Thursday, February 12, 2009


I'm a bit overdue for a post, so here's some of the stuff I've been up to...

I'm excited to be part of the Jinxed 3rd Annual Alex Curtis Memorial Heart Show. The opening is this Friday, the 13th from 6-10 @ Jinxed, located at 620 S. 4th St. Philly. Below is my heart for the show, be sure to check it out if you're in the area.

Poppy Love
oil on wood.

I've been scheming for quite some time to create magnetic paintings. I came up with the idea a while back and thought it would be a really fun idea to make these paintings that were intended to be touched, something that is almost always forbidden. As a painter I guess I never seem to think my own work is too precious, I don't treat any of my paintings as delicate things (which maybe I need to work on). Anyway, with these magnetic paintings, the viewer is invited to lift the magnets, see what's underneath them and even rearrange them if they'd like. Also, the magnetic boards still work as a painting without the magnets, and the magnets are miniature paintings that will stick to your fridge :) or anything else magnetic.

For my first try at this I did interior spaces. They were really fun and I have a lot more ideas for magnets + paintings in the future.

Magnetic Bathroom painting all together:

10 x 13 in.
oil on wood - magnetic board.

Wallacavage Chandelier
3.5 x 2.5 in.
oil on wood - magnet

5 x 4 in.
oil on wood - magnet

Magnetic Living Room Painting all together:

Living Room
16 x 12 in.
oil on wood - magnetic board

5.25 x 4.25
oil on wood - magnet

5 x 6 in.
oil on wood - magnet

Framed Ship
4.25 x 3 in.
oil on wood - magnet

Magnets on a fridge.

I will be showing these magnetic paintings at Zuzu's of Beacon, in Beacon Ny. The show was put together by my friend Chris Whetzel who will also be showing work, as well as Doug LaRocca and Peter Wonsowski. The opening is this Saturday the 14th @ 7pm, 453 Main St. Beacon Ny

One last thing, in addition to my magnetic paintings, I had printed magnets of my chair painting made that I will be selling as well, they look like this: