2012 in Review

To start off, here is a recap of my artistic adventures in 2012. I was invited to hang 119  original paintings for public exhibition over the course of the year, 87  in four different  museums at the same time.   A one person exhibit at the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture in Delray Beach, FL  had 46 maritime / pirate paintings and twenty works featuring fantastic subjects.  Another 19 paintings are still on display at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI  through March 2014.  Also,  my painting originally commissioned by National Geographic Magazine, Taking The Whydah, remains on an 8 museum tour with the 15 th National Exhibition of  the American Society of Marine Artists , currently installed  at  the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA.  My fourth venue occurred at the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown PA, for the At the Edge, Art of the Fantastic Exhibition. This large group show collected fantastic works from the last 200 years including works by such revered artists as Howard Pyle, N.C.Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Alphonse Mucha, J.C. Leyendecker and Frank Frazetta.  My exhibited oil, Second Drowning,  was among the works selected to represent this important exhibition in both American Artist magazine ( (May 2012), and Art Connoisseur Magazine (July 2012).

Liberty Con (Chattanooga, TN), ChiCon 7 -the World SF Con in Chicago,  and DragonCon ( Atlanta, GA) convention art shows hosted displays this past year. The 33rd Annual International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport,  and the Atlas Fantasy House Gallery in Carmel, lN  both displayed my art in
2012 and are continuing to do so.  I believe something like one hundred and thirty of my original works were hanging at various locations during the year!

My oil painting, Golden Moment, completed in January of 2012 , became a finalist  in the Art Renewal Center’s 2011-2012 Salon Exhibition as one of 500 works selected from realist painters across the world.  And this painting was published in Spectrum 19.