In short, my father's death expedited my bucket list. I realized in a very personal, very intense sort of way that none of us know how much time we have left, and life could slip away quite unexpectedly at any moment.
As a result, I decided to do some serious soul searching, make a list, and channel all of my energy into accomplishing my life's unique purpose with newfound vigor, focus and intensity.
Creating a series of sculptural paintings is one of those goals.
Peeling back the layers. Seeing deeper into ourselves. Sculptural paintings made with plaster, newspaper and repurposed paint. Each painting is imbued with a mantra for mindfulness.
BIG. AMAZING. WONDERFUL things are happening at Workshop SLC and I am so happy to be a part of it!
Here is a short story about contrast:
Renting an art studio is a big deal. I am extremely cognizant that we become (whether we like it or not!) the people we spend the majority of our time with.
Painting is communion & community. COMMUNION because we get the chance to connect with Source to channel and manifest creativity through form, and COMMUNITY because painting is so much fun when it's a team sport.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to have taught a 2-day ZOOM workshop last weekend. My fear in resisting ZOOM as a viable platform for teaching and learning were completely unfounded. We were able to get so close, so deep, so fast!
This photo represents our paintings in progress after our first day together. Thank you to everyone who participated. Thank you Healdsburg Art Center in California for creating the opportunity.
Join us for my next ZOOM workshop April 24 & 25 through Arts Benica, CA. For more information & to register:
My most challenging commission panting to date! How else are we to grow if we remain within the preconceived boundaries we have created for ourselves? We miss 100% of the shots we don’t take.
A sense of place.
Bringing the outride in.
An homage to the environment in which they were created.
The paintings in this series were made using: iron-rich Utah dirt, salt from The Great Salt Lake, metallic powders, plaster, repurposed paint, and local newspapers. All works available at 15th Street Gallery
I love creating custom paintings that are in complete harmony with a client's space. These tiny triptychs were made for a gorgeous remodel in one of Salt Lake City's most iconic neighborhoods: The Avenues.
Quite often, I have privy to the space (in all it's beautiful chaos) during the construction/remodel process. I love this! I feel such a huge sense of honor and responsibility to get it right, and contribute my particular hand to a client's home sanctuary.
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.