Sunday, October 2, 2016

July, 2016

Fortune cookie prophecy, just weeks before my month long artist residency in Tuscany at the little slice of heaven that is Borgo Santo Pietro, located 40 min southwest of Siena.

Here I will share my first impressions of Borgo Santo Pietro...

Pure sensory overload.

The sent of lavender and honeysuckle overcomes my nose.
I breathe deep to savor such delicacy.

Rolling hills and ancient structures are guilded by
rays of the warm Tuscan sun. The long summer days
inspire many oil painted notations and over articulated
watercolors in an attempt to capture the light, color,
and atmosphere before me.

The gentle hummmmm of borgo's bees sounds steadily
as they work tirelessly for the sweetest honey to have
touched my lips

 the bold flavor and aroma of the morning espresso

 Doppio, per favore

I close my eyes now and take a deep breath, to let
the memory fill my nose, perk up my ears, touch
my lips, and inspire me to search for the essence
of my experience through the language of paint.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Plein Air in Tuscany

Artist in Residence July, 2016
Borgo Santo Pietro
Tuscany, Italy

This summer I had the amazing opportunity to work as an artist in residence in the Tuscan countryside. Stay tuned for photos and a first hand account of teaching and painting abroad, under the Tuscan sun.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Delphi Art Futures Residency

Check out the amazing oil paintings created by the Delphi Art Futures' students from SS Neumann Goretti HS. My residency focused on the "selfie" and appropriating famous artwork housed at the PMA.
Their work, "Appropriate YourSelfie" will be on view in the Education Cooridor of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the end of this month.

Visit my little painting, "and then there were three" if you're in the area.