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I am delighted to have three of my beautiful original drawings and paintings selected for this year's Naked in New Hope Exhibition. The reception is on September 10, 2016, 6 - 9 pm, SideTracks Art Gallery, 10 Stockton Avenue, New Hope, Pa. Here's hoping that many of you can attend. However, if you can't make the opening, the show will continue through October 29, 2016… Continue reading… 0 comments

My latest self portrait is all about when I was young and now that I am older and approaching the later years of my life. How that feels and how I am handling it. Oil on canvas 11" _ 14" The original painting is for sale… Continue reading… 0 comments

The Hoboken 2015 Artists Studio Tour November 8, 2015 11 am to 6 pm Monroe Art Center 720 Monroe Street, Studio C 411 on the fourth floor I am excited to be participating in the Hoboken Artwalk this year. This is a new adventure for me and I hope many of my NYC and NJ friends will be attending. I will be offering a variety of treats. Beautifully framed original art and stunning limited editions ready to hang on your walls. Unframed drawings and prints both limited editions (some at sale prices) and open editions. And of course, naughty notecards and cheeky holiday cards. Exciting erotic art as well as gentle nudes to suit all wallets… Continue reading… 0 comments

Join us at Babes Mean Business Holiday Bazaar on Sunday December 16th. Enjoy a glass of bubbly while you do your shopping. A great opportunity to find those last minute unique and interesting gifts and cards ..… Continue reading… 0 comments

Please join us for Babes Mean Business Holiday Bazaar on Sunday December 16th. Enjoy a glass of champagne. A great opportunity to find those last minute unique and interesting gifts and cards ..… Continue reading… 0 comments

I am very excited to share with you a special event. My artwork has been included both on the covers and inside the newly published book 100 Artists of the Male Figure by E. Gibbons: This is the very first hard-cover book, EVER, dedicated to living artists of the contemporary male figure in traditional media like painting, drawing and sculpture. This book includes NO photography, NO digital imagery or cartoons, and NO erotic work; just beautiful works of painting, drawing and sculpture. The visual variety of the male form in this new book is astounding in its diversity, representing artists from all over the globe… Continue reading… 2 comments

On the day before Valentine's Day, Birmingham, Alabama hosted their second Erotic Art Exhibition. This year with tango dancers, a saxophone player and a fortune teller to complement the amazing belly dancers (who were even better than last year). There was plenty of first class erotic artwork including paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and video. Masks were handed out to all the attendees at the door. Although many people wore their own masks to give an air of Mardi Gras combined with Venice to lend a Valentine's air to the event. Leo Ticheli is the organiser of Arts de Valentine which this year was held to support the Birmingham Women's Rape Crisis Center. http://www.crisiscenterbham.comContinue reading… 1 comment

Arts de Valentine Birmingham, Alabama's Second Annual Masked Erotic Art Show This year benefiting the Rape Response Program of the Crisis Center Sunday, February 13th, 6pm - 10pm The Wine Loft, 2200 1st Avenue North, Downtown Birmingham Suggested donation of $10.00 and $5.00 students Masks will be provided at the door I am truly honoured once again to have been invited as the guest artist to this Valentine's event which includes 18 wonderful artists, exotic belly dancers, great jazz saxophone and mysterious fortune tellers. Several of my larger paintings will be there, plus I am showcasing two new pieces at this event Looking forward to seeing many of the friends I made last year and to meeting many more of you. For more information, please go to www.artsdevalentine… Continue reading… 0 comments

Its that time of the year again and erotic holiday cards are always fun. Every year I make a new holiday card to add to my collection. I've not made this year's yet. That one goes out to my mailing list family, friends and fans first of all. So far I have thirteen images offered as notecards. If you like them, please visit my holiday cards gallery at http://artid.com/members/CarolynWeltman/studio/13 and if you would like information on supplies to make your own, please do contact me. Each notecard is blank inside and packed with an envelope inside a cellophane. Size 4.25" _ 5.5 0 comments

I studied hard this week and came up with a contract for my commissioned work. Previously, I had always made verbal arrangements with my clients and provided invoices. Everyone was always happy like the beautiful couple in the image shown here. Then suddenly, a woman client with no sense of time and a male client who expressed that my work had so captured what he wanted, he could not look at it, launched me into doing some research. What an adventure that became. With the assistance of a dearest friend who understands contracts, Google is my friend, and the hugely helpful information and templates given in "Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists" by Tad Crawford, I drew up my contract. What a gem this little book is, thank you Tad… Continue reading… 1 comment

To see the exhibition of abstract american painters circa 1940 - 1960. This exhibition is vast and with far too many paintings to absorb in one visit. (A topic for a future blog, do museums curate such large exhibits in order to bring people back and make more money?). As a very figurative painter myself, I've always had issues with understanding abstract art and mostly have to follow my gut. For instance, I completely feel the genius of a Jackson Pollock but in an entirely subjective way. The passion shows through in his paintings but the paintings themselves don't make sense to me. I am a lot more comfortable with De Kooning's more figurative works as well as his colour palette. Painters like Barnett Newman leave me confused and uncomfortable… Continue reading… 11 comments

Gitana Rosa Gallery Presents: HUNG Checking Out the Contemporary Male Opening Reception: Friday, September 17, 7-10PM September 17 __" October 16, 2010 To kick off the fall season, Williamsburg__™s Gitana Rosa Gallery, refracts the male gaze. Hung, a multimedia exhibition, hones in on the male nude. A heroic figure in Greek, Roman and Renaissance art, the male nude proves more fascinating than ever. Whether it is relegated to obscurity or exalted past recognition, men__™s bodies continue to challenge both men__™s and women__™s perceptions. Love them or hate them, Hung__™s male nudes tease the line between the sensuous and the glaringly obvious to present a nuanced portrait of the contemporary male… Continue reading… 0 comments

This image is by artist Miriam West who sells her original artwork in Union Square Park in New York City. This is Miriam's livlihoood and for ten years, it was my livelihood too. I became an artist by selling my work on the street in Soho and then for the last three years until last summer in Union Square. I not only survived monetarily, I also made important contacts with galleries, publications and clients who now support me from all over the world. Now the parks department, backed by Mayor Bloomberg want to sterilize our parks and limit the number of artists selling in the parks… Continue reading… 4 comments