Saturday, April 13, 2013

New work on my website

Hello, I've posted a few new pieces to my website The originals are available as well as prints you can order through the site.

From the Solo Show

I had my first Solo Show March 15th at the Main Street Gallery in East Nashville. The space was amazing and the process of setting up the show went really well. I was really proud of how it all came together and grateful for the help and support I received from my friends. I measured success from the show in that people I didn't know came to see my work. Having family and friends take time out of their day to come see my work and give me support was amazing but having people who came out specifically to see my work was so unbelievable. I was really happy to be able to share my work with so many people. Thank you for stopping by and I will post again with my next show information.

Friday, January 25, 2013

New Work and My First Solo Show

I am very excited to announce that I will be having my very first solo show! March 15th there will be an opening reception from 6-9pm. The show will be up until March 20th. You can view my work at the Main Street Gallery located in the Parosouth Creative Building 625 Main St. Nashville, TN. There is plenty of parking located around the building. I'm hoping to find a musician to perform and there will be snacks and refreshments. I am very excited about this opportunity and taking the next step in my career.
I wanted the body of work that I am showing to be cohesive so I am focusing on Alaska as my subject matter. When I lived in Alaska I was so inspired by the scenery that I started painting again after a long hiatus. Painting for me is a very important part of my life and something that is necessary to my overall well-being. Living in Alaska was a real turning point in my life and although its now in the past I still look to those experiences as motivation to keep painting and keep searching for my path to happiness. Sometimes we are our own road blocks. I chose Bound as the title for the show because for a single word it has very many different ways to be used and all of them I feel reflect the struggle I have with myself. I am hoping that painting will continue to be the respite that I need but also be the force to get me where I want to go.
Here are two in process pictures of what is currently on my easel. This is an image I took during my flight seeing tour over Denali National Park. I have always loved aerial images and am very happy to capture the patterns created by the glaciers and the passage of time. I hope you'll come back to see how it is progressing.

The first image is after about an hour of work setting up and outlining the main shapes.

The second image is when I started to lose light. I was able to work in the clouds and I am pretty happy with how they are coming along. I do have a little more to adjust but that will happen eventually.