About the second week of this past September I did a door mural for the Tonawanda Federal Credit Union in Batavia, NY. I'm calling it 'Purple Passion', based on an earlier painting I made on canvas. This is part of a Batavia public art series that was organized by Brian Kemp. Two other artists also did paintings on the two other doors of the drive-through teller side of the credit union. It was very fun to paint on something that size! And good practice. I've applied for an individual artist's grant through GOArt in Batavia to do a much larger mural on the Byron-Bergen Public Library in the Spring. I won't know if I get the grant until December.
I've recently added a couple of paintings to the gallery; a somewhat bizarre self portrait and a painting of one of the Bergen Swamp Pocock Trail boardwalks.The Bergen Swamp is a unique environment near my home. Check out their website for more information: http://bergenswamp.org/.
The 'Swamp' is actually a very old woodland that's home to some unique species of plants and critters. Being there is like going back thousands of years in time. I've been going there for many, many years. I'm thinking of doing a series of paintings of the different aspects of Bergen Swamp, starting with this recent painting and the one called 'Edge of the Forest' which is partially shown in this blog header picture.
I should have more paintings to ad soon.