About

headshotRobert Spriggle, my first art instructor once told me that art is the language of vision. Art, like music, is a universal language. It emphasizes our diversity, yet reminds us of our similarity. It anchors down what is and hints at what may be.

ARTISTS STATEMENT

I prefer to work in a large variety of subject matter, often working in series. Much of my landscape and still life work is done with a warm contemporary palette. My process for creating artwork is to look for a subject with interesting contours, flow and rhythm. I look for the deeper layers, metaphors, and stories that are just beyond everyday vision. I explore subtle angles and experiment with lights and shadows to find balance for an effective composition. Once my preliminary sketches and color studies are complete, I begin to paint. This is when the painting comes to life, evolving one layer at a time. I find myself completely absorbed with the painting process and subject. I look at the work with both an artist eye and as a viewer, trying to relate a moment, a memory, a new revelation. I employ color and movement that are just beneath the surface of the ordinary.

BIOGRAPHY

I have a background in both Fine Art and Graphic Design, working for Lockheed Martin many years in both production artwork and marketing projects with strong emphasis on universal trade shows. Though I am currently dedicated to my studio work, I continue to do print design, illustration, and web design.I exhibit in regional and national shows. My paintings have been exhibited in Bucks and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania, Stockton, New Jersey and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. My work has sold in Europe, China and Australia and are in permanent private collections throughout the United States.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member, Oil Painters Society of America
Philadelphia Sketch Club
New Hope Arts League
Artsbridge
Art and Cultural Council of Bucks County, PA
American Women Artists
Countryside Gallery and Frame, Newtown, PA
Bucks County Audubon Society

EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

My work may be seen at Countryside Gallery, Newtown, PA. and RiverArts Gallery, Chestertown, MD. Below is a partial list of shows and exhibitions for 2016:

2016 Exhibition and Show Schedule:


Countryside Gallery and Frame
Newtown, PA
(selected works on display and for sale)
Lambertville Hall
“For the Love of the Land”
Feb. 1 through March 30
Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ
30th Annual Bucks Fever Exhibit
“Celebrating Bucks County Architecture”
April 7 through April 21
Wellness Center (847 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976)
Reception: Thursday, April 7, 5 – 7PM
Philadelphia Sketch Club
153rd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings
April 8 through April 30
235 S. Camac Street (Between 12th & 13th and Locust & Spruce)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reception: Sunday April 17, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Bucks County Audubon Society
Solo Exhibit of bird prints and paintings of local scenes
May 2 through June 1
2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope PA, 18938

2015 Exhibition and Show Schedule:


Countryside Gallery and Frame
Newtown, PA
(selected works on display and for sale)
The Conservatory
Fall Members Show (October 28 – November 19)
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Saturday: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Sunday: Closed
4059 Styron Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902
The Gallery at Lower Bucks Campus
Call of the Wild  Show (Sept. 14 – October 22)
1304 Veterans Hwy, Bristol, PA 19007
Opening Reception – Friday, September 18 – 6pm to 8:30pm
Rich Timmons Gallery
Friends of the Delaware Canal Benefit (Sept. 11 – Sept. 13)
3795 Route 202 at Mechanicsville Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
Opening Reception – Friday, Sept. 11 – 6-8pm
Upstairs Gallery
Small Works Show (Aug. 29 – Sept. 27)
Upstairs Gallery
Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA
Opening Reception – Friday, August 29 – 5 – 7pm
Berks Art Alliance
36th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition (Aug. 3 – 27)
The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19610
Opening Reception – August 9 – 4 – 6pm, Awards Presentation at 5pm
Moravian Village
Solo Show  (July 10 – October 22)
Bethlehem, PA
Artist Talk – Saturday, July 11 – 10am
Paganini Ristorante
81 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA
Doylestown Art Days (7 selected works)
June 4 – 7
The Conservatory
March 22 – April 17
4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902
Opening Reception – March 22, 1 – 4PM
The Gallery at Lower Bucks Campus
Tuxedo Black and White Show (March 30th through May 14th)
Opening Reception – April 10th 6pm to 8:30pm
1304 Veterans Hwy, Bristol, PA 19007
The Tubby Olive
6 W State St, Doylestown, PA 18901
Selected Small Works (April-May)

Exhibition and Show 3 Year Archive:
2014

Countryside Gallery and Frame
Newtown, PA
Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art
New Hope, PA
Parallax Art Fair
The Prince George, East 27th Street, between Madison and 5th
 Avenue
New York City
Friends of the Delaware Canal Juried Show, Lahaska, PA
Upstairs Gallery, Peddlers Village, PA
Art Nouveau Galleries, 93 South West End BLVD, Quakertown, PA 18951
New Hope Art League Annual Juried Show, Rolling Green Barn, Lahaska, PA
Mayflower Show, Art Nouveau Galleries – Floral Themed Artwork
The Musical, Chestertown RiverArts Gallery, Chestertown, MD

2013
Art Nouveau Galleries
, Selected Works, Quakertown, PA 18951
Upstairs Gallery, Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA
RiverArts Juried Fine Art Show, Chestertown, MD
Friends of the Delaware Canal Art Show, Rolling Green Barn, New Hope, Pa.
RiverArts Gallery, Chestertown, MD

2012
Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA

Countryside Gallery, 1st Annual Juried Landscape Art Show:
”When Blossoms Unfold, State St., Newtown, PA
TAWA (The Trenton City Museum)
Tinicum Juried Show and Arts Festival, Erwinna, PA
Bucks County Visitor Center – Solo Show, Prallsville Mills, Stockton, NJ