My friend and fellow Indianapolis artist Kat Silver asked me if I would be interested in doing some collaborations for a local exhibit. I absolutely LOVE her work, so I jumped at the chance. She is a very skilled artist with a wonderful sense of whimsy, so we decided I would do the background landscapes, which are what I do best, and she would finish it with people, animals, etc., depending on what the piece looks like it needs. I can’t wait to see what we come up with. I think my part is finished, and now Kat will add her lighthearted magic!
Here’s the start of part 2:
Edible Schoolyard is a fantastic program at First Line charter schools in New Orleans. The kids are involved in every level of planning and maintaining the gardens, and the food is prepared at their cafeterias, where young folks interested in the culinary arts can work with local chefs to prepare the foods they have grown and harvested. Their online auction is open for bidding, and there are some fantastic hand painted watering cans for bid, including one by yours truly. Check it out:
I’m getting close to finishing this big boy: 30″ x 40″- another one inspired by New Orleans news anchor and photographer John Snell. I hope to have it ready for exhibit at Art of The Ages at The Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis. The opening reception is tomorrow evening from 6:00-9:00. Come by and say hello!
I will be one of the vendors at this fun spring event! Below are some of the paintings that will be for sale, if they’re not sold before then! Please come out and join us.
Location: The Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 2720 East 86th St (Keystone at the Crossing)
April 8, 2017: Easter Egg Hunt, food, games, bouncy houses and other fun family activities. Please come join us and check out all the unique, original art for sale!
I just finished and signed this 12 x 24″ acrylic on canvas. It’s from a photograph by Ohio artist and photographer Shannon Godby, who has generously given me his permission to use the photo for inspiration. It was fun experimenting with glaze.
This is the most recent update. I’m fairly pleased with it so far!
I’m excited to say that this painting was accepted for the upcoming RED exhibit at the Raymond James Stutz Gallery in Indianapolis. This my first juried exhibit, and my third exhibit at the Stutz Gallery in downtown Indianapolis. It will be for sale after the exhibit. If you’re in the area, come by on Friday, February 3rd. The address is 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis IN 46202.
In keeping with my resolution to really focus on my art this year, I’ve tried a new approach to a painting, and I’m experimenting with glazing. I’m probably not doing it right, but I think it’s something that requires practice. I also signed up for a teaching course on the business side of being a professional artist. I’m hoping the investment is worthwhile and can get me more exposure, and of course, more sales. I’m hoping to have at least one of these three paintings in the Stutz exhibit for February, and I’ll have some of my art at Sacred Roots Midwifery and Birth Center for the next few months. Wish me luck.
I’ll keep you posted!
I’m full of creative ideas right now, and very excited about approaching painting in different ways. An old dear friend mentioned to me recently that she loves my abstract paintings more than any others. Most of the paintings I’ve done to sell or to give as gifts have been of landscapes that have special meaning to the recipient, but the ones that have been the most fun for me have been the abstracts. Here’s to a new year of painting! This is a work in progress inspired by a photograph by one of my favorite New Orleans photographers, John Snell, who has graciously given me permission to use his photographs. Check out his work. You will understand why people have a hard time leaving Louisiana.
Mini paintings make fantastic gifts. A little touch of original art that is reasonably priced and very transportable makes a unique statement that will add to the personal touches of someone’s home or office. Send me a favorite photograph of a flower, tree or landscape and I will create something just for you. At this point, I could not guarantee it would be ready before Christmas, but think about birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, or the best of all: a gift for no apparent reason.
I am SO excited. I found out today that this painting has been accepted for the exhibit of women’s art called “Home.” The cherry on top was the email I got today from Frank Relle, of Frank Relle Photography, who told me he loves the painting that was inspired by one of his photographs.