Art-Cetera, Art-Cetera

This summer art show will stretch all the way into December, so check it out at your leisure.  Ghosting Along”, a 28″ x 48″ oil painting is my entry along with ” Iceberg Mystery “, a 14″ x 18” pastel painting.  In “Ghosting Along”, I was inspired by the painter, Turner’s skies as well as they many hours we sailed our ... More
LOFT STUDIO AT SUNTAN ART CENTER Open Studio Every Second Wednesday of the month  5:30-7:00PM Come to the Loft Studio over the shop at the Suntan Art Center at 3300 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach. Come join us for some wine and cheese and some Art Chat.  The Loft features oils, pastels and encaustics by Joyce Van Horn and oils ... More
September Art Show at Suntan Art Center presented a Blue Ribbon Award, for first place, for Joyce Van Horn’s “Return of the Doves”, a Pastel Painting.... More
Wondrous wax! October 8 – November 18 2016. Come to the opening featuring encaustic wax paintings of Joyce Van Horn and Rita Gould at Davidsons Fine Art 3036 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 5 to 9 pm... More
Seduced by the slants of light in tree-filtered Gulfport, a quaint St. Petersburg village from the early 1900’s, one cannot resist its beguiling charm.  Pastels are the natural choice for this colorful environment where people nap in the mid-day sun preparing to emerge into the musical, artsy, fun-filled nights of Gulfport. I call this pastel”Gulfport Pink” and it awakens the ... More
Participating in the October Art Show with “Evening Leaves Dancing” at Suntan Art Center, I volunteered to join and help lead the fun at the Spectral Musings: Ghost and Art Tour, Sat, Oct 3, 2015 – 6-9 PM Hosted by the SPIRITS OF ST. PETERSBURG AND SUNTAN ART CENTER – 3300 GULF BLVD – ST. PETE BEACH, FL THIS FREE ... More
Oil on Birch wood panel, “Gallery Wrap” 24″ x 24″ Already Hanging above its real life counterpart at Art on First, the “Mystery Chair” is a teaser for the upcoming AFFAIRS WITH CHAIRS show opening Saturday, November 12, 2015 at 5 P.M. at ART ON FIRST, 550 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL.... More
Florida inspires a new look at life and it shows up in my new series, CREATION! Back in St. Pete in the old familar, the new suddenly blooms because there is no “old familiar”. Life carries us into unexpected new places everyday and my favorite place to explore life is always on the canvas.... More
I am in California with my family teaching my daughter Susan to draw. She drew this on her first attempt:... More
Meandering over highways, under bridges, through tunnels – trusting America’s infrastructure one more time, we take off through the landscape for the East Coast.  Splashing through puddles, passing windmills, skyscrapers, cities and farms, we absorb the impressions of  discovered towns and cities along the way.  Those impressions join our unique experience and make us who we are.  From each bump in the road, ... More
“All art is just color next to color and shape next to shape, whether a painting is abstract or figurative, it is the same thing, color next to color and shape next to shape”.  When creating a piece of art, the artist is intensely drawn into this phenomenon, and while absorbed in those colors and shapes, the artist is often ... More
Yesterday morning my gorgeous, twenty-year-old brunette granddaughter, Jeannette, breezed by my desk complaining, “I have to sit today, and I really don’t feel like it.” “Oh, and I should go,” I added, “but I really don’t feel like it either.” We were both talking about the drawing session at Marin MOCA, the wonderful Museum of Contemporary Art we have right ... More
When choosing a new car, an artist is thinking less about passengers than configuration of the interior. How easy is it to flip down the seats? How many inches is it wide and deep? In other words, how many canvasses can I get in this buggy? What size canvasses will fit? I was thinking about all these things this week ... More
Art is up. Art is down. And right now, I am taking it down. Down from my cherished studio and down from my wonderful show at Novato Pilates. But hark, a new show opens at Marin MOCA, and I shall be entering that show opening January 18th.   After that show opening, January will find us on the road. On-the-road ... More