Friday, June 27, 2014

"Strands of Light" Oil on Canvas

"Strands of Light" 10x20, Oil on Canvas
In July I will have the joy of getting to be a part of Summer Colors at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. I love this charity. I am working on having some smaller pieces for the auction. I will write more about it later but in the meantime I hope to get your thoughts stirred. Let's help some kids this year.
This is my first, "Strands of Light" 10x20. It will be available July 31st.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

"Sacrifice of Love" Art Talk by Dawn Waters Baker

I had the privilege of sharing the Art Talk this past Sunday with my home church, Arapaho Road Baptist Church. I can truthfully say that the Lord is gracious in His love as I prayed and prayed about the talk and He gave me strength to do it. I felt as if I were being held up the entire time (I know that probably sounds weird but it's true).

I just want to thank each one of you who prayed for me. God wants to use us all for sharing His grace and love. May we see days of grace spilled over our lives and those around us.

Here is the link if you would like to see it: Art Talk

Bless you my friends!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Diverse Works at Mary Tomas Gallery

"Diverse Works" a Group Show
at Mary Tomas Gallery
1110 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207
Reception: Saturday June 28th 6-9 p.m.
Regular Gallery Hours: M-F 10-5, Sat 12-4
I have 5 new pieces in the show based on the book of John. I would love to see you there.
DALLAS-June 3, 2014- DIVERSE WORKS is a group show featuring art work by Mary Tomas Gallery patron favorites. “At our Gallery, we strive to present artists who express their diversity through their personal backgrounds and the variety of techniques used to make their art works compelling”, says co- owner Mary Tomás.  An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Gallery located at 1110 Dragon Street, Dallas, Texas, 75207.  The reception is free and open to the public.  DIVERSE WORKS will run through Saturday, August 2, 2014.
“Group shows are a perfect way to see what a gallery has to offer patrons and fine art collectors,” says Mary Tomas. “This exhibition features local, regional, and nationally-known artists displaying a wide variety of styles and technique,” she continued.
Featured in DIVERSE WORKS: Painter and professor of art at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Chong Chu, paints in oils using imagery inspired by his Korean-American heritage, folk art and his spiritual beliefs. Santa Fe artist Ernst Gruler uses his knowledge of architecture, furniture making and unusual mixes of paint with gold leaf to his mixed media works on wood panels that call the viewer into discovery. North Carolina artist Kenn Kotara uses the Braille system of language to communicate his ideas of layered paint, language and geometry. Each work has several layers of meaning and highlights in hand-punched Braille dots, which feature passages from an important poem or book.  Dallas based printmaker and painter Cecilia Thurman uses the fine art of printmaking and mixed media to create works that feel fresh, yet historic or archeological at the same time. Dallas painter and Gallery co-owner Mary Tomás works in oils to create calming, ethereal and atmospheric images with hints of landscape and natural elements. North Texas painter Dawn Waters Baker explores her spiritual beliefs and connection to nature through oil paintings that evoke both tenderness and the unknown. Santa Fe artist Blair Vaughn-Gruler uses mark making, linear drawing and geometry in her paintings that beg the viewer to consider the oppositional forces of the two mediums and their interaction. Eric Gioia, sculptor and neurosurgeon, hammers and molds his ideas using exotic woods and metals that appear both feminine and masculine at the same time.
For further information on DIVERSE WORKS, please call (214) 727-5101 or visit

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Soft Woodlands" 8x8, Oil on Gessobord

"Soft Woodlands" 8x8, Oil on Gessobord
I'm working on getting the right colorings for the ideas I have in my mind before I try to paint them. I liked the way the light was so soft in this piece. One of the things that delights me in a "wondrous" way is walking through woods. I feel like I could get lost in them.