The Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia recently acquired “Essence of Pittsburgh” for its permanent art collection. The work is mostly from Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. If you visit the Convention Center, you’ll find it on the second-floor hallway at the top of the escalator.
It was indeed an honor to receive an IUP Distinguished Alumni Award in April 2017. At an Awards Gala, I was recognized along with fellow alumni: Colin Helms ’93; Alan Herman ’79, M’71; C.J. Jaynes ’79, M’82; Benjamin McAdoo ’00; Leslie Miller Purser ’80; and James Rose ’90. Here's the link to the entire article in the IUP Magazine.
Thanks to everyone, especially the Pittsburgh foundations, for making this project a reality – and a piece of Pittsburgh history. Inspired by a map, I painted the neighborhoods in alphabetical order and completed the project within a single year in order to capture the changing seasons. It can be seen on the 4th floor of the Senator John Heinz History Center. The History Center gift shop is also selling the 90 Neighborhoods book. [...]
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is using his office to promote Pittsburgh artists. I feel honored to have 5 paintings featured. This one, Winter Window Flag, hangs directly across from his desk. A quote of mine in an excerpt about showing art in the Mayor’s office was published in TribLive.com: “You're showing in an interesting space with other challenging artists, and the works are being seen by a select group of [...]