All Art Arizona 2022

The Dog Run Saloon, Apache Junction

I have two pieces that were accepted into the “All Art Arizona 2022” juried exhibition at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ.

May 14: Opening reception
The show runs from April 30 to July 2.


oil on canvas, 8×10

It has been a hectic and busy month. I have been negligent with updates on the site. It is a beautiful Sunday afternoon, perfect to enjoy a cold beer under my ramada and catch up on tasks.

The exhibit at Gallery One-Oh-One is up for another week.  There is still time to catch the show, an exhibition of five talented artists. After this show, the experiment that we called Take Five Artists comes to a screeching halt.

No worries, you will still be able to see the artists in local exhibits. Liz Nicklus and I have begun moving in a different direction. We will continue exhibiting locally in the East Valley and beyond. I promise to be more diligent in keeping this site up to date. I am also in the process of reviving our Independent Artist Studios website.  More on that in the near future.


oil on canvas, 8×10

The Take Five Artists cooperative exhibit will be installed at Gallery One Oh One in Mesa, AZ this week. The show will hang throughout the month of February.



Bar Exam, too

Bar Exam, too
56 pages of bar stool wisdom. My favorite drink recipes. Paintings of bars from Key West, New Orleans and elsewhere.

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Bar Exam, Musings from the Barstool

Bar Exam, Musings from the Barstool

If you enjoy my American Bar Series of paintings but can’t afford one, or the one you want has been sold, here is a second best choice.

44 pages of paintings, wit and my personal life experiences from the bar stool. Get it from Amazon for under $10.  What a deal!

University Club Opening

Angel’s Trumpet, Phoenix, AZ

Angel’s Trumpet
Oil on Canvas – SOLD

University Club opening reception
September 26, 2021

I approach every exhibition with trepidation. I wasn’t sure how the day would go. In fact, I almost did not submit to this group show with the Take Five Artists. I did not have a lot of available paintings. At the last minute I put together paintings that were slated for another show. I am glad I did.

Alfonzo, owner of Angel’s Trumpet

I selected a handful of my American Bar Series paintings. Half were of local establishments, others of bars in Key West and New Orleans. Angel’s Trumpet is a bar in Phoenix on 2nd Ave just off of Roosevelt. The name derives from the owner’s surname, Angelhorn – you get it.

A group of art patrons that had never heard of any of our group just happened to attend the opening. Before long I had an inflated ego as I was told how much they liked my painting.

Take Five Artists

We will be back at the U Club in March 2022 with a new show, new work. I don’t know what I will have – I do have two new large paintings, on still on the easel, of local bar scenes. I also have a slew of abstracts.  And I have a head full of ideas that I have yet to lay out on canvas. Time will tell.


University Club Reception

Take Five Artists InviteTake Five Artists Reception
University Club, Phoenix
39 E Monte Vista Road
Phoenix,  AZ  85004

Sunday, September 26, 2021
2PM to 4PM

Meet the artists of Take Five, including yours truly! There will be  complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.  All art work is available for purchase.

I have five or six oil paintings on exhibit. All are affordable. Support your local artist!

Support your local artist

Take Five Artists have an ongoing exhibition this summer at University Club of Phoenix.  Enjoy breakfast or lunch and enjoy our art which is hung throughout the dining areas.

Meet the artists Sunday, September 26 from 2-4 pm for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Refreshments of the alcoholic nature are available at the cash bar.

If you want a free drink, buy a piece of art and I promise we will take care of you. Support your local artist!

Take Five Artists new rack card

Take Five Artists Rack CardTake Five Artists have had a personnel change recently. We wish Susan the best, but sometimes marriages and partnerships don’t work as easily as anticipated.  We are now back down to five artists in our consortium.

We all are working hard on advertising our brand. While we each bring our unique perspective and style to the table, if there were to be one unifying theme to our work, I would argue that it is our use of color.

I am more of an abstract expressionist; Liz works in mixed media bordering on abstraction; Sharon is a realist playing with abstraction; Nancy deals in pure abstraction; and Rosalie excels at portraits and realist and impressionistic scenes.

As the season winds down in the Valley – events slow down as the Valley heats up – as a group we are refining our online presence, creating new work, and working on our exhibitions this autumn and next year.

I plan to be exhibiting more paintings, some purely abstract, and showing less 3-dimensional sculpture in our upcoming shows.

For up-to-date information on Take Five Artists please visit our website.