|With my partner, Dennis Niekro (the model for The Snake Charmer) at the Lyman-Eyer Gallery|
I had an incredible time during my first visit to Provincetown earlier this month for the opening of my two-person show with Thomas Acevedo at the Lyman-Eyer Gallery. What a wonderful experience! It was an honor to share the space with Tom's beautiful paintings.
|With Thomas Acevedo and his paintings at the Lyman-Eyer Gallery|
I was really proud to see my "Ringmasters & Fabulous Oddities" series come together, and it was fun to meet and chat with the 200+ visitors to the gallery and hear what paintings were their favorites. As it was Bear Week in Provincetown, The Bear Tamer was particularly popular!
|"Ringmasters & Fabulous Oddities" series|
I was excited that Brian Williams, the model for The Strong and Silent Type, was able to join us for the trip and be there at the opening.
|Brian Williams with The Strong and Silent Type|
Also featured in the show on an adjacent wall were some of my other paintings in the Lyman-Eyer collection, including The Dollypop Guild. There were many Dolly Parton fans who enjoyed hearing that Dolly herself has a print of this painting hanging above her make-up stand.
|More of my paintings from the show|
Jim Lyman, the gallery director, did an incredible job curating the show and he and his partner Mark were fabulous ambassadors for P-Town, filling us in on the must-see places and events. They couldn't have made us feel more welcome. It was also wonderful to see my colleagues from Dreamspinner Press, where I recently started my role as Associate Art Director, who made a special trip to Provincetown for the opening.
We took Jim and Mark's advice and spent the next few days enjoying Provincetown to the fullest, from crossing the never-ending breakwater to partying with the bears at the afternoon Tea Dance. On our last night, we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset cruise. All in all, it was a fantastic, magical, exciting trip. Let's do this again sometime!