Thou Art Mom

Thou Art Mom is a project that focuses on artists who are mothers. Conceived, organized, and curated by artist Susan Evans Grove, this project includes interviews (as well as exhibitions) related to the “exploration of the process of creating art while raising children”.

My interview/slideshow video is here.

Interviews with the other artists can be seen through the Thou Art Mom website.

The first of the Thou Art Mom exhibitions is currently on display at the Broadway Gallery of Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ.

Thou Art Mom

March 7-April 24, 2014

Reception March 13, 4:30-6:30pm

Thou Art Mom

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The False Mirror – Surrealism Forward and Back

  The Persistence of Memory, graphite on paper

Several of my drawings are included in a Surrealism exhibition that opens this Saturday at Artworks Gallery in Trenton, New Jersey.

THE FALSE MIRROR – SURREALISM FORWARD AND BACK will be on exhibit from January 11th through February 22nd.

The opening reception is this Saturday, January 11, 2014, 6-8 pm.

From the press release:

Almost a hundred years have passed since classical Surrealist works were first shown, and their irrational “snapshots” of the impossible were surely quite shocking back then.  Today, however, we appear increasingly attracted to similar oddities: computer-altered talking babies, life-sized combative tacos, and flying cars probably now seem both plausible and trendy.

Its important to consider that current ways of thinking and seeing are largely the result of visual and conceptual efforts by classical Surrealists. Early and mid 20th century works by de Chirico, Magritte, Ernst, and Dali forever loosened the look and logic of thought and vision, and they forever twisted and morphed all that we now view and accept as possible.

To facilitate the curator’s idea of historical context and its forward/back idea, recent works will be grouped near prints by Surrealist masters.  For example, Magritte’s EMPIRE OF LIGHT (1950) will hang near original new works which deal with the subjectivity of time and light.  Visitors unfamiliar with art history will hopefully find this placement important for making thoughtful observations and connections.

Curator Frances Heinrich will present a short PowerPoint talk during the opening which relates famous historical works to the current “special effects” now surrounding us in film, tv, advertising, and fashion.

More information about the show and directions to the gallery can be found at the Artworks website.

Paper Work Exhibit

My drawing “Selfie” will be on display from November 16th through January 5th at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in an exhibit titled PAPER WORK: Exploring the Many Ways Artists Use Paper in Their Work. The opening reception is November 16th from 7 – 9 PM and an artist/curator talk is scheduled for Sunday, December 15th at 2 PM.  More information is below and at the Ellarslie website.


Share Your Thoughts...

Several of my new drawings are now properly photographed: Share Your Thoughts (The Sibyl of Online Commentary)

Graphite and 12K white gold leaf on Arches hot press watercolor paper, 64 x 42 inches:

This is a sibyl for the comment sections of online news sites and blogs: the places where many people share their opinions, but few listen.


This is a large drawing – the figure is slightly smaller than life size – so here are detail photos - click the thumbnail for a larger view:







Next up:

Selfie (We Create Our Own Mythologies)

Graphite, acrylic, color pencil, and 22K gold leaf on Arches hot press watercolor paper, 30 x 22 inches



A detail photo - click the thumbnail for a larger view:



And, a drawing that I posted a few months ago is now properly photographed:

I’ll Be Your Mirror

Graphite on Arches hot press watercolor paper, 31 x 27 inches

This drawing is an allegory on art making.


A new drawing/painting/beaded piece is well underway in the studio, and I will post some in-progress images in a few weeks.

The opening reception for my exhibit at The McGraw Gallery at Newark Academy is on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6 – 7:30 PM.  A collection of my traditional graphite drawings as well as gold leafed pieces are on display, so please feel free to drop by and see the drawings in person!

Lead and Leaf

The end of summer is approaching - so time for a quick studio update!

I will be exhibiting work at the McGraw Gallery at Newark Academy during the month of September:


The reception is Thursday, September 12 from 6 - 7:30 PM

More details are on the Newark Academy website.


I have been busy in the studio this summer and a trip to the art photographer is scheduled for next week, so new work will be posted soon! A quick detail view of one of the pieces that I will have photographed next week:

"Selfie (We Create Our Own Mythologies)"


Detail snapshot of "Selfie (We Create Our Own Mythologies)" graphite, acrylic, color pencil, and gold leaf on paper 30 x 22 inches

My snapshots of the two most recently completed works are a bit lousy - thanks to the highly reflective gold leaf on both drawings - so I will wait to post the finished pieces until I have nice photos available.

For now, here are a couple of new Strange Tales ...

Strange Tale #40: Dancing With The Ever-Elusive Muse

Pencil and glass beads on Moleskine sketchbook paper, stitched onto Arches hot press, 10 x 10 inches (a much better flickr view is here)


Strange Tale #41: The Snake Charmer Realized That She Had Met Her Match

Pencil and glass beads on Moleskine sketchbook paper, stitched onto Arches hot press, 10 x 8 inches (a much better flickr view is here)