Saturday, February 28, 2009
i have been very busy this season in key west. Wrapping up 30 new small paintings. They go on exhibit @ the Key West Art Bar on March 5th. A nostalgic nod to what what once were more common scenes of key west...folks gathered on porches of small eclectic homes...playing cards in the afternoon shade. Otherwise i have been doing "house portraits" on commission. Come this thursday, i inaugurate yet another relationship w/ a key west art gallery......over thirty two years i have shown my paintings w/ quite a few venues... i am excited about this new gallery, the Key West Art Bar and i anxious to show off my new work. I've about another month to go here in the keys.....a little r&r at the beach for a week, after the show and then i start focusing on new york city...i stop off and show my pix in SOHO enroute to Maine and my studio in BlueHill......where i AM BlueHillArtist.com
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
spring is right around the corner...folks in blue hill, maine are anxiously awaiting the return of artist/painter george lee crosby to his moose lane studio...not to worry, i'm still in key west, florida...working hard prepping two upcoming shows..the first) february22nd@The Gardens Hotel on Angela st.( it'll will run from 4-7pm in conjunction w/ Jazz Sunday) the second) inauguaral show @ The Key West Art Bar on march 1rst., the first thursday in March. Hang in there maineahrtist will be back in time to see his garden start to bloom!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
thinking about the long consequential career of andrew wyeth. My route to painting in Maine came about with less ineluctable precision than that of wyeth. i sort of blundered into maine. in the midst of a hideously overheated july ...in manhattan, i came upon a book of photographs of Eliot Porter....mostly of his family home on great spruce island in the middle of penobscot bay. The light bulb over my head went off! "i gotta get outta this place"!...well, a decade or so later, i've found myself living in Blue Hill, Maine and working out of a studio on Moose Lane...with a beautiful view of penobscot bay....