Murder Mystery

I finally came up with a biography for this painting…

studiogirls

The Mirrensley Girls (1550 – 1600)
The daughters of a diplomat and a one-time opera singer, the girls known as Merri and Kerri spent their youth traveling from one school to another while their father was assigned to posts all over the Continent. By the time of their presentation to society, each made what was considered a good catch in the marriage market thanks to their beauty and reputation as minor celebrities, but neither lasted long. A Lord Deputy, whose dissipate lifestyle would drive Merri into the arms of his brother, and a Lieutenant Colonel who was killed in action during the Kronin Wars, leaving Kerri a widow. With money from their father, the sisters purchased a townhouse and began a small perfume business that did quite well. Their bodies were later discovered in the attic; the door locked from the inside. One sister emaciated while the other appeared extremely obese, and each having a wound to the head. Their bizarre deaths remains a mystery.

I just shipped them off to The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles for the Feminality exhibit if you are in the area.

Art Shows This Season

A little news about some upcoming events, including my own Open Studio and Art Basel Miami which I will be attending this year, if only for a few days…

Saturday, November 7th:
Screw Factory Artists Open Studio Event! I will have paintings, drawings and prints for sale. 13000 Athens Avenue, Suite C288, Lakewood, Ohio. Most new work will be out being exhibited, but I will have many awesome deals on paintings, unframed sketches, drawings, and other things I’m sick of looking at or are ancient from my days studying animation. My studio-mate and I were just voted best “Dynamic Duo” to boot.

Saturday, November 21st:
“Feminality” group show with Tara McPherson, Natalie Shau, Aunia Kahn, Amy Botello, Molly Crabapple, Edith Lebeau and many more @ Hive Gallery downtown Los Angeles, CA. More info at www.feminalityartshow.com There will be a preview the first week of November.

December 3rd-6th: I will be in two exhibits at Art Basel Miami this year!

*First is the “Life Essentials” group exhibition @ Art Basel Miami South Beach in partnership with Art Whino Gallery and Theivery Corporation. This will be in the Wynwood District, 2135 NW 1st Avenue. The schedule for now is Weds VIP and Press Night, Thurs open to the public, Fri “Life Essentials” Opening, for which I will be in attendance.

*Second is the “Multiversal” exhibition, we will be sharing a venue with L.A. artist Kazilla in the Deco District at the American Legion in Miami. More info here.

December 11th – Jan. 23rd: “Warm and Fuzzy” a small group show of art depicting all that is fuzzy and warm for Christmas @ Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, CA. I’ll have some new 5×7″ paintings in this.

Also keep an eye out at Box Heart Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA for their holiday sale days in December, 10% all represented artists. www.BoxHeart.org