After cruising around the Southwest (taking lots of pictures of vintage motel signs for future paintings!), we've landed in Southern California. When I collected my waiting mail, I had a surprise waiting--my watercolor and ink painting, Parque Mexico, won an honorable mention in the national juried AZ Aqueous Show! What an awesome welcome back to California.
I'm excited to announce that one of my Mexico City paintings was chosen for BWAC's juried show Color, opening Saturday, July 22 and running through August 14. I also have a painting in the affordable art auction. Spend a summer day in Red Hook and check out this colorful show, which hangs in one of Red Hook's iconic Civil War era warehouses. It's a cool place to spend a hot summer day. And if you don't find yourself in this unique neighborhood very often, make it a day and grab some lunch and a beer. Some of my favorites are:
Fort Defiance 365 Van Brunt St.
Sunny's Bar 253 Conover St.
Baked 359 Van Brunt St.
The famous Red Hook food vendors at the Red Hook Recreation Fields, 160 Bay St.
I'm so excited to be showing 16 of my Coney Island and Mermaid Parade watercolors at Steeplechase Coffee in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.
For fifteen years I've photographed and sketched down at Coney Island, always returning to its vibrant visual landscape for inspiration. “How Sweet It Is” is a collection of watercolors inspired by the candy colors of Coney Island concessions and summer mermaids. The Jackie Gleason catchphrase no longer graces the entrance to the Cyclone roller coaster but perfectly captures the nostalgic, joyful, bittersweet, sugar rush of life down at ever-changing Coney Island.
Stay tuned for even more Coney drawings...this year's season has just begun and I'm heading down with my sketchbook tomorrow! In the meantime, enjoy some photos of the show's opening and thank you to my wonderful friends and family for all the support and encouragement.