Sunday, January 17, 2010


Painting by Laura Sullivan of Grace Church

Feeling under the weather today, in bed all day, however just helping a good friend get the word out for a really, great event happening in Honesdale:

Sunday, January 24 from 5-7PM (Snow date Sunday 1/31 from 1-3PM)
Grace Episcopal Church
827 Church Street , Honesdale , Pennsylvania
Suggested donation $10 at the door.

Three local musicians, Janet Burgan, Stephen Faubel and Kazzrie Jaxen have teamed up to play a concert to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti . Stephen and Kazzrie will be performing on Grace's beautiful 1903 Steinway Model O baby grand piano. Janet will be singing and playing guitar. Please join us and make a difference for our Haitian brothers and sisters. Come for part or all of the concert. Let's show Haiti that Honesdale cares!!

All donations will be sent to Episcopal Relief & Development.

Episcopal Relief & Development has disbursed emergency funding for its program partner, the Diocese of Haiti, to help meet immediate needs such as food, water and shelter. The agency is standing ready to support the Diocese with post-earthquake recovery and rebuilding efforts and is partnering with the Diocese of the Dominican Republic to coordinate efforts that can be administered from the border areas. The Diocese already has staff in place and relationships with the Episcopal priests across the border. As communications and access improve, Episcopal Relief & Development will continue to provide updates.

If you are unable to attend this concert please assist those suffering in the wake of this disaster donating to the Haiti Fund online or call 1.800.334.7626 1.800.334.7626 ext. 5129 or by mail at P.O. Box 7058 , Merrifield , VA 22116-7058

Monday, January 11, 2010

Pray for Matthys Abas

Photo of Matthys Abas painter; and his work Morning Fog.

Today Matthys Abas is in surgery,
Wishing him a speedy recovery!
Please keep him in your prayers.

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Create, Explore, Have fun with Art!

Artist: Charles G. Woods
Whom I admire for his continual “childlike” exploration of modern Art; Having fun with Art, and loosing up; just enjoying the creative process.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, January 8, 2010

Unfortunately; Due to the weather; the Gallery is closed today!

Distinguished Artist: Pat Baker Smith
This saw blade is just a small sample of her amazing painting.
We will now be taking orders for custom sign work!

Jewelry: Different Drummer; Exclusive line of jewelry just for the Philip Hone Gallery.

Every winter,
When the great sun has turned his face away,
The earth goes down into a vale of grief,
And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables,
Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay -
Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
~Charles Kingsley

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Richard Zodda

God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. ~Author Unknown

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996

The big freeze & snow are continuing their journey towards
Pennsylvania today and with that…
I thought these paintings would be the perfect post today!

The artist is Richard Zodda.
Richard was classically trained in Italy;
Universitas Calluccio Salutati and attended the Art Students League, NYC.
Bachelor’s Degree from Hofstra University and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School.
Credentials aside;
I love, love his work!
His paintings hang in Galleries across the nation and in Europe.
I am so grateful to have him here with us!
Wonderfully unique, bright, bold colors capture peaceful nature scenes with ease.

Remember to Create & Inspire!

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Estanides Gomez

Artist: Estanides Gomez

I would like to welcome Estanides Gomez to the Philip Hone Gallery!
This talented young artist has become a local favorite in just mere months.
He was born in the Dominican Republic.
Educated in Wayne, New Jersey (my old neighborhood), and currently working as a freelance artist for children's books, graphic novels, and the gaming industry!
I am fond of the tranquil beauty found within each of his watercolor paintings.
Passionate and driven best describes Estanides, whom I hope to have as part of our gallery for years to come!
It was a pleasure meeting him & his treasured family; so sweet and kind!

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Charles G. Woods

Artwork by: Charles Gregory Woods

The words of Fancis Bacon:

Picasso was the first person to produce figurative paintings which overturned the rules of appearance; he suggested appearance without using the usual codes, without respecting the representational truth of form, but using a breath of irrationality instead, to make representation stronger and more direct; so that form could pass directly from the eye to the stomach without going through the brain.

You see, painting has now become, or all art has now become completely a game, by which man distracts himself. What is fascinating actually is, that it's going to become much more difficult for the artist, because he must really deepen the game to become any good at all.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Chip Forelli

Sweet, sweet surprises ~ There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.
It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder~ Charles Morgan

Friday, January 1, 2010

Carolyn Duke

We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Artist: Carolyn Duke of Duke Pottery

You must do the thing
you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt