“Drawing Trees” at CAW

Trees are a beautiful and compelling (yet challenging) subject for many artists. Get some focused time to learn about common patterns to look for in tree shapes, how to start and finishing a drawing of a tree, and techniques for simplifying and rendering details. A must for any landscape artist. The class will meet at historic Edgerton Park, home of some of the largest and most beautiful tree specimens in New Haven.

Saturdays October 13 & 20, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Rain date on October 27.

Register at creativeartsworkshop.org.

Special 11-week Class at the Art Students League

I’m happy to be returning to the League to teach “Fundamentals of Drawing” on Monday nights, June 4–August 13.  Learn the basics of structural drawing, form modeling and composition through the study of still life objects. The class is designed to give you a clear process of looking and drawing that can be used both for simple objects and more complicated subjects.

Register here.

“Artists Find A Place For Rage”

My piece “Middle Passage” was included in this great article by Brian Slattery in the New Haven Independent on the “How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?” show at Kehler Liddel Gallery (April 26-May 27).

“It takes a second to get your bearing. There’s a woman gazing out at you from Eric March’s canvas, stoic, angry, accusing. As your eye takes in the full image, you see that the funereal flowers aren’t below the woman; they’re floating on the waves lapping a sandy store. You, the viewer, aren’t standing upright. You’re floating in the air just over the waves, looking down. The woman is under the waves, looking up.

The piece is called Middle Passage, and it’s probably the first thing you’ll see when you walk into the Kehler Liddell Gallery on Whalley Avenue for “How With This Rage Shall Beauty Hold a Plea?” a 53-artist exhibit about art and political outrage running now through May 27.”

Read the full article here.

“Middle Passage” in KLG Show opening April 29, 2018

My painting “Middle Passage” will be part of a new exhibition “How with this Rage Shall Beauty Hold a Plea?” at Kehler Liddell Gallery (873 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT). 
The opening reception is Sunday, April 29 from 3-6 pm with a panel discussion at 2pm.  The title of this show is a quote from Shakespeare and is premised on the question “What is the point of making beautiful things, or of cherishing the beauty of the past, when ugliness runs rampant?” (Alex Ross, 2017 New Yorker magazine).  The show runs through May 27, 2018.

City Wide Open Studios Erector Square Weekend
October 28-29, 2017

My studio will be open on October 28-29!
Come visit: 315 Peck Street, New Haven, CT, Building 5, Third Floor, Studio A.
Noon – 6:00 pm.

This year I’ll have a bunch of work up on my walls as well as some special events including:
• A visit from Guest Curator George Billis on Sunday, October 29 at 1:20 pm.
live portrait-drawing demonstration from 3:00pm – 4:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
• Kids Art Table set up with art supplies for kids to draw and paint.
(Please note that the kids table will be closed both for the demo from 3-4 and the curator visit on Sunday.)

See you there!

New Classes this Fall!

I have two new classes opening in the fall in NYC and I’ll be teaching workshops and a studio class in New Haven, CT as well. I’m looking forward to exploring some new venues for teaching. See my teaching page for full class descriptions, but here’s a quick rundown:

“Drawing Our World”
Monday mornings starting September 25
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

“Figure Drawing in Pastel”
Union Square Fine Arts Atelier
Monday evenings starting in October
32 Union Square East, New York, NY

Private Small-Group Class out of my studio
Tuesday evenings starting in October
Erector Square, 315 Peck Street, New Haven, CT

Perspective Drawing Workshop
December 2, 9
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT

Portrait Project Show opens May 6!

The Portrait Project: Artists Portraying Artists
opens at Westbeth Gallery on May 6 from 5-8pm. 
55 Bethune St, New York, NY.

Panel discussion with David Cohen, Mel Leipzig, Gail Levin, and Jennifer Samet on the topic of Artists Portraying Artists. Saturday, May 13 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Artists’ Roundtable
Saturday, May 20, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Come one, come all!  The Portrait Project is a group of New York-affiliated artists who portray each other in a variety of media while exploring the concept of portraiture and the unique complexities that can arise when one image maker depicts another.

Check out the event and an ongoing updates on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theportraitprojectnyc

New Anatomy Demo Video!

My first foray into YouTube land, this is a excerpt from a lecture on drawing the head and features where I took on the challenge of a five-minute “gesture” drawing of the head of the model and talked through my thought process as I went along.  Enjoy!

Thanks to Corvova Lee for filming the lecture!