Texas artist’s work hurtling through space with Atlantis

It’s a rare person who can say that her artwork is hurtling through space with Atlantis. But Rachel Hobson, a self-proclaimed space geek and crafts blogger, can certainly claim those bragging rights about Atlantis. As millions watched the launch of the final U.S. shuttle mission, Atlantis, Hobson had theadded thrill of knowing that a photo […]

The best advice I ever got…

The best advice I ever got on how to live a life came from one of my English professors when I was a student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. I don’t remember the professor’s name. I don’t remember what he looked like. I do remember that he was a seasoned man, a gifted […]

Maurice Bennett: Toast of the Town

Artists are often the toast of the town. But Maurice Bennett, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists, is known as the “toast man” of the town because he creates vast mosaics from thousands of slices of toast. An exhibition of his rugby player portraits, made out of toast, opens at the New Zealand Academy […]

Christie’s chairman steps down after 27 years

Edward J. Dolman, a 27-year Christie’s veteran, has quit the auction business to become executive director of the Qatar Museums Authority. He will be working for the emir’s daughter, chairperson H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, according to a statement from Christie’s. Dolman was named Christie’s chairman in 2010 after a […]

Sotheby’s art handlers in strike threat

Sotheby’s may be notching up colossal profits worldwide, but a group of its art handlers – the people who package and carry around the multi-million-dollar works going under the auction house’s hammer – are threatening to go on strike. A group of US art handlers claims the auction house is planning to reduce the number […]

Rolling Stones photos found after 40 years

For a little known photographer to have snapped the Rolling Stones at the height of their fame is quite something. But to have lost the negatives, the only record that the photos existed besides one grainy image published on the inside cover of the band’s Sticky Fingers record sleeve, must have been utterly gutting. Peter […]

Freud model mourns artist’s death

A former muse of artist Lucian Freud today expressed her sadness at the news of his death at the age of 88. The British painter, a towering figure in the industry for more than 50 years, died after an illness. In a statement yesterday, Diana Rawstron, who has represented Freud for many years, said: “Lucian […]

A Prayer for Lucian Freud

Even at the very beginning of his long career as a painter of the human figure, Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, displayed the characteristic features of his looking. He was an obsessive, from beginning to end, and in his earliest works he was principally interested in eviscerating – yes, that’s exactly what it felt […]

Top 5 NYC Gallery Exhibitions Summer 2011

With so many galleries and openings scattered around New York City,  it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.  Where to go?  Here are my top 5 picks for the summer.   Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George and Juergen Teller at Lehmann Maupin, through Aug. 14.  A lively, sexy show of recent works in which art stars seem to be having a […]

Check out my New online gallery images and tell me what you think.

I’ve just created a new gallery page for my blog with new images.  I will be updating this gallery from time to time with my lastest and best original paintings.   These paintings are available for purchase and you can message me if you would like to make an offer. I would love to hear your […]