New Show at Valentine Gallery

Mandrill, acrylic on wood, 12 x 16, 2012

Mandrill, acrylic on wood, 12 x 16, 2012

Paintings by

Loie Hollowell, Amy Lincoln and Ron Richter

At Valentine Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

April 26 to May 19 2013

Opening Reception – Friday, April 26 from 6 to 9pm

464 Seneca Ave. in the Bushwick/Ridgewood neighborhood

L train to DeKalb Ave. – 4 blocks NE to Seneca btw Himrod and Harman

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Photos from Opening Night

Amy Hill, Julius Klein, Judy Simonian, Dominic Guida, Raken Leaves

I am finally getting around to posting photos from Opening night at the My Wildlife as an Animal show at Abrazo Interno Gallery on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Thanks to everyone who showed up. Photos by Linda Griggs and myself.

Joe Heaps Nelson and Marc Grubstein

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Shaggy Dog Painting featured at Soho Art Gallery!

My painting The Shaggy Dog will be featured in a group show with famous artists at the AFA Gallery in Soho starting September 20. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to in support of their mission to help find loving homes for homeless pets.


Curated by Alix Sloan

Group Exhibition: September 20 through 29, 2012
Reception for the Artists: September 22nd, 5 to 8 pm
    – You must RSVP for the Reception
SoHo Arts Walk: September 20th, 6 to 8pm

Shaggy Dog – Acrylic on board – 16 x 20 – 2011

Participating artists, including several from Sloan Fine Art and AFA’s rosters, include: Charles Addams, Jessicka Addams, Jennybird Alcantara, Nicole Alvarez, Nana An, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Carrie Anne Baade, Rebekah Bogard, Mia Brownell, Tim Burton, Bill Carman, Bryan Cunningham, Jason D’Aquino, Michelle Doll, Peter Drake, Nicole Etienne, Eric Finzi, Marc Finzi, Erik Foss, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Kady Grant, Leontine Greenberg, Linda Griggs, Gris Grimly, Evan B. Harris, Jason Holley, Anthony Iacono, Kate Javens, Lisa Lebofsky, Travis Louie, Julia Marchand, Elizabeth McGrath, Gabriela Mesa-Jonassen, Scott Musgrove, Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters, Joshua Petker, Ransom & Mitchell, Kirk Reinert, Martha Rich, Paul Richard, Ron Richter, Chris Roberts-Antieu, Jean-Pierre Roy, Jonny Ruzzo, Isabel Samaras, Charles M. Schulz, Ryan Scully, Maurice Sendak, Heather Sherman, Nathan Skiles, Sally Sloan, Aaron Smith, Owen Smith, Nathan Spoor, Jonathan Viner, Melanie Vote, Lindsey Way, Casey Weldon, Eric White and Brad Woodfin.

AFA (Animazing Fine Art) Gallery

54 Greene Street NY NY 10013

Address: 54 Greene Street New York, NY 10013

Directions: Map | Subway

Phone: 212.226.7374

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM-7PM, Sunday 11AM-6PM

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Half Terrier


I look like a beagle but I’m half terrier. I don’t know why I bark so much. I guess I’m just nervous. I wonder if all this noise serves any purpose. These are the traits inherent in my breed. I’m not as big as the other dogs so I have to be clever. I’ve got places to go so I pull on my collar. I got my nose to the ground. I’m an industrious hound. Four legs on the pavement sniffing up to know good – finding the scent, hell bent and low rent, on the trail of something good. I’m marking my territory. I’m licensed to howl. Who goes there? Ah- wooooooooooooooooo! Raising the hair on the back on my neck, I race around the corner. Biting off more than I can choose. I can chew through anything given the time.

Grandpa Wolf, he’s much hairier. I look like a beagle but I’m half-terrier.

Got me pegged but looks are deceiving, run up a ladder, I’m over-achieving, I’m almost Labrador retrieving, hatching some eggs that I’ve been conceiving.

Wagging my tail like a single prop plane. Look out cats! I’m in the passing lane!

Geronimo and Rin-tin-tin, wake up the neighbors all over again.

So come on back if you want some more.

I’m gearing for a pant leg tug-of-war!

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My Wildlife as an Animal!

To the casual observer this is an exhibition of animal paintings but it is actually a collection of self-portraits. The work in this show exposes some aspect of the artist through the eyes of another creature, alien and yet somehow familiar. The human psyche is a fabric of interwoven personalities – some very intellectual and refined while others are primal – the loyal dog, the curious cat, the fashionable bird or the hungry predator. The artists in this show have sought out their distant evolutionary cousins and embraced them as family.

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My Wildlife as an Animal Group Show

I have organized a group show of artists who use animals as their subject matter. The show will open in October at the Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Ctr. in Manhattan. I know a lot of my friends live far away and won’t be able to attend the show in NYC so I want to introduce you to the artists in the show using the miracle of cyberspace!

My Wildlife as an Animal
A Group show of Paintings and Sculpture inspired by the Animal Kingdom

Featuring the work of:
Michael Ballou, Linda Griggs, Amy Hill, Julius Klein,Wendy Klemperer, Raken Leaves, Joe Heaps Nelson, Ron Richter, and Lawrence Wells
In the Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Ctr.
Curated by Ron Richter
October 2 thru October 13
Opening Reception – Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Just in case you didn’t know, I’m a painter living and working in New York City. This is my online art gallery.

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