Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp

Wednesday, February 29, 2012



I shipped off artwork to NY & Brooklyn.

I am taking part in the "The Meal". A project sponsored by the Art House Co-Op and theBrooklyn Art Library. The project is meant to bring about awareness and support for Action Against Hunger.

The second NY based show is Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church. This event will be at Leslie-Lohman Annex, part of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

This Friday I'll have a drawing at the Morris Levy gallery for LUPEC's salute to women in art history. 3634 Penn Ave. 7-11pm.

And of course the big show is at GalleriE Chiz also this Friday in Shadyside. I worked very hard on this show. I created 15 paintings in under 30 days. So, I hope there is a good turn out.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012


New Show

A collection of work inspired by current events and the multitude of issues that have reached a boiling point world wide. Handmade Book art by Joan Iverson Goswell and paintings by Sam Thorp

Gallery Opening: Friday March 2 5:30pm- to 8:30pm.
Check it out before Unblurred.

Sam Thorp has created a series of paintings inspired by current events and the multitude of issues that have reached a boiling point world wide.
Perhaps, this is a good time to re- examine many traditional beliefs; everything from freedom and equality, to what constitutes a “human right”, all the way down to standards of beauty and even gender roles. What ideas do we hold onto? What ideas do we change or modify for the better? Should these principles and beliefs be more inclusive or exclusive?
The style of these acrylic paintings are influenced by comic books, graphic design and pop art applied to classical figurative anatomy. The situations are presented in the body language of the human figure. Individual likeness and specific details are minimized to make it more open ended to the viewer. Many works provoke the viewer into making assumptions. As the viewer fills in the blanks they can then examine their own responses.


Sunday, February 12, 2012



so busy today I forgot the Art drop off for PERSAD.
I guess i won't be part of the art auction this year.
Oh well, I've been having a change of heart about art charity anyway.

Saturday, February 11, 2012



"I just wanted to say thank you so much for adding a wonderful drawing in
addition to the 2 drawings I bought from you. It was a pleasant surprise. I
love your artwork. You are so creative and talented. You don't see too
many artists using the markers as another form of art expression. I love
how you used different colors in different areas of the bodies and how the
colors compliment each other. You're a genius. I can't wait to frame your
masterpieces soon. Thanks again for a surprise gift. It was so thoughtful of
you. I really appreciate it.
Best Regards, M"

It never hurts to throw in some extra drawings....

Friday, February 10, 2012


Logo design

Leslie Lohman was looking for a new logo. I submitted my design:

The two "L"'s make for a picture frame. Hopefully they like it.

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Thursday, February 09, 2012



Couple of showis coming up in March.
A big one, very big one at Gallery Chiz.
I'm keeping the work secret for now. But it should be good.
Very good.

I also agreed to add a piece into a show run by LUPEC in March.
Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails.
And we need to save those cocktails.
They are doing in a show in honor of Women's History Month. So the show is all women.
Some criticism has already arisen accusing this as tokenism or reverse discrimination.
I disagree, but I'll stay out of the politics because i like working with LUPEC.
But I suppose if a better solution must be found, one could do a show with a Women's art history theme and open it up to everyone. Everyone would have to do a piece about a Woman (Artist or model or what have you) that did something great but got the short shrift in her lifetime.
An idea for a future show I suppose.

Sunday, February 05, 2012


Donnie's Psychobabble at the GLCC

I've been organizing some show for the GLCC.
It has it's challenges but it think it benefits both the art community and the GLCC.

next show is the work of Donnie Toomer.
Donnie will focus on world perspectives,coping mechanisms & our self- generated realities. The desire to be wanted and accepted is an inherent part of human consciousness, but how does one shape themselves if they only encounter negativity? The work will be a culmination of Donnie's own exploring, self- depreciation and coping.
Light refreshements served.
Show runs to March 24th.

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