A Rose in the Tropics
Through the efforts of longtime family friend Carleton Varney, my work – most notably “The Dorothy Draper Rose I and II” was once again featured in the Museum Shop of a major traveling exhibition about the life and work of famed interior designer Dorothy Draper, the third such exhibit in as many years, this time at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art in the Spring and Summer of 2008.
In the Summer and Fall of 2008, Partridge Fine Art in London also held an exhibit highlighting the Dorothy Draper style, of which my work was also a part.
For the fourth year, my donation of artwork assisted Lexington’s Living Arts and Science Center in continuing their educational programs. This year’s art auction event was held at Big Ass Fans in Lexington, so named for their massive size (they’re used in factories and at outdoor social events). To clarify their intentions, their mascot is a properly proportioned donkey.
Another worthy charity which Cheryll and I both support with artwork donations is the Woodford County Humane Society, which involves creating work derived from images of various horse farms in the area (a different farm is the sponsor every two years – 2008 was the second year for Gainsborough Farm). Inspired by the concept of creating a unique piece of work for a specific purpose, I’m now offering custom artwork as unique or limited edition prints (hypertext link to details on the website) for individuals or corporate clients.
Current and Upcoming Events
As co-chair of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Exhibitions Committee, I’ve been involved in establishing future shows at the Audubon Museum in Henderson, Kentucky; The Janice Mason Museum in Cadiz, Kentucky; and Artsplace, LexArts’ venue in downtown Lexington. I will also be mounting my second solo exhibition at Clark Art and Antiques in historic downtown Lexington in April of 2009 – limited edition prints and large framed pieces are for sale year round; a solo show at Broad Run Vineyards, outside Louisville, will take place in December. My work is now on display, represented by Begley Art Source, in the corporate galleries of Evansville Museum of Art.