I'll be cutting out of work early today to head up to Burlington, VT for this year's Arthop festivities. Arthop is a huge arts festival, sponsored by SEABA (South End Arts and Business Association) that I've been participating in for the past 5 years or so. Artist's show their work in businesses all over Burlington's South End, which is Burlington's old part of town, and just happens to be where I grew up. It is a massive event. Last year I must have had 2000 people view my work and sold quite a bit. Over the years I've met a ton of people who are interested in my work. This is a great opportunity for me to get out of the studio, meet some people and try to make some sales without the dreaded gallery commission. This year I'm pleased to be hosted by Propeller Media Works that is housed in an old refurbushed warehouse, not far from Lake Champlain. I have what amounts to my own gallery space where I'll be showing a mixture of watercolors and acrylics, some 30 paintings in all. Here is a quick preview of some of my newer paintings.