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.
I was honored to be included in this event – a storytelling variety show. Among the other storytellers were a comedian; a singer; a Guerilla Girl; a flutist. This is a picture of me telling the story of Hurricane Katrina from the eyes of a native New Orleanian, and sharing my paintings, The Katrina Trilogy
This event, on Sunday October 16 at 7:30 pm, will be its second annual occurrence. This unique event will take place at Theater on the Square, 627 Massachusetts Ave., downtown Indianapolis. I will be showing my Katrina Trilogy and telling the story of Katrina from my perspective as a native New Orleanian and a clinical social worker living and working with chronically mentally ill adults at the time of Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2005. I will talk about how the tragedy still affected me 10 years later, and led to the first step in my career as a professional artist.
Here is the program:
Performances- no particular order
- Mary Armstrong- Smith- Hope story or Bigot story
- Christy Warren- Song /story- Cut
- Matt Fogleman- Story, theme undecided
- Pamela O’Brien- visual art and story about Hurricane Katrina
- Katie Duffy Sim- Story about Vacation with husband
- Zach Ramsey- Song/Story- Proud of your boy
- Roger Roe- Oboe/Story
- Ivory Fleurtini- Portrait
- Minnie Ryder- Mommy burlesque
- Sara Jones-Dockery- Visual- Dick pics/ Censorship
If you are in Indianapolis and looking for something unique to do on a Sunday evening, please come by. It’s $10 at the door, 18 and over.
The premiere event for the Women of Indianapolis Arts took place last night, October 8, 2016, with art exhibitions by yours truly, as well as other talented female-identifying artists in the Indianapolis area. It was a huge success with a great turnout of all ages. Our website is now public and will be a source of information about what this dynamic group is doing, and provides individual bios for female artists in the area. http://womenofindyarts.com/artists-1/
Check it out and if you’re looking for a female artist for a particular project, (and it’s not in my repertoire, haha) look there first.
The Stutz Artists Association has once again included me in one of their fantastic exhibits. This one is called Secret Doors and was designed to make art more accessible and relevant to children. All of the works of art are displayed at the eye level of a child. This exhibit will take place through October at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, on W. 10th St. in downtown Indianapolis. Check it out. This is the son of a friend of mine checking out my painting in the back ground: Doors and Ghosts. I had fun with little kids last night seeing how many ghosts they could find in the painting!
We took a trip to the panhandle of Florida over Labor Day weekend and the week after; specifically to Pensacola and Grayton Beach. Having grown up (some might argue that) in New Orleans, I spent ma…
Source: Sunrise Through Sea Oats
I have hundreds of photographs of scenes I want to paint, some of which are still beyond my skill level. The one above, though, is exactly the kind of landscape I love to paint. It was sent to me by my sister of some pine trees near Grayton Beach, FL. I can’t wait to finish the one I’m doing now and start on this!