WELCOME TO MY
STUDIO NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS PAGE
I try to keep you aware of what I am doing in the art world with my career as an artist and some of the fun things I like to do in my life here on this section of my website. You can find out where my latest shows are, awards I have won, awards I haven't won, where I've been painting lately, where I'll be painting soon, videos and photos of stuff I'm doing with my life, art and music. I hope it's interesting for you.
Here is the list of what is hanging in the Gallery now.
Winner Essex Art Association
"Lohman Award" June 2017
Studio Garden Summer Bloom
oil 40 x 54 inches
Leif Nilsson summer 2014 ©
June 10 CT Day
The gallery will be open all day with some special discounts offered.
June 20 - 24th
Plein Air Painting at
Mystic Seaport Museum -
Opening reception on June 24th - 6-7:30 pm.
Once again I will be painting on the grounds of the museum for the week.
Mystic Museum of Art After Dark Demonstration 6-8:30
I will be the resident artist at the Mystic Museum of Art for their July Art After Dark party.
Saturday, August 4th - 7 - 9 pm
Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Fundraiser
Stay tuned for details
CT River Museum
Long Tidal River: Four Artists, Four States!
Thursday, August 10, 2107 with an opening reception (5:30 – 7:30 pm) that includes CRM members, artists, and invited guests. The exhibit will open to the public the following day. The last day of the exhibit is Sunday, October 8th
Literacy Volunteers fundraiser wine tasting
We are hosting an evening wine tasting fundraiser for the Literacy Volunteers in the gallery.
The public is invited!
Please join us Friday, May 19th from 5 - 8 pm
for the opening reception of a special exhibition of paintings by Leif Nilsson and sculptures by Richard Newton with a wine tasting provided by Sunset Hill Vineyard of Lyme, CT. Artist talk and closing reception on Sunday, June 4 at 4 pm.
Mdina, Malta - Spring Afternoon
oil 12 x 18 inches
Leif Nilsson spring 2017 ©
Join us for the next
FIRST FRIDAY June 2nd from 6 - 8 pm
and listen to Arrowhead play while
picking out your favorite paintings!
Essex Harbour - Autumn Morning # 2961
Fine Art Print
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
LIGHT MY FIRE!
Click here for a larger detail image.
The Joy of Light Stick Match Box Covers.
This painting of Essex from Thatchbed Island
is now available on a match box.
Each box is chocked full of sturdy safety matches, ready to strike!
2.5 x 9 inches.
$20.00 a box.
Click here for another view.
WINNER OF THE
Connecticut Historical Gardens
2017 Poster Contest
The Florence Griswold House Museum Garden
The Florence Griswold Garden
oil 24 x 24 inches
Follow their events throught the year.
"Launched in 2012, the Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest gives local artists a chance to showcase their talents while advertising this important, statewide event. The contest aims to join Connecticut artists with the group’s historically significant homes and gardens. Along with a cash prize, the contest offers the winning artist widespread exposure – at the annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT (February 23-26, 2017, booth 413), at each of the 15 Connecticut’s Historic Gardens sites throughout the year, and at Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day itself, an event that attracts thousands of garden lovers throughout the state and beyond.
This year’s Historic Gardens Day takes place on Sunday, June 25, 12-4 pm."
I painted this painting at the
Florence Griswold Museum
for a potential documentary on Garden Painters by Seventh Art Productions.
Here is a short Trailer of the film I am shown painting in
(see my part about 29 seconds in)