Saturday, November 19, 2022

All and Everything

My work from the past year is largely horizontal. On a bisected field (square or vertically rectangular) there are bands of color on the top half over a more or less monochromatic bottom half. I call the series Tutto because in it I have painted in encaustic, my mainstay medium for the past 30 years, as well as acrylic, oil, and oil pastel. In other words, everything. (Tutto is Italian for everything.) Also, for me color is everything, the simpler the composition, the better.

View from Newbury Street in Boston, where my solo, Tutto, is up through November 29 at Arden Gallery

In the past few months I have shown, or am showing, Tutto paintings in several venues. In this post are installation shots from Arden Gallery in Boston, where my solo, the eponymous Tutto, is up through November 29; a little teaser from Radical Chrome at Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Kent, Connecticut, where I am part of a five-artist show that focuses on, yes, color (I’ll soon have a full-length post on that show, which is up for a long stretch); and Pique, a group show that opened the season at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta in September.

If you are familiar with my work, you'll see that the later paintings in the Silk Road series feature the same horizontally banded and bisected field. Transitions are interesting as one idea morphs into another. Tutto continues the bisected field while Silk Road will double back and resume its identity as a series of color fields (I'm not finished with that series yet!). 

 This painting is in the Arden window: Tutto 14,  2022, acrylic on panel, 48 x 40 inches

View into Arden's front gallery
Photo courtesy of the gallery

In the front gallery: Tutto 13,  2022, acrylic on panel, 48 x 40 inches

In the front gallery: Tutto 11,  2022, encaustic on panel on panel, 36 x 36 inches

Below: View around the corner into the middle gallery

Tutto 18, 2022, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches

In the middle gallery: Silk Road 488, 2020, encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches
This is one of the paintings in transition from Silk Road to Tutto

In the middle gallery: Tutto 20, 2022, encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches

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Radical Chrome at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Kent Connecticut, through January 15

I'll have another post soon that focuses exclusively on Radical Chrome and its five participating artists. For now, here's a little peek. You can see more on the gallery's website.

Tutto 9, 2022, left, and Tutto 8, each acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Panorama with the five artists: two by me, three by Audrey Stone, tondo by Julie Maren, three by Jenny Kemp, and one by Mary Judge. You'll see more from each artist in the next post

Tutto 9, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

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Pique at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, September 2022

Pique opened the gallery's fall season with a selection of work by gallery artists: Benjamin Britton, Robert Chamberlin, Deborah Dancy, Scott Eakin, Mary Engel, Deb Lawrence, Tim McDowell, Kim Ouellette, Joe Peragine, Robert Sagerman, and myself. You can see more on the gallery's website.

Recent at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta
Installation view from the group show, Pique

Tutto 7, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Tutto 16, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Tutto 17, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Tutto 15, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Catalog with all the Tutto paintings to date, plus a selection of works from Mezza and Riz 

A conversation in the Summer 2022 issue of The Art Section between Deanna Sirlin and myself on "Contemplating the Horizontal." Click here to read


  1. No matter the medium, you retain your title of Queen of Chroma! What gorgeous paintings and so giant! Big congratulations and best wishes for success with all your shows. - NN

  2. If only I could be there ! Tutto is a wonderful serie, i love it ! I wish you a lot of success. Vincent D.