09 Dec

Art & Craft Fair at the Sheraton, in BTV

Just after the November Residency, I set up at an Art & Craft show at the Sheraton in Burlington Vermont. 

Below are some photos of the booth. (try  not to focus on the carpet.)



and another,


( Unfortunately, it was not the right place to sell large, abstract paintings! 🙁   Even after an attempt to get people to rethink large paintings….


01 Dec

Vermont Studio Center November 2016 Residency

November 2016 was great!

I had a whole month of non-stop painting at the Vermont Studio Center (VSC) in Johnson, VT. It was a very productive time!

Here’s the crew that was there (photo by H Romero):


And here’s where we were… 


Here’s my studio and the 29 paintings completed!

First painting: 84″ x 164″


next, a set of smaller 44″ x 36″,


Then an experimental, two-sided painting on clear plastic,


Then a pair of 6′ x 6′ warm and cool paintings,



Followed by three small 44″ x 36″ paintings,



and then 5 more small (44″x36″) paintings,



Then two large, 6′ x 6′,



And then another 6′ x 6′,



and another 6′ x 6′ in green,



Two more 6 footers,



And then the final two, (with me in the middle) – (photo by H Romero)


Here’s a final panarama photo (take by Thayer) of some large paintings completed. Thanks for your interest.



02 Aug

Ten Bends Beer!

Thank you to Ten Bends Beer for featuring Two Faces in their tasting room!

Two Faces

Two Faces, laytex on wood, 48″ tall by 96″ wide

Two Faces at Tend Bends Beer tasting room

Two Faces at Tend Bends Beer tasting room

01 Aug

Seb Sweatman at the Vermont Contemporary Art Space Summer show

A quick walk-through of Seb Sweatman’s 11 pieces currently up at the Vermont Contemporary Art Space Summer show. The show is open until October 16, 2016. Come visit!

Going counter clockwise (to the right) as you come down the three stairs into the finished gallary space, are Seb’s two larger paintings. “Love is Red”, is on the right, and “One way to hell” is on the left.

VCAS Summer Show 2016

Love is Red, on right, and One way to hell, on left, VCAS Summer Show, 2016 (on show to October 16, 2016)

Then, facing the two paintings above is “Yellow Door”, painted in 2014.

"Yellow Door", 2014, acrylic on canvas, 48"tall x 40" wide

“Yellow Door”, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 48″tall x 40″ wide

On the other side of “Yellow Door” is “Composition 6”, also called “Spark, series 2” and “a Still life”, painted in 2015. To the right is “Zebra head”, in steel by Alexandra Heller.

"Composition 6", 2015, acrylic on canvas, 44" tall x 58" wide

“Composition 6″, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 44″ tall x 58” wide

Then, behind you are “Purple Mountain Line” and “City Lights”, both painted this year. In between the paintings is “Conch woman”, in steel by Alexandra Heller.

"Purple Mountain Line", on right & "City Lights" on left

“Purple Mountain Line”, 2016, and, on right & “City Lights” , 2016, on left

Next to City Lights is “While Red and Blue slept, Orange crept in”.

"While Red and Blue slept, Orange crept in", 2016, acrylic on linen, 58" tall x 72" wide

“While Red and Blue slept, Orange crept in”, 2016, acrylic on linen, 58″ tall x 72″ wide

And next to this painting is “Matisse lilly pond” and “Composition 9”, both also painted this year.

"Matisse lilly pond", 2016, on right and Composition 9, 2016, on left.

“Matisse lilly pond”, 2016, on right and Composition 9, 2016, on left.

And opposite Composition 9, on the panel is “Dentist visit”, finished in 2016.

"Dentist Visit", 2016, acrylic on canvas, 46" tall x 72" wide

“Dentist Visit”, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 46″ tall x 72″ wide

And then, the final piece is “Got religion”, 2016. The sculpture on the left is “Two Plant Forms” in steel, by Alexandra Heller.

"Got religion", 2016, acrylic on linen, 72" tall by 58" wide

“Got religion”, 2016, acrylic on linen, 72″ tall by 58″ wide


21 Jun

Vermont Contemporary Art Space


Summer 2016

WHAT:  A pop-up art gallery focusing on Vermont Contemporary Art.

WHY:  The Vermont Contemporary Art Space idea was hatched by Sebastian Sweatman after reading the Seven Days article (4/6/16) ‘Making Art Work for a Living‘, by Rachel Jones,  Sadie Williams & Amy Lilly and reflecting on his own efforts to get his paintings ‘out there’.

Specifically, the article identified a mismatch between the artistic creativity of Vermont, “Vermont has one of the highest percentages of artists per capita,” and yet, “ranks the poorest for art sales” as reported by the Vermont Arts Council. The goal of Vermont Contemporary Art Space is to close the gap!

HOW:  Our strategy is to exhibit important works from committed Vermont contemporary artists. Let us know how we do.

WHERE:  This summer, July 16 – October 15, 2016, we will be at the

Comfort Farm Barn

2313 West Hill Road

Stowe, VT 05672

OPEN:    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday,  12.30pm – 6pm,  and by appointment

Opening is on Saturday, July 16,  5pm – 7pm  


Vermont Contemporary Art Space opening

Vermont Contemporary Art Space opening

details of Vermont Contemporary Art Show opening

details of Vermont Contemporary Art Show opening