Artist Statement, Shows & Awards

CURRENT

I have recently been accepted into the curated artist registry of CTARTLIST.com for Connecticut artists.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Welcome to my art! I have been making oil paintings and deep relief collage paintings for over forty years. I am an entirely self-taught artist and have won a couple competitions and had a few solo shows, so my credentials are good. I have a strong belief in my vision of a type of raw and rough art, but just as in untamed nature the raw and rough, upon close observation, is also delicate, soothing and healing. So, I don’t want to manipulate the work too much. I construct arenas and conditions for the colors and materials to attain their original identities, to present their properties freely and combine in unplanned and joyous ways. This is direct painting, and a direct expression from within me to within you. Please contact me with any comments or questions.

MAJOR SHOWS

Momenta Art, Philadelphia, 1989

Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, 1991

Shahinian Fine Art, Poughkeepsie,
  NY, 2004

The Flow of Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT,
  2007

Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck, NY, 2014

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, 1977

Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, 1986

The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, 1989

The Flow of Art Gallery, Norwalk,
  CT, 2008

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition,
  juried Recycle exhibition, 2015

Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton,
  NY, 2015

AWARDS FROM JURIED COMPETITIONS

97th Annual Juried Exhibition, Greenwich  Art Society, Dagny Hultgreen Griswold cash award for painting - "Mirage," 2014

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East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY,

3rd Annual National Juried Art Competition - Best in Show, "Juju," 2014, cash award and artist-in-residence award.

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SELECTIONS IN JURIED COMPETITIONS

SPECTRUM Exhibition, New Canaan Society for the Arts - “Wired,” 2018

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Flinn Gallery Juried Exhibition, Greenwich Art Society - “Forgotten Dreams,” 2016

98th Annual Juried Exhibition, Greenwich Art Society - “Rough Sketch,” 2015

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