December 5, 2013 | See comments »

1470379_637694346273283_2141563077_n1508978_644970598878991_963507708_nThis was the first painting I completed in my new home art studio. I originally titled it, “Oh Hi!” But, the new owner has named him Oliver. I think that works for him.









My new studio has plenty of space to spread out and have many stations for the different arts and crafts done by me and the kiddos. I’m happy and comfortable.


December 1, 2013 | See comments »

7765_745220938821519_1662688190_n 1488256_628207657223223_1701334899_nIn December we had a cute members show titled “Island of Misfit Toys,” inspired by the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass. This was released appropriately enough 49 years ago to the day from our show opening, December 6th, 1964. Artists were given the choice to create their pieces “misfit” as the program had them or traditional. Do you not remember this classic? You can check it out here: Artwork by Jesus Fidel.

“Pieces” by Yvonne Cavanagh extended through December. Artwork “It’s Official” by Yvonne Cavanagh1375708_612983415412314_146510736_n









Last but not least we had a window installation showcasing studies by Betty Leonor. You can find her artwork at She is an amazing portrait artist that works in oils and acrylic.

The Foundry closed on January 1st, 2014 after a six month financial struggle to keep the doors open. Our monthly cost went up substantially and we gave it all we had. Looking back a month and a half later, I find myself with “extra” time I didn’t know existed before. I visited Betty’s solo show at Metro Galleries on February’s First Friday event. On one hand it was nice to be able to walk around and visit the artists, but my gallery was dark and sad.

October 1, 2013 | See comments »

1377028_598462380197751_1725178260_n64533_597257590318230_1322972900_n In October 2013 The Foundry hosted Lost and Foundry II. For this group show we challenge artists to create artwork using recycled-out of the ordinary items. This show is one of the favorites! This year we had many different styles. It was a great show.








Our members wall show was Sleepy Hollow. This had a small turn out but the artwork was all really amazing.

1380642_598784413498881_563904427_nArtwork by Jason Stewart.

21 Autumn Glare 16x20
September 11, 2013 | See comments »

For our September’s member installation at The Foundry the theme was Autumn. The members were challenged to submit artwork using Autumn or Fall colors. Here is my piece, Autumn Glare. This is listed for $250.00 and is available for purchase. Acrylic. 16 x 20 “deep dish” gallery wrapped canvas.

Wild Run
July 29, 2013 | See comments »

My latest painting Wild Run is now owned by a successful business woman here in Bakersfield, California. I’m so pleased it will be enjoyed by a new family.

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