"A BOY AND A DOG LOOK AT THE MOON" Acrylic, 24" H X 18" W, "MAGIC DAY", Acrylic, 24" H X 20" W, "HAPPY DOLPHIN", Acrylic, 24" H X 30" W, and "HARRY SEE DOLPHINS", 30" H X 40" W. These paintings will be on exhibit and on sale at the "For The Children Exhibit" at La Vie Galerie, 106 Naylon Ave., Livingston, NJ from June 23-July 12.
My art is based on my imagination, what I see in front of me, or sometimes on a photo I have taken. I don't usually use someone else's photograph, but I made an exception this time. My son, Joe T. Malone, an exceptional nature photographer, published a book of his wildlife photos. In looking through it, I saw a wonderful photo of a deer, who was reclining in the grass, totally enjoying the view, like anyone of us would have done, if we'd found ourselves in Colorado on a beautiful summer day. I was struck by the intimacy of the photo, the deer's pose, attitude and gaze. I used Acrylic to bring out the strong colors I wanted to express.
The Frida Kahlo show at the Brooklyn Museum (now until May 19, 2019) is a stunner. But not for the paintings, wonderful as the self portraits are, they are few and far between. This show is about the art that pervaded every aspect of Frida Kahlo's life: her dresses, jewelry, and the artifacts in her home, including embroidered pillows. She created her own world, which is vibrant, Mexican, Tehuana, and filled with color and warmth, despite the pain of her crippling disabilities. Among the artifacts are crushing corsets she painted and an artificial leg with colorful red painted boots.
The exhibit also includes many wonderful films: Tehuana women in the white headdresses and gold coin necklaces that Frida painted into her self portraits, and a loving home film of Frida and her husband, the mural painter, Diego Rivera.
One is embraced by the warmth and color of Mexico and all signage is bilingual. To this point, I have to say, the highlight for me was not in the exhibit itself, but in The Norm restaurant which is in the museum. They cleverly have complemented the exhibit with a Mexican menu created by guest chefs. I had the Flautas de Camarones by guest celebrity chef, Sue Torres. All I can say is wow!
HARRY SEES DOLPHINS (Acrylic, 30"H X 40" W) won Honorable Mention at the Art Alliance of Monmouth Juried Show. It will be on Exhibit and for sale, at the Art Alliance Gallery, 33 Monmouth St., Redbank, NJ, (April 6, Reception 6-8pm) -April 29, 2019.
These 3 paintings, A VICTORIAN LADY AND HER CAT (Oil, 30" H X 24" W), I AM A WESTIE (Acrylic, 20" H X 20" W) and BABY DEER DISCOVERS THE ROSE (30"H X 24" ) are on the wall, and for sale at the Classic Quiche Café, 330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, NJ, for the months of April and May, 2019.
IN THE WAVES, Oil, 30"H X 24" W will be on Exhibit at the JAS 15th Annual Juried Show, Belmar Arts Council, 608 River St., Belmar, NJ, April 6 (Reception 5-7PM)-May 5, 2019.
There are no words to express how much I love walking my dog, Snowball. We see everything. I saw the first crocus yesterday. We meet other dogs and people. I am now trying to memorize a lot of dogs' names: Sammy, Mikey, Max, Pepper. Snowball is a geek of people and other dogs. But just to smell the air or look at the sky is such a joy now that we are about to enter Spring. I looked up and the sky was actually the same blue as in my painting. I tried to capture the exhilaration we both feel as we walk at a brisk pace. The tulips aren't up yet, but they will be soon!