When Duane Paluska called to ask if I would like to show my painting "Donnie's Ripen Rite" in an upcoming show at Icon Gallery in Brunswick ME, I said thank you but wanted to think about it. A few hours later I called back to say yes, absolutely, let's do it. My hesitation had to do with the fact that I have not painted since 2010 and am thoroughly immersed in sculpture right now. Anyway, I'm glad Duane called...here is a link to a very thoughtful and insightful review by Dan Kany:

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/02/gather-iv-showcases-a-strong-lineup-in-abstraction

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This is a new piece I'm nearly finished with. In this work I added a concave curve, albeit a small, gentle one. In other news, I am very pleased to say that I have been offered a solo show at the University of Maine Museum of Art in May 2018. Very much looking forward to it. 

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Come one come all! The opening for 3 Galleries. 8 Walls. is this Thursday July 14, 6-8PM at Corey Daniels Gallery in Wells, ME. Looks to be a fantastic show of many of the gallery artists, assembled and installed via the exceptional eye of Corey and Co.

Photo credit: Corey Daniels

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This is a new wall work I just delivered to Corey Daniels Gallery in Wells, ME. I've titled it Square Rigger. I keep seeing a sailboat shape when I look at it, hence the title.

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The underside of my latest wall work. Very pleased with how it turned out. On to the next one...

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My latest, still to be finished, probably will do a simple clear coat which will darker and warm the piece. This is my first sculpture to use more than one type of wood in a single piece. By introducing the walnut to the oak which I normally use, I now have some geometry or additional shapes within the overall form. I'm liking this new thread in addition to my recent concentration on constructing wall works.

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Recently completed, this is a new finish for me. I felt the shape needed a little more content, so I added this painted finish. Pleased with it...titled "Sweet Tooth"

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Finally, I took a pic of this piece from 2015, and re-titled it "Here Now". I love this piece and think a low plinth would help to define it and the space surrounding it.

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