Entries in paintings (20)

Art for AIDS benefit, Artspace, Hartfort, CT


Untitled, 2018. 12 by 12 inches, oil on canvas. 

Untitled, 2018. 12 by 12 inches, oil on canvas. 

AIDS Connecticut (ACT) is pleased to invite you to the 9th Annual Art for AIDS fundraiser. Proceeds benefit ACT with a portion going to The Richard B. Fried Fund for ACT, a permanent endowment administered by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The event will be held on Saturday, June 9, 7pm at ArtSpace, 555 Asylum Ave, Hartford, CT.

The evening will include an art show/sale and an exciting art grab emceed by Colin McEnroe and Carolyn Paine. Each guest will take home an original 12"x12" piece of art created by a local artist on a canvas donated by Jerry's Artarama. Prices are $60 for General Admission, $100 for VIP, $200 for Exclusive VIP, $300 for Winner's Circle-3rd Choice, $400 for Winner's Circle-2nd Choice, and $500 for Winner's Circle-1st Choice. All guests will enjoy musical entertainment by Axcénted DJ, delicious appetizers and desserts by local restaurants, and complimentary beverages by Harvest Wine & Spirits.

For more information about the event visit aids-ct.org.

Art Party of the Year at New Britain Museum of American Art 

I will have a painting on auction at the New Britain Museum of American Art during their 17th annual Spring Gala, Art Party of the Year event taking place on Saturday, May 6. Go to www.artpartyoftheyear.org to preview, pre-bid, or set your maximum bid via BidPal mobile bidding. More information about the event can be found here: http://www.nbmaa.org/event/the-art-party-of-the-year.

Queen Kitty Glitch, 2018. Oil on canvas.


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.