Friday, June 26, 2015

My group exhibit in Tokyo, Japan opens July 25, 2015

Shojono Ryouiki painting ©Shiori Matsumoto
I will be sending 3 new works to Tokyo, Japan for an exhibit called  
"ephemeral ~ Territory of girls"

The very great artist Shiori Matsumoto kindly invited me to participate in this wonderful show
and I am deeply honored. There are so many excellent artists in this show!
Dates: 7/25/2015 ~ 8/16/2015
(Gallery open Tues.-Sun. 12:00~19:00)
Location: JIRO MIURA GALLERY (Tokyo )
Ishikura bld. 4F, 2-5, Nihombashi-Odenmacho,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Artists: Jana Brike (Republic of Latvia), Amy Crehore (United States of America), Virginia Mori and Ania Tomicka (Italian Republic), Emi Adachi, Fuco Ueda, Kaori Ogawa, Miki Kato, Kimi Kuruhara, Kozue Kuroki, Satomi Kuwahara, Atsuko Goto, Yuka Sakuma, Minae Takada, Tsubaki Torii, Yumi Nakai, Yuko Nagami, Yuki Nagayoshi, Mao Hamaguchi, Miho Hirano, Shiori Matsumoto, Eri Mizuno, and Yuko Murai (Japan)
Here is a preliminary link with artist profiles, more images will be added:

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Progress in painting (Amy Crehore)

My nearly finished oil on linen paintings shown here, lined up sideways on my easel. 
I have some beautiful frames for these.
My next group show opens the end of July in Tokyo. 
More about that soon!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Works in Progress (Amy Crehore)

 Inspiration- windows
Intuitive composition in sketchbook, enlarged and refined as a drawing.
Starting another painting from the new drawing, working on easel next to 
my other unfinished piece. 
Works in Progress by Amy Crehore©2015

Sunday, May 03, 2015

"Snake Tamer's Ditty" painting by Amy Crehore (sold)

"Snake Tamer's Ditty" 12" x 24" oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2007
One of my larger Monkey Love paintings"Snake Tamer's Ditty"
will be headed to Seattle this week to the home of a collector of mine. 
I will be sad to see it go.
This painting was shown earlier at Ad Hoc Gallery in Brooklyn, NY  
and at The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art in NJ. 
It was also featured on boingboing .
I painted my first monkey with a sailor hat in 2002. 
That painting had a little girl in it.
It was printed in the award book "American Illustration".
In 2005 & 2006, I did a series of monkey love 
paintings for Blab! art shows in L.A. (Copronason).They were 
also shown at Applegate Gallery (Santa Monica) 
and Roq La Rue(Seattle) and M Modern (Palm Springs) galleries. 
Most of the monkey paintings sold quickly. Many right off my easel. 
One became a framed print available through Pressure Printing. 
I made others into giclees available on my website.
 There were also some works
with monkeys in my solo show at Thinkspace Gallery in L.A. (2009)-
including some antique ukuleles.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Amy Crehore in group show at Parlor Gallery May 2 - June 7, 2015

I'm excited to announce that 3 paintings of mine (shown below) will be on exhibit 
717 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park, NJ
 opening Sat., May 2, 2015 from 7-11pm. 
The show runs thru June 7th. 
I have not shown these in a gallery before, 
but two of them were featured earlier on
 Girl with a Fig Leaf Parasol 16" x 20" + frame, oil on linen by Amy Crehore
The Angel at Gossamer Creek 16" x 16" + frame, oil on linen by Amy Crehore
Basker's Cove, 18" x 24" + frame, oil on linen by Amy Crehore

 Participating artists in the group show include: 
Paola Sala, Gomez Bueno, Andrew Pawlan, 
Amy Crehore, Hannah Yata, and Jeanne Pierre Arboleda. 

In gallery one,  there will be a very special solo show by 
Dean Reynolds, Griffin Art Prize winner. 

Definitely a fun group of artists. 
Hope you can go see this show if you live near Asbury Park, NJ and
can make it to Parlor Gallery.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New works -progress shots (Amy Crehore)

Working on a new canvas based on an earlier gouache
(Back Scratch Parlor).
Also a new pastel drawing of similar image.
Here are some progress shots.
The Art of Amy Crehore

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Remembering the Man in the Hat - Lloyd Fonvielle (1950-2015)

(Photo by Cotty Chubb)
Lloyd Fonvielle would have been celebrating his birthday this past weekend with the rest of his friends and family, but he passed away quietly at his typewriter in February.
What an old-fashioned gentleman he was.
He had a career as a screenwriter and lived in NYC and L.A.,
but he moved to Las Vegas about a decade ago to write stories.
While he was at it, he blogged the story of his life.
He blogged his favorite paintings, vintage illustration, pin-ups, and comics.
He ranted and raved about politics, photographed his travels and shared his musical tastes.
He wrote brand new western stories (available on kindle). He reviewed films.
We exchanged a lot of links from time to time. It was fun.
He never stopped being creative to the very end. He was very supportive of my art, posting just about every new painting I did. He also loved my Japanese friend Shiori Matsumoto's art.
I wish I could tell him that Shiori and I will be showing together in Tokyo this summer. He would have liked that.
Miss you Lloyd and thank you for your kindness.
I'm sorry that I never had the chance to meet you in person.
Here is Lloyd's wonderful blog: