Dupree Gallery Representation

I am honored that James Dupree has invited me into his gallery and will be representing my work.

The work that James Dupree has produced over the last 50 years defies comprehension. He is a true Art Master. His catalog of 35 series of works is so broad and deep, one is amazed when trying to comprehend how anyone could accomplish what he has. Not to mention that he did this in addition to his time spent as a gallery owner, educator and activist.

He has reinvented himself time and again with fierce passion and glorifies every surface he has worked on each time creating something unique, artistically profound and utterly captivating. If there is a common theme that runs through all of his work and accomplishments, it is that they are all remarkable.


Bringing ‘HORIZONS’ To Life


Interesting spaces are always more intriguing when they display a work of art.  It makes the surroundings more vibrant, stretches the visual dimensions, deepens the ambiance, and treats the eye and the imagination to something to explore.

Art becomes another space within a space which can be grand and expansive, petite and inviting, calm or striking.  One thing is certain, it always invites engagement.

In creating a transformation of her central living space, Ingrid was looking for something that would complete her vision of her elegantly furnished Living Room that would further invigorate the sophisticated space. This stylish room feels expansive with a large, beautiful picture window encompassing a bright, northern exposure.  There is a wooded view with tall trees and a gentle hill rolling down into a trickling brook.  The sun shines brightly through the wide windows bringing to life the luscious mauve colored walls which shroud the space.

We sat together and chatted about the surroundings, influences, family, and the lives they’d built in this wonderful home, all the while soaking in her unique personal taste.  It was a wonderful experience learning about her interests and contemplating notions of a work of art that could become an integral part of their home and lifestyle.

To make this the perfect space, a piece of art would reflect nature’s forms and patterns, evoke positive energy, be vivacious yet tempered, have a color palette that would excite with vigor, yet calm with ease, and would exude a sense of peace.  A tall order!

After reviewing preliminary sketches, we quickly came to select the design which now occupies the space.  Upon further discussion, it was clear that she liked other JNFA pieces she had seen, however this new piece would be an unknown.  Would it work in the space?  Would the shape and colors overwhelm the room?  Was there a way to envision the final result before starting out down that road?

When it comes to your living space, no one likes unpleasant surprises.  A mock-up was in order.

To create the effect, Step 1 starts with the selected design sketch.

HORIZONS Design Sketch

Step 2 – Through some Photoshop wizardry, a facsimile of what the piece would look like in the space is shown (images shown are a mockup, not final).

HORIZONS In-room Mockup

Everything is looking on point, so away we go.  It is time to create the art in the ‘Tree-Studio’.  Once the painting is complete, it then gets mounted to the adorning woodwork.  The final piece consists of 3 custom designed and built stretchers, painted in oil paint, on stretched canvas.  The woodwork is designed in collaboration with, and created by, Robert Post.

Here we see the art presented in the room.  It appears as though it has lofted in through the windows.  The elegant 3 painted panels hovering, feel as if they are in motion, like clouds that have drifted in from the sky.  They are offset by a sweeping avian form that is taking the whole piece into flight, it’s graceful limbs afloat as a bird’s wing, or a leaf in the breeze of a tree.  The juxtaposition of a bird’s body hosting the lofty clouds in it’s embrace defies our sense of scale revealing echoed patterns in nature.  Birds are sky, clouds float among them.

The final impression is one of excitement and peace, brilliant, intense color that satisfies the environment in that it piques engagement, yet does not overwhelm.  While in the room, your eyes drift from the artful, natural piece in front of you to the beauty of nature outside the large brightly lit windows across, creating a surrounding continuum of natural beauty.

“HORIZONS is peace in a not so peaceful world. It is very calming. The way the brilliant color palette is balanced gives me a sense of restfulness and relaxation. The room with HORIZONS is now my favorite room in the house. I love it more and more each time I look at it. It’s a masterpiece.” – Ingrid, art collector of HORIZONS

JNFA Art at Auction

JNFA Art at auction


I am happy to share that my latest artwork, WHAT FLOWER, is available via the Charlestown Playhouse auction.

Your bidding will support the Charlestown Playhouse, a cooperative non-profit preschool and kindergarten in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. All event proceeds will be used to maintain the building and grounds and to enrich their program. The school’s mission centers on learning through play, developing the social and emotional needs of each child and functioning as a cooperative to achieve these goals.

Happy Bidding!


All my best,



‘Soul of a Tree’ Art Opening and Exhibition

Soul of a Tree

I’m particularly excited about this exhibition at the D&R Greenway Land Trust.  The gallery space is unique and unlike any I’ve shown in before.  It has a very natural feel to its all wood surroundings, set in a new a New Jersey forest.  It feels like an extension of the TreeStudio.

There are a wide variety of artworks in the show, recent and past, grandiose and bijou.

The opening is Mar 16, 5:30-7:30pm, I hope to see you there!

Gallery hours are weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm, except for holidays. Please call 609.924.4646 ahead of time to ensure that art exhibitions are viewable in all rooms.

35% of your art purchase is a charitable donation in support of land preservation.

Many thanks to Diana Moore, the show curator who is exceptionally devoted to putting on amazing art exhibits.

Special thank you to Debbie Fanslow who connected me with D&R Greenway.

NYC Exhibition- Sep 17, 2017

What a great event!  Wonderful company, good friends, lots of interesting conversation, delicious food, and it was a beautiful day.  All made for a very entertaining exhibition.

I want to thank everyone who came to the show.  The rooms were filled with warmth, enthusiasm and joy.  It was a wonderful afternoon and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.

Many thanks to my dear friends who have supported me over the years and are at my events, they inspire me beyond words.  I was very excited to meet, talk with, and share my work with so many new friends!

Special thanks to Michael and Susannah for making this show a reality.  Incredible hosts, from the inspired suggestion to have the show, to creating a beautiful and perfect event.  My worked has never looked better than it did in their home, they have exquisite taste and caring attention to every detail.  I am grateful beyond words.

Many thanks to Joseph, my loving brother, who dropped everything to come in and setup the show and who is always everything I need.  He is the the absolute best.

EXHIBIT: Spectrum Miami

Come see me at Spectrum Miami!  (Nov 30-Dec 4)

I’ll be in Booth 308.

I will be having special ‘Meet the Artist‘ sessions where I will get behind the scenes.  Dec 1, 5pm; Dec 4, 1:30pm

Register for unlimited passes online and get in free.

  • GUEST PASS: Click Here (Grants Access to Show Days December 1st–4th)
  • COLLECTOR PASS: Click Here (Grants Access to Opening Preview Party – November 30, 6pm–10pm, and all Show Days)

Spectrum Booth 308

Artexpo NYC, April 14-17, 2016

Attend for FREE!

Artexpo New York, April 14-17, 2016 is almost here!  I look forward to having you attend as a guest of JNFA.

This year, I will be featuring ALL NEW WORK!

You’ll see paintings with canvas stretched around organic shapes that have parabolic surfaces.  The paintings are mounted on gorgeous sculptural complements, created by Robert Post, that are handcrafted from exotic, beautiful woods.

Experience for the first time, extensive coverage of the Treehouse Studio!

  • Watch the just filmed ‘artist at work’ video with mind-blowing, never before seen views of this unique creation space. This amazing video was shot on location and produced by the experts at Crumlic Media
  • Enjoy the large feature wall with beautiful photos of the many personalities of the Treehouse Studio

You’ll find all this at BOOTH #A to the left of the main entrance area.  I look forward to seeing you there!

2016 Booth Map v2

Here are your free passes for the event!

Trades/Businesses click me for FREE VIP passes!

Friends/Family click me for FREE VIP Passes!

To use the link, enter your number of passes, and click ‘Register’, do NOT click ‘Apply’.  Follow the remaining steps to print your passes or have them emailed to you.

If you prefer, I will be happy to generate and email your passes to you.  Leaving sufficient time (I will be largely unavailable within a few days of the show), send me a message (please include your address and zip for the ticket registration) and let me know the number of passes you need.

Event Details

Artexpo NYC, April 14-17, 2016 in NYC at Pier 94 (Click me for directions).

You are welcome to attend the ‘VIP Opening Night Preview Party’ on the evening of the 14th!

Take me to Artexpo New York

Artexpo New York logo

Art Expo 2015 in NYC

I am excited to announce that I will be exhibiting at Art Expo 2015 in NYC at Pier 94 (see the artexpo site for directions), the show runs April 23-26, 2015.  April 23 during the day is for Trades, April 24, 25, 26 open to all.  You are welcome to the ‘VIP Opening Night Preview Party’ on the evening of the 23rd with your free Guest Pass ($20 value each)!


Click this link to print free Guest Passes.  To use, enter Quantity and click Register, do not click Apply.


I will be at booth S318 off the SOLO cafe where I will be showing recent major paintings and drawings.
I look forward to seeing you there! 

It promises to be a great venue with much to offer across the art community. There are established gallery offerings in the main art exhibit, new artists showcasing in the SOLO exhibit and framing in the DECOR exhibit.  Let’s hope for some great weather as its a great area to catch some dinner and riverside sights after the show.

Click here to learn more about artexpo…








Look for ‘Sentinels’ in the Show Guide and on page 85 of Art Business magazine!