I’m late posting new pieces this month, but it has been a creatively productive past few weeks for me.
Lots of abstracts have flown from my brushes this month. My art tends to move towards abstract expression as my mind works through complex emotion. And it’s been quite a month of that. Honestly, it’s been almost a full year of that.
I’ve also resumed a bit of watercolour painting this month. It’s like coming back to a conversation with an old friend when I pick up my watercolour brushes and tubes to put them to work.
As the weather warms and the flowers and trees start bursting forth I think my palette will probably veer back to the bright and bold. In the interim between winter and spring, though, I keep bouncing back and forth between broody and energetic.
We’re only 8 days in to the New Year, and it’s already been one for the history books. Who would’ve thought things could get any weirder after 2020??
Despite, or perhaps due to, the craziness in our world I’ve been finding great solace in my studio. My New Year goal for my art was to continue expanding my scope and increasing my scale. I’ve just completed 2 large scale works that I’ve immensely enjoyed the process of creating.
Contact me if you’d like to schedule a viewing time to see these in my home studio.
I’ve been busy for the last half of November working on some fun commission pieces that I can’t share yet, but will after the holidays!
Our theme for the December show at North Park Gallery is “Meliorism,” the belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment. This year has definitely challenged that belief for many of us, but pressing on and working towards that goal is vital. As we end 2020, I find myself hopeful for a unified 2021 in which we all work together to make the world better for all.
I’ve got five new pieces coming to North Park Gallery for December ’20. I’m not sure I’ll have any more of these mixed media pieces coming, so this is likely the last batch in this style.
This latest series of mixed media pieces I’ve completed Summer through Fall of 2020. This year has held more than its share of twists, disappointments, heartache, and also opportunities for growth.
While Covid-19 has ravaged the world and cancelled so many plans we had for this year, my family and I have been at home, mostly. We occupied much of our time from Spring through Fall with tending our family gardens. We expanded our fruit and vegetable plots this year and had bountiful harvests. We’ve tended our flower gardens and experimented with growing new plants. We’ve loved all of the new blooms we’ve watched develop; we have greatly enjoyed having lots of bird and insect species visit our plants.
Naturally, my artwork has been inspired by the work we’ve done gardening. Each piece in this series tells a story from this year. Some unexpected, some disappointing, some hopeful, some weary. Overall, I hope they inspire. 2020 has been one for the history books. But, it’s also provided me opportunity to be a year for growth and exploring new art mediums. Enjoy.
“Dahlia’s Final Gift”, 16×24 Mixed Media, $875
“Dahlia #2”, 8×8 Mixed Media, SOLD
“Dahlia #1”, 8×8 Mixed Media, $125
“Transparency”, 16×16 Mixed Media, $385
“Coffee With a View”, 24×30 Mixed Media, $1585
“Tulips and Daisies”, 21×24 Framed Mixed Media, $500