A New Look for a New Year!

It has been brought to my attention lately that my website was a little out of date.  Many of the pieces in my online gallery where no longer available and much of my new work was not represented.  One of the tasks that I have taken on in this new year was to get it updated.  I have uploaded several new images and removed all of those sold pieces. While I was doing all of this work, I decided that it would also be a great time to give it a bit of a face lift.  Check out my home page and my portfolio page to see the changes and take a look at my newest work.  I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Register for a workshop in January

Register for a painting workshop in January

This workshop consists of a series of four evening classes (Wednesday night workshops January 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. 6pm – 8pm). In this hands-on workshop you will explore many palette knife techniques using heavy body acrylic paint. This technique forces you to abstract some of the details in your paintings which leads to paintings that come alive with energy. Because the workshop is limited to 4 participants, it is a great opportunity for all skill levels.

Art Walk in Durham this Weekend

Maritime Path Painting

This weekend I will be participating in the Holiday Market Art Walk in downtown Durham. I will be exhibiting my paintings at the Durham Arts Council,  in the GTE Fiber Studio at 120 Morris Street, Durham NC 27701. The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market hours are Saturday, November 18 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, November 19 from 1pm-5pm.

The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a festive fine arts and crafts event that celebrates the holiday season in downtown Durham!

The Holiday Market invites art lovers for a weekend full of art and sunshine including: dazzling examples of local artistic talent, ongoing live music, world-class restaurants, great shopping, innovative new businesses and fascinating historic sites.


Here’s another fun Event that is happening this weekend…

I am participating in an exhibit of works by the Triangle Visual Artists. Come on out for refreshments and a chat with our artists as you view the variety of work on display by Triangle Visual Artists — at THE FRONTIER IN RTP.  WHEN: Reception on November 17th.  5 – 7 PM. WHERE: 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


Register for a workshop in December

I have had many requests lately to schedule another workshop, so I recently posted a survey and the results say that December 2nd would be a good date for the Introduction to Palette Knife Painting class.  I have scheduled the class, and you can register now here. This class is from 10am – 3pm on Saturday and is a lot of fun.  All of the materials are provided, and during the day, you will work on creating 3 small paintings (5″x7″). In the morning we will  talk about the importance of an under-painting and the basics of color mixing as you create 3 small under-paintings.  After lunch you will learn how to turn these under-paintings into tiny pieces of art. You will learn basic knife techniques as well as some fundamental composition concepts. Wear paint clothes, bring a bag lunch, and get ready to have lots of fun painting with a palette knife.

Palette Knife Painting Workshop

Are you interested in taking a workshop?

If I have enough interest, I’m thinking about scheduling some workshops this winter. I’m thinking that I might schedule an Intro to Palette Knife Painting in December and then my ‘Playing with Knives’ open studio type workshop in January or February. If you are interested, please complete this survey to help me schedule dates that will work for the most people.  Thanks for you interest!

Interested in taking a workshop? Please complete this Survey.

September Exhibits

Centerfest this weekend in downtown Durham!

Fall is one of my favorite times of year, and typically one of my busiest.  I’ve been busy painting out in my studio, and I also have several exhibits and art shows coming up. I am once again participating in the Centerfest art festival, which is this weekend (September 16th and 17th) in downtown Durham. I’ll be in booth B13 on Chapel Hill Street.  It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend, hope to see you there!

Exhibit at Duke Hospital September and October.

Duke Exhibit Map

I was fortunate enough to be one of the artists selected to exhibit a solo show at Duke Hospital this year.  The exhibit will hang until the end of October.  It’s a wonderful space in Concourse between Duke Hospital and Duke Medical Pavilion.


Art Auction and Gala

On the Water: Acrylic on Canvas

I am excited to invite everyone to the Silent Art Auction and Gala event in Cary, NC Friday June 9th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. The Auction features plein air paintings that were created by numerous artists during the ‘Paint the Town’ event in Cary on May 6th. This was my first plein air event, and I chose to paint at Bond Park where there were numerous wooded and water scenes to chose from.

Painting in the outdoors definitely comes with some challenges, and this was a great learning experience for me.  It turned out to be a fairly cold day for May, which was both good and bad.  On one hand, hot weather is tough on acrylic paint and can make it dry up and get sticky and hard to work with, so I was pleased to see the cooler temperatures in the forecast.  On the other hand, it was very windy and ended up being a lot colder then I had anticipated (especially on the water).  I was pretty chilled by the time that I finished up for the day.

All paintings needed to be completed entirely during that day, so this was a break from my normal process of working on each piece over several days.  I was able to complete two paintings during the event which will be available on the silent auction.  One piece (Bond Park Path) features a path through the woods, and the other is a scene from the lake (On the Water).

Friday, June 9, 2017 | 6-8:30 p.m.
6-8:15 p.m. Silent Art Auction
7-8:30 p.m. Gala with live music, dancing and refreshments
8:30 p.m. Juried Awards
Free and open to the public

Address: 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511

Mark your calendar for the grand finale of the en plein air Paint the Town event: the Silent Auction & Gala at the Cary Arts Center.

Cast a ballot for your favorite painting for the People’s Choice Award. If you find a painting that you would like to take home, you may participate in the silent auction from 7-8:15 p.m. View the paintings.

Enjoy live music and dancing at the Gala from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. The cash bar is optional.

First and second place, and the People’s Choice award, as well as the silent auction bid winners will be announced at the end of the Gala.  View the invitation.

Two Exhibits in Hillsborough

I am excited to have my work in two exhibits in Hillsborough for the Last Friday on May 28th. I have three paintings hanging at the Skylight Gallery which is located on the second floor at 102 West King Street Hillsborough, NC 27278. One of the paintings shown at the Skylight is the piece from the stop motion video that I created last year with the help of my very talented son Miles Neuvirth.  I also have a few pieces hanging in the Gallery space at the Chamber of Commerce (Located behind the Hillsborough Gallery) at 121 N. Churton Street Suite 1C Hillsborough, NC 27278. The Chamber of Commerce gallery space is a permanent display space for Triangle Visual Artists and rotates new art in every month.

Hillsborough hosts a downtown art walk on the last Friday of every month. Several businesses and galleries in the downtown area feature new artists each month. From April through September, 6:30 to 9:30 pm on the last Friday of the month a free concert is featured on the old courthouse lawn alongside visual arts, dance, and literature. I’ll be dividing my time between the two locations, so come out and enjoy some art, wine, food, and music.  Be sure to stop into my two exhibits and check out my work.

palette knife painting

‘Maritime Path’ is on exhibit at the Skylight Gallery the May 28th art walk in Hillsborough. It is also featured in my stop motion video.

palette knife painting

‘Flowers in the Meadow’ is on exhibit at the Chamber of Commerce for the May 28th art walk in downtown Hillsborough.

Help me Chose Date(s) for a Spring Workshop

It’s been a while since I have scheduled a workshop, and I have had quite a few requests, so I am considering scheduling something in the next few weeks. If you are interested in taking a workshop this Spring, please fill out this quick survey so that I can which format and dates would work best.

When should I schedule a 'Playing with Knives' workshop this Spring?

Workshop and Silent Auction

I wanted to let everyone know about a silent auction event to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I have donated a palette knife painting workshop for 4 people (along with a small painting) as item for the silent auction. There are also many other cool items on the auction. If you are interested, tickets are 20 dollars and can be purchased here. There will be 20 plus silent auction items and raffles ticket prizes. It is  3/19 from 3:00 to 6:00. Take a look at the flyer. Come out and support the team and the LLS. Please feel free to forward this along to anyone that may be interested.

treescape painting

See Event flyer