Ever since I was a teen starting art school I was impressed with and dreamed about the display of my Art in large clean white well lighted spaces of museums.
I attended the opening at the Chihuly Museum early to be in the space to grab a pic of myself with my painting in this beautiful space.
The Bob Blockburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC gave me such a great foundation in the collaborative process to learn fine art printmaking. among artists that it is with joy I will re visit the experience by sharing with the world a PMW of my own. I plan it to be in Bob's tradition. I built a website for the school that I hope will honor Bob by reaching out for World Peace , beginning with China. The concept is being worked out with help from my team and I am very grateful. Please take a look at the new website here https://artsundance.com/
The weather is so perfect here in May that I took to my River in the backpark and kayaked off into the beauty. Painting plein-air.
This is Diana, the Huntress. She is to give strength to the young woman of our society. She is strong and confident, accompanied by her hunting hound (my neighbors German Shepard, "Ranger"). The house across the lake (Lake Hiawatha in Syracuse NY) is 113 Elosie Terrace where I lived my childhood. Behind the park is "the Back Park" a place of freedom where I was allowed to walk, dream and be a child among the magic of the place.
Very happy and grateful to be taking the co starters class for Artists trough a collaboration between TEc Garage at St Pete College and Creative Pinellus. I have a goal of consistency in my production and even have come to terms with the fact that I am creating a product that has a specific costumer. Canvases are the same size 36" x 36". created with an awareness of the amount of hours each has taken .
The idea of studies for paintings are really tests in my spirit. Am I interested enough in this to bring it into a painting. Will others see a story they are interested in? Studies may have elements of painting buy they lack something...still valued but different.
The projects don't end .... on to another.
The Team I have been forming is working hard along side me to promote my artwork.
It's not that I haven't tried, I just get sidetracked back into my paintings and the fun part of an art career- making creative art.
I am using this image as the 1st one to ask my focus group to give their input onto in the mind meister software. I now have a writer by my side that can compile the thoughts into beautiful explanations. I have tried stories and copy of all sorts but feel this new effort will be very fruitful.
Here is the picture I chose because I is one that will be in a show in a professional art gallery in Washington DC in May.
A new theme event and a chance for any who missed the Nov. Art Open Studio, please join us !
This opossum attacked my chickens. The Rooster stepped in but got battered. When I frantically tried to shoo it from the coop-- opossum turned toward me!
Yes the poor creature would have killed the chickens and would have hurt me too; had to take it's life. I feel bad as I know all God's creatures have a golden side, a useful side. Opossums, as I researched, eat a multitude of Ticks. They keep the Lyme disease from the tick born virus away from us.
There is nothing better then being around other artists and art lovers especially when in a spirit of comradery. I enjoyed this group show that Ann Marie Cash Levasseur created, and hope I am invited to again next year.
Someone asked for a picture of my collaboration piece to be posted so here it is along with some fun PR pics.
Working on my "Top Secret" painting for the following show this fall. I am excited to invite people to what will be a really fun opening.
Surrealism is big around here, with a Salvatore Dali museum in St Pete and the site below shows how the Surrealism Game is game on!
This was my part- click below too for more from the show
- Diaz Family- Ashley, Mason and Julio. Pastel 30" x 40". I find making people happy with my art is rewarding. I guess I have been avoiding portrait commissions because I want to chose whom I draw or paint. This is a little silly as most of those that ask me I already know and like. These two people are a loving couple that I have had the pleasures to know for a while in their professions in the Healing Art. When little Mason came on the scene it was a time of great excitement and joy. I hope they like this portrait.
I have yet to tell people that I will do more portraits. Please give me a shout via the contact info here and we can speak by phone of your portrait request.