In Tune: Ayana in profile is currently on display at Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, New York. This group exhibition showcases a national roster of artists with varied specialties. This impressive small works installation will remain on display until January 2018.
A true gem in the heart of Wisconsin's Fox Valley, The Jack Richeson Gallery is holding the Richeson75 International, currently exhibiting an impressive collection of works by a roster of contemporary realists working in both figure and portrait. It was a pleasure to be included with this years finalists and converse with the participating artists, wonderful staff and owners during the reception event. The show will remain open to the public until December 9, 2017.
The Golden Scandal is currently featured in The Monmouth Museum's Juried Watercolor Exhibition, Traditional to Modern.
Duplicity cloaked in eroticism, a well-executed plan in high stakes operations. Alluring in her every movement, reptilian markings camouflage a prominent stiletto designed to directly penetrate.
- R. Derrick
Using a combination of self-directed photography, life observation and archived source materials, The Golden Scandal was intended to personify fashionable accessory beyond narrative still life. After a series of successful color studies were executed, the desired proportions were drawn freehand onto a final piece of hot pressed watercolor paper. Delicate graphite contours were refined to set the framework for a multi-layering technique of gouache, ink and aquarelle pencil.
It was a privilege to meet Juror, Ethan Berry, also Senior Seminar Coordinator and Professor of Fine Arts at Montserrat College of Art. I was honored to be acknowledged in his statement during the reception event and further selected for a Jurors Prize among an impressive roster of studio art professionals.
Entitled "At Attention," this work conveys a sense of emergence, and was completed in connection with a more comprehensive portrait in oil. The softer modeling within the anatomy contrasts a firmer demeanor, as the subject asserts herself within an atmospheric space. Portrayed in a classical composition, her natural posture couples the literal military elements while complimenting the absolute strengths of women in the arts.
- R. Derrick
The Monmouth Museum showcased a roster of both national and international artists, as they selected a diverse array of works for their 2015 Juried Portrait Exhibition. The main gallery hosted a truly eventful evening, as the opening reception featured a wonderful collection of mixed media fine art works, paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures. Derrick's drawing entitled The Inner Child, features an exquisite model rendered in charcoal and poised in innocence.
This group exhibition will remain on display until November 20, 2015.