Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Work!

Summer is here and I've been spending lots of time at the studio getting ready for an exciting show I will be part of opening next month at the Bloomington Art Center. Unfortunately, all this time working has left little time to update this site! Below are a series of three 8x18" pieces I've recently finished for the show!

"She Saw What She Wanted to See..." | oil on canvas
"The Lake" | oil on canvas
"Something Seemed Fishy to the Locals" | oil on canvas

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Art-A-Whirl 2014

"Pippi Pufferton's Grand Underwater Adventure"| 24x60"| 2014
Art-A-Whirl 2014 is here! Please join the artists of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District as we open our studios to the public for this annual event! Bring a date, bring the family - there's something for EVERYONE!

Hours for this year's Whirl:
Friday, May 16th | 5-10 pm
Saturday, May 17th | 12-8 pm
Sunday, May 18th | 12-5 pm

I am located in the Northrup King Building (www.northrupkingbuilding.com) - the largest artist complex in Minneapolis. My studio is on the 2nd floor (#274) across from Danish Teak Classics. 

More information about Art-A-Whirl at www.nemaa.org.

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

High Hopes...

As a painter I am always surprised by what happens when I put paint to canvas. I know many artists that know exactly what a painting will look like long before a brush ever touches the canvas. Not me.

I love not knowing in advance the potential a blank canvas holds. Although most of my paintings "feel" done after working on them for a few weeks, there are some that need coddling much longer and go through several phases before I feel they are exactly what they should be.

You can see an example of this below. The work originally titled "In These Lines From Time to Time" went through 3 revisions before becoming an entirely different painting with a new title, "High Hopes For Low Tide" finished (at last) in January.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

New Saturday hours!

"Falling" | 36x24"| Oil on canvas
I haven't been able to participate in the Open Studio Saturdays for awhile due to a scheduling conflict but at last I have freed up time on Saturdays to open the studio once again!

I will now be open each of the following Saturdays from 12-4 along with quite a few other artists on each of the four floors of the Northrup King Building. Because not all artists are able to participate each Saturday, you can check here to see who will be available on the Saturday you choose to visit!

It's a great time to visit the Northrup King Building as parking is plentiful and there is ample opportunity to talk to the artists and learn more about their work!

Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Saturday Open Studio Hours @ The Megan Bell Studio
February 15th | 12-4
March 1st | 12-4
March 8th | 12-4
March 15th | 12-4
March 22nd | 12-4
March 29th | 12-4
April 5th | 12-4
April 19th | 12-4
April 26th | 12-4
May 10th | 12-4
May 17th (Art A Whirl Weekend) | 12-8
May 24th | 12-4
May 31st | 12-4