• Which Way Should the Art Flow?

    I recently helped hang a show that Barbi Dalton and I are hosting together at the Reflection Gallery in Durham. After much consideration we settled on a theme entitled, Water Flows. This is particularly apt for Barbi because she has painted many lovely scenes where water bursts over large boulders and a variety of other scenes […]

  • A Gallery Sets the Stage

    I just discovered a delightful new gallery, Naomi Studio and Gallery, which is tucked back into an ally way — around the corner from the ever popular Ninth Street in Durham. Located at an unusual spot that actually offers an accessible and convenient space, you never know what you might encounter: perhaps a wine tasting or […]

  • Triangle Visual Artists fine art samples


    Transformation from A City to a Wider Space in the Triangle My father was born to make music as an orchestra leader who transformed into a college professor of music. I was born to make designs and I transformed from a graphic designer into a visual artist. I was a member and web master for […]

  • 35 x 35 times 12

    This is about marbled silk pieces size 35 by 35 inches created for 12 different panels of silk. My lovely assistant, Beth Mueller, used my studio and unique setup to create this very fine series. Each unique piece was mounted inside a large 12 sectioned shelving piece that is placed in her living room. To accomplish […]

  • Boards and Boxes Handmade by Jim Oleson

    Featured Artist for Ferns and Fancy Gallery December 21st, 2013

    Announcing a Special Show and Sale “Woodland Wonders in Wood, Glass and Fiber” on  Dec 21, 2013 at the Ferns and Fancy Gallery in Chapel Hill, at 15 Woodside Trail (zip 27517), from 12 noon to 5:00 pm. The featured artist, Jim Oleson, is a fine furniture maker. He joins Trudy Thomson for this one […]

  • Splash Dance by Barbi Dalton

    Ebullient Waters

    Just finished up a lovely website for a lovely artist — Barbi Dalton. Her “Ebullient Waters” series of paintings is refreshing. Look at the energy and mysterious swishes and swirls of paint she has applied to this image that I have lifted from her site. Her vignettes are also interesting. See the subtle way she […]

  • Work from Year of Magical Thinking by Susan Stapleton

    Fly Away with Susan Stapleton

    Susan Stapleton – McLaurin believes it is important to have the imagination to fly. I can relate to that because as I child I would fly above the tree tops and neighborhood houses in my dreams. Now I seek artists that have similar experiences or sensibilities. Susan is one of those artists. She has traveled […]

  • Twill Is Always A Thrill

    A twill pattern is always my favorite. Why? Because the pattern of the weave is more apparent, caused by the over two wefts, moving sequentially from the left to the right.Treadle 1 is tied up to harness 1 and 2; Treadle 2 is tied up to harness 2 and 3; Treadle 3 is tied up […]