The Bluegrass Painter Blog


"Passages" Panorama

A panorama view of my show "Passages", running two more weeks at Gilberti Fine Art.


Back to School 

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Mercersburg Academy where I spoke with students in visual arts classes.    

The school, located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania,  provides a great environment for students to pursue most art media, with well-equipped studios and a good selection of classes.  Art classes are held in Burgin Center for the Arts at the school.   There is some excellent work on display in the Center as well.   

The students were engaged and I really enjoyed interacting with them.  Thanks to hosting teacher Sydney Caretti and her students for welcoming me.  



Watercolor on Canvas Workshop at Gilbert Fine Art 

Join me for a two day watercolor on canvas workshop at Gilberti Fine Art Studio and Gallery in Coraopolis, PA on September 13 and 14th, from 10am - 3pm both days. 

Class Description:

Watercolor painting on canvas is exciting, liberating, rewarding, fun and yet challenging at the same time. During this 2 day workshop, we will recreate the excitement of that very first painting regardless of the experience level. Artists of all levels are led through the challenges with direction and exercises spawned from hands-on experience. While the workshop's primary focus is watercolor, students are encouraged to use multiple materials which might classify your finished work as "mixed media". Areas of activity include construction of a substrate, preparation of the surface, application techniques, painting design, mixing media, stretching the imagination, preserving the painting along with framing and hanging.

Join in on the fun to learn new ways to use watercolor!

Drinks and light refreshments will be served. Students should bring a brown-bag lunch.

The workshop is $125 and registration can be found here. 

"Moorings", shown above, is an example of putting watercolor to canvas. 


"Passages" at Gilberti Fine Art Studio and Gallery


Please join me for the opening reception of my exhibit "Passages" at Gilberti Fine Art Studio and Gallery in Coraopolis on Friday, September 14th from 6-8 pm. 

"Passages", as a show theme, is an opportunity for me to show the evolution of my journey through visual arts.   The show will feature new work along with selections of art that represent the different types of work I've created in the past.  

Through the years, I've enjoyed experimenting and challenging myself by adding different substances and substrates into my practice.  This show gives me an opportunity to share this progression.    

Hope to see you on September 14th.  


Open House at the Studio this Weekend 

Please stop by and visit my open studio during the Garrett County Arts Council's Art Tour Open House Weekend, coming up this Saturday and Sunday. 

The Studio is open Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th from 11 am to 4pm both days. 

For a full listing of all the artists participating in this event visit the Garrett County Arts Council's Website.