Ringoes NJ Farmhouse Landscspe art

There's this farmhouse in Ringoes NJ on Manners road, that every time I pass it, I think "this would make a great painting". I snapped a photo on my iPhone while my wife was driving, and although I didn't capture it how I wanted, I liked the sky & land of the photo. Here's some digital art based off my photo. #farm #ringoes #nj #art #landscape #digitalpainting #artist #njartist #hunterdoncounty #newjersey #winter

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Bringing Smiles Through the Art of Social Media

If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that I practice a daily art habit. I create at least one piece of art a day, and post it to social media. As of late I have also been incorporating public images I find through my social media streams, namely Instagram.

Some people have wondered why I would choose to pick a random stranger and use their post for inspiration to create a daily digital drawing. Aside from looking for ideas and inspiration, I have found that when I create a piece of art centered around someone else, it brings surprise and delight to that person (expect only once, where the person was a little apprehensive). 

There has been so much noise on social media with everyone airing their opinions on current events and politics. So much hate and division. Rather than add fuel to the fire or checking out completely, I'd rather start another conversation - using social media to spread JOY and KINDNESS. 

Below are two recent examples of recipients of my daily art from their posts to Instagram, along with their reactions. This is why I do it. To make people smile. To make them feel noticed and loved, even if for a moment in their day. You never know what someone else may be going through. And as an Artist, you have the power to use your art to benefit someone else's life. I mean, it's blessed you in the act of creating it right? Why not share that blessing?

 

Where can you share your talents or art to enrich the lives of others? Try it for 7 days straight and see what happens. I'd love to hear about it!

One of the many Yoga inspired digital drawings I've done as of late.  @flyandreleaseyoga

One of the many Yoga inspired digital drawings I've done as of late. @flyandreleaseyoga

This drawing was following a recent Walker Stalker event, where I was part of the Artist Alley. So many fans of The Walking Dead were excited to meet their favorite stars. I just had to capture this moment from  @ProducerJamieNYC  with #NormanReedus  @BigBaldHead

This drawing was following a recent Walker Stalker event, where I was part of the Artist Alley. So many fans of The Walking Dead were excited to meet their favorite stars. I just had to capture this moment from @ProducerJamieNYC with #NormanReedus @BigBaldHead

Fertile Ground

I'm please to announce that one of my pieces will be part of the Artist 2 Artist Network show "Fertile Ground" at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. If you're local come join us for the show's opening on Saturday, January 17th from 1-4 PM, 440 River Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876 As a bonus you can view some collaborative pieces that were worked on by several artists including myself. The show runs from January 17 - March 7, 2015.

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30 Days of Faces exhibit

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Don't miss your chance to see my 30 Days of Faces solo exhibit at the Hunterdon Library North Branch. Show ends August 31st. Most works are for sale. Spread the word!

Hunterdon Library North Branch
65 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ 08809
Hours: Mon 9:00 am-5:00 pm Tues 9:00 am-9:00 pm Wed 9:00 am-9:00 pm Thur 9:00 am-9:00 pm Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm Sat 9:00 am-5:00 pm Sun CLOSED

Bill Murray Won Me First Place

10408698_10152252689785958_5662901816792791675_n Last weekend I entered the Hunterdon Library Outdoor Art Show. It was my first time in a show like this, and to be honest I wasn't too sure what to expect. They provided me with a 4 x 8 piece of snow fence to display my work, some for sale, some not and two pieces that I was to enter into the show for judging.

There was so much great work, and a variety too. The judges had a hard time deciding. Ultimately, my "Billiam Murray" took home First Place prize in the Mixed Media category! Hopefully I did Bill proud. ;)

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