Entries in paintings (18)

Solo show, Diary. Recent paintings.

Final Painting of the Old Order, 2017. Acyrlic on canvas, 30 by 30 inches.

I will be having my largest solo show to date at Marketview Arts (https://www.ycp.edu/about-us/offices-and-departments/center-for-community-engagement/marketview-arts/) at York College in York, PA. The show will be up from March 28 to May 6. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, May 5.

The show is almost a mini retrospective of my work from 2014 to now. I have never had a show with this many paintings or that represented so many years of work. I'm excited to see how it plays together. I am calling the show Diary because my work tends to be just that, my diary. My life bleeds into my work in coded form.

There will be a catalog for the show with an essay by artist Amy Boone-McCreesh. More information on Amy can be found here: http://www.amyboonemccreesh.com/.

Day of Patriotic Devotion, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 36 by 36 inches.

#lonianderon, 2014. Acrylic on panel. 30 by 30 inches.

7th Annual Art for AIDS, Artspace, Hartford, CT

Enjoy an evening of art, music, food, wine and fun!

Special Features:

  • Art Grab - Each guest takes home an original 12" x 12" canvas
  • Art Show/Sale - 80% of sales go to the artist, 20% to ACT
  • Guest Emcees - Laree Salmon and Teresa Pelham
  • Music provided by DJ Derek Warren of Shag Frenzy
  • Delicious appetizers & desserts provided by local restaurants
  • Complimentary beverages courtesy of Harvest Wine & Spirits

For More Info:

Wendy Shea Graveley
860-247-2437 x320


Limited Means, a solo show at the Gallery at Three Rivers Community College

detail of #richardsimmons, 2014. acrylic on panel. 24 by 24 inches

I called this show Limited Means for two reasons, first, I work with a limited palette, typically no more than two or three colors per painting as well as a limited array of shapes. I'm interested in getting maximum impact with the simplest elements. The repeated elements are changed by context rather than variation.

Second, making art is expensive and I decided to stop buying paint and work with what I had on hand. I assembled all the paint I could find in the studio. At first I had my full usual palette along with some odd metallics and some air-brush paint. I spent the following 6-7 months working exclusively with these colors. At first it was easy but quickly things began to run out. My challenge was to make due with what was left. It forced me to make decisions that I wouldn't normally make such as odd, sometimes uncomfortable color combinations. My only concession was replacing white after it ran out, I found that was the one thing I couldn't work without. Beyond that it was liberating.

The show will be on view from January 23 to March 13, 2015 at the Gallery at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT (http://www.threerivers.edu/Div_academics/Gallery/theGallery.shtml).  I will be giving an artist talk on Monday, February 2 at 9:30am and there will be an opening reception on Tuesday, February 3 from 6-7:30pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 7pm.

Art for AIDS 2014, Saturday, May 31 at Artspace, Hartford, CT. 

On Saturday, May 31, 2014 AIDS Connecticut (ACT) will host its annual Art for AIDS fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit ACT and The Richard B. Fried Fund for AIDS Connecticut, a permanent endowment administered by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Ticket prices range from $50 - $500 and include complimentary food, beverages, an art show and each ticket holder will take home an original piece of art designed by a local artist!

Detailed ticket information will be available soon on our website - Tickets will go on sale starting on April 25. Stay tuned for a preview of some of the fabulous art - It's an amazing event!

Sponsors include: Metayer Bonding Associates, Peel Liquor, GStream, The Uncommon Cupcake, Bear's BBQ, Barefoot Bubbly and La Petite France Bakery Cafe.

Matthew Best: Paintings, solo exhibition at EBK Gallery, Hartford, CT

#burtreynolds, 2014. 24 by 36 inches. acrylic on panel.


My first solo show of 2014 will be up for two weeks (March 24- April 5) at Hartford's newest art gallery, EBK Gallery (http://ebkgallery.com/). The show will include some recent work that I haven't shown before as well as the 50 Cent Box. It will be the first time the 50 Cent Box has been exhibited in Connecticut outside of my studio.

There will be a closing reception on Saturday, April 5 from 6-8:30pm. Gallery hours are by request but the show can easily be seen from the street on off hours.


#lonianderson, 2014. 24 by 24 inches. acrylic on panel.