The gallery is open! My new studio and gallery space is officially open at 1029 Royal Street in the French Quarter. I spent a few weeks getting things ready and officially opened September 1st. It’s a fantastic space to both work and exhibit, with a large open floorplan and high windows that let in tons of natural light. Two giant doors at the front open to reveal the bright, welcoming interior with 14-foot ceilings and a modern, warehouse vibe.
The 2-story red masonry building dates back to the 1800s and has a beautiful façade with a large iron gallery overlooking a vibrant block of Creole townhomes and cottages.
The opening show includes paintings from the past 3 years with historic neighborhoods of New Orleans as the central theme. In late 2019 I painted a series of neighborhood corners, each with a popular and much-loved local business. Included in the series is the restaurant Eat, at the corner of Dumaine and Dauphine in the French Quarter; The Bywater Bakery, at the corner of Dauphine and Independence; Markey’s Bar and The Country Club, at the corner of Royal and Louisa; The Praline Connection and Frenchmen Art & Books, at the corner of Frenchmen and Chartres; Commander’s Palace restaurant, at the corner of Washington and Coliseum; and La Boulangerie bakery, at the corner of Magazine and Cadiz. Also on display is a series of compositions, many featuring the town square, the central church or fountain and the colorful buildings that make up a vibrant, historic district.
Are you visiting New Orleans? Are you a local? Be sure to stop in. The gallery will be open Fridays through Sundays from noon to 5pm as well as by appointment. If you can’t make it here in person, follow me on Instagram for the latest images of new work.