Exhibits in 2019:
My exhibit, Overlays, opened July 12 at Addington Gallery in the River North Arts District in Chicago, Illinois. This exhibit runs through Aug. 29, 2019, and shows paintings created in response to my time in Greece.
Cold Wax Video Workshop
Jerry McLaughlin and I are very pleased to present this new video workshop as a companion to Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations. The seven-hour video covers everything from setting up a studio, learning the techniques of building your foundation layers, creating texture, transfer techniques, mark-making, masking, stenciling, reductive techniques to demonstrations of mounting your finished work for display or sale.
In addition to the practical and technical content, the elements of art and approaches to abstraction, plus other tips and information are discussed.
Greece - Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
I recently returned from teaching a two-week workshop with Jerry McLaughlin at Skopelos Foundation for the Arts on the Grecian island of Skopelos. Afterward, I spent several days in Athens where I saw the Acropolis, Kerameikos (an ancient cemetery) and many beautiful examples of ancient Greek sculpture and other antiquities. These experiences have led to new work now that I am back in Wisconsin. Please visit my blog for photos and thoughts about my time in Greece.
Ireland - Ballinglen Arts Foundation
In mid-March, I returned to Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland for the 7th time, to teach a workshop and to work on a series of paintings in response to the Seamus Heaney poem, Squarings. It was a productive time in a place that I love more each time I am there. The workshop was excellent; I have developed a new approach to teaching form and content that helps students develop their abstract visual language.
Podcast: The Messy Studio
“The podcast at the intersection of art, travel, business, philosophy, and life in general.”
My weekly podcasts give me an opportunity to share with listeners an eclectic mix of ideas, information and anecdotes that other artists may find helpful in their work and careers. My co-host, my son Ross Ticknor, and I discuss such topics as Intuition, Excellence Vs. Perfection, or The Importance of Drawing. A new episode is uploaded every weekend.