I continue to be busy between a mix of art and soccer.  This past August, I took a class and became certified as a United States Soccer Federation class 8 referee and have been very busy, mostly weekends, working as a referee for U11 through U19 kids games all over Montgomery county.  Last weekend, for instance, I did eleven games at the Bethesda Soccer Tournament.  Whew!  Wore me out.  And it hasn’t left me much time to do art.  Now that the season has ended, I plan to get back to doing some new stuff.

The Kentlands Mansion show has been running nearly two months now and ends at the end of November.  The  reception for the Kentlands show was very disappointing.  I think it was poorly advertised and, as a result, had poor attendance.  My last time showing work there!  But some good news is that someone who saw the show has asked me to exhibit the same group of Creative Reaction paintings in the lobby of H Street Playhouse (http://www.hstreetplayhouse.com/), starting with their opening of the show Black Nativity on December 6th.  This will be my first venue in DC and hopefully someone there will see my stuff there and lead to more exposure.

Here are a few more of the Creative Reaction pieces from the exhibition.

2011, watercolor, 13.5" x 21"

2011, watercolor, 14″ x 21″


2011, watercolor, 12.5" x 18.5


2011, watercolor, 17.5″ x 12″





I’m planning to teach a number of new studio art classes (watercolor, drawing, and portraits) in 2012.  See my Classes web page for more information.  I’m also very excited about a new Art Analysis and Appreciation lecture class that I’m tentatively planning for in February 2012 (for Montgomery College at the Takoma Park campus).  When I know more about all of these classes, I’ll be sure to post information on my Classes web page.