Valentines All Around!

Friday, Feb 3rd, come spend a day making unique paper Valentines for friends and family while also giving to those in need. I will donate my teaching time, BookWorks will offer the class for a vastly discounted rate and all the proceeds from the class will be donated to Empty Bowls, a NC based organization helping to end hunger everywhere. It’s Valentines All Around!

This workshop is appropriate for all ages/levels, including children over 8 as long as they are accompanied by an adult. BookWorks will supply a variety of envelopes for your handmade valentines.

Here's the link to sign up or get more info- Valentines All Around


Waking Up With Van Gogh

Asheville artist Moni Hill has spent the last year and a half organizing a show for the Hickory Museum of Art. She asked more than 70 Western North Carolina artist to create one piece based on their reaction to Van Gogh's Bedroom In Arles.

After painting all those dogs for the Dog Show at Blue Spiral I still had dogs on the brain. That and memories of my visit last May to see the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. There I was completely awed by Van Gogh's Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin. His use of color and pattern left a lasting impression. So here you have Cogswell's Life Goes On.


New Year, New Work, New Dogs!

These are a few of the pieces that will be in the DOG SHOW at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC. It opens Thurs, Jan 5. I've been working bigger using acrylic and graphite on board. Yee doggie!