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.