The culmination of 3 glorious days of Fearless Abstract Painting could not have ended on a better note. Thank you. For showing up, for opening up, for sharing, for being vulnerable, for encouraging and supporting each other, for the laughter, for the tears, for the breakthroughs, for the Timbit doughnuts, and most of all, for allowing me to do what I love.
Metallic paints, powders & gold leaf with a twist.
Use nature as a starting point to choose colours & composition, apply paint with the roller, use water as a blending tool, manipulate the canvas, allow the process to evolve into ideas, use paper towels to lift colour and add texture, learn why there is so much fear in art, tap in and channel our own creative source, paint like a kid again, learn how to use modelling paste & gel mediums to add texture, use sand, salt & sawdust to make our own mediums, use the sun as a drying tool, getting out of our own way, and last but certainly not least, a little bit of wonder woman to carry us through.
Announcing not just One, but TWO Fearless Abstract Painting Retreats this Summer: July 11 - 15, 2016 in Vancouver Island, British Columbia & July 18 - 22, 2016 in Red Deer, Alberta. Painting Retreats not your thing? Join me for 2-days of Fearless Art Marketing and learn how to transform your creations into dollar bills, so that you can buy more paint, canvasses, shoes and maybe even quit your day job.
Another SOLD OUT Fearless Abstract Painting workshop using metallic paints, powders & gold leaf. My heart is full of happy. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do what I love. This also marks the greatest amount of times that a student has taken one of my workshops: Ten!
If you missed this workshop, join me for 5-days of Fearless Abstract Painting w/ Metallics during this year's Summer Series in Red Deer, AB. Classes sell out early, so please register for your spot.
Spring began with a glorious challenge: The 8.5 feet X 10 feet (102 in X 120 in) painting is my largest commission to date. This is a challenge because my studio is barely big enough to accommodate a painting this size. The fact that I am getting paid to do what I love? That's why this is glorious.
My interview with Gavin's Underground for Salt Lake City Weekly, including my advice for anyone thinking about doing art full-time, and how I spend my first art show shaking in my boots, and chain smoking in the back of the building.
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.