as has become my habit). However I will announce the completed preview when it becomes available. Thank you so much for your patience.