Tag Archives: Art

Robert Burt, Artist of Mystery, Adventure and Joy

The subjects of Robert Burt’s paintings are almost entirely found through his experiences in the Desert Southwest of the United States and northern Mexico.  Although I had become aware of his art over the course of the past several years through gallery event … Continue reading

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Art in January – Major Exhibitions in the Valley of the Sun

In Central Arizona’s “Valley of the Sun”, Winter is the great season for art exhibitions. Dozens of galleries in Scottsdale’s Old Town participate in Thursday Night Art Walks, with many hosting artists in residence and artist shows. Studio tours and … Continue reading

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Altamira Fine Art Opens Scottsdale Gallery

Altamira Fine Art, one of the leading contemporary western art galleries in the entire United States, opened their first Scottsdale, Arizona gallery on November 7, 2013. a great birthday present for me! Straight from the source, here is the link to … Continue reading

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Art – The West Select 2013

The third annual “The West Select” juried exhibition of western art kicked off for public viewing on November 10 in the Steele Gallery in the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  The exhibition will be open until December 31, 2013. … Continue reading

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The Scottsdale Fall Paint-Out 2013

The second annual “Paint-Out” featured 28 artists simultaneously painting and palavering with onlookers in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale’s Main Street for 90 minutes on the sunny and temperate morning of November 9, 2013. This was yet another perfect Sonoran Desert … Continue reading

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Marshall Noice, Artist of Shadows and Light

Walking into Altamira Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming to view Marshall Noice’s one-man show, “Shadows and Light” a few months ago, our first impression was, Wow!  The Color! Marshall Noice’s paintings reflect a unique contemporary vision of the Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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Gary Ernest Smith – Artist of Two Landscapes

We were privileged to view the extraordinary work of artist Gary Ernest Smith and converse with him at length at his “one man show” at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming a few months ago. We spent considerable time observing the great collection of … Continue reading

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Venice – Campo dell’ Abbazia and the Isola Valverde

An Island Lost in Time The island of Valverde in north-central Sestiere Cannaregio, Venice, was apparently a relatively stable velme and barene combination (higher mudbanks with arable soil) one of the earliest habitable islands in the archipelago, known for its copse of … Continue reading

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Venice – Campo San Canzian – Church and Campo are One!

Draped Like a Shawl Campo San Canzian in the eastern part of Sestiere Cannaregio, Venice, is draped like a shawl around the church dedicated to Santi Canziano, Canzio, e Canzionello, better known around Venice as San Canzian (thank you!).  The ancient surrounding island … Continue reading

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Mary Roberson – 100 Sketches

The magnificent wild animals and birds of the Northern Rockies are a favorite subject of observers, photographers and artists, including yours truly – but mostly by observation and photography on my part – and sometimes the animals even come to … Continue reading

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