In spite of all the changes and uncertianties taking place all around us - one thing is clear: art is a catalyst for growth. Art allows an outlet for inner reflection, fosters new ways of thinking, and encourages compassion and connection.
I am happy and honored to contribute "Fearless Abstract Painting" to Kimball Art Center's fundraiser: Celebrating Creativity through Art in 2020.
When you merge with big talent, your work gets installed at the historic Imperial Hotel in Park City, Utah. Take a peak inside one of Main Street’s most treasured buildings after the renovation:
Incorporating collage, newspapers & paint scrapers to create simulated marks of age & wear during our 2-day "Fearless" Distressed Mixed Media Workshop at Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah.
I am smitten by this pretty little pair!
Sometimes it's the small and simple things that make the biggest impact. Painting on a small surface has always been extremely challenging for me. In fact, these canvasses are torn in several places, and tell the story of an initial battle. Eventually, the battle turned into a dance, and a harmonious, loving relationship ensued. I am constantly fascinated how the best canvases become an artist's mirror.
Left to right: Everyday Poetics & Shed Light, acrylic & mixed media on canvas 24"H x 18"W
Join me and a host of talented creatives for the Holliday Group Show at 15th Street Gallery on November 20th. I am thrilled to reveal my new series of paintings!
"I feel like I am walking on the surface of one of my paintings: the vast pools of salt, the crunching of bones beneath my feet, the near-solid foam on the beach, and the brine flies moving in tandem in a frenzied body of unified color. For me, there is no better way to pay homage to the sacred land we thread upon, than to infuse the environment into my work namely: iron-rich Utah dirt, salt for the Great Salt Lake, copper power, plaster, repurposed paint, and local newspapers. I am inspired by nature's pairings of texture, color combinations, and the way that it uses water to cut, carve, blend, build, feed and destroy."
I am honored that one of my paintings was selected to participate in this iconic juried exhibition. Through artistic expression, we enhance our capacity to build awareness about our environment and our need to preserve and protect it for the future.
Featuring Utah County's finest builders, developers and designers. Showcasing innovative ideas and the newest trends in interior design. Thanks to Sage Homes & CopperHaus Design for featuring my paintings in this year's Salt Lake Parade of Homes.
October 10 & 11, 2020
Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
For more information & to register: https://kimballartcenter.org/classes/explore-fearless-abstract-painting-workshop-sold-out-duplicate-1/
The importance of the nature for both our personal wellbeing and global prosperity has never been clearer. By infusing the environment into my paintings; namely salt, soil and bark, I invite the viewer to explore themes of home, belonging and preservation. If home is where the heart is, then by its most literal definition, home is where we are.
New Series | Coming Fall 2020
It is an honor and a privilege to be a working artist at any time. But especially at this time. Day one of a SOLD OUT 2-day Fearless Abstract Painting workshop in Park City, Utah. We needed this. I needed this.
Painting can be surprising. It has the tendency to generate a lot of "movement" inside of us. It has the capacity to create flow where there was none. This can feel uncomfortable, and at times and it can generate tears. But growth is good if we are going to stretch into becoming the best versions of ourselves. Fear begets fear. Power begets power. When we confront and work through our fears, we increase in self confidence, compassion and understating for ourselves and for each other.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.