New painting! A large-scale commission painting for a very special client. The client saw a small painting I posted to Instagram, and commissioned me to paint a similar, much larger rendition.
The new moon comes early for me this month! A reminder, and an invitation to set deliberate intentions; sowing them just like the way we would sow seeds in a garden. Nurturing, trusting and allowing the process to eventually sprout, root and grow.
What we think about is a preview of what's to come. I honestly believe that the mind is that powerful. This is a feeling universe. We create not only what we think about - we create what we feel.
It's inevitable. We paint who we are.
I am so excited about this large-scale painting! Navigating this surface today to find the balance and the beauty between areas of calm and distress, feels to me like a kind of moving mediation. Breathing, observing, allowing, embracing and letting go of what I think "should be" vs "what is".
What do you think about this?
I used to think that resilience meant to be steadfast, rigid and immovable. What I've come to understand is that resilience is much more fluid. Being able to ebb, flow and adapt to the rapidly changing circumstances all around us. This is true strength. This is true resilience. Announcing a new series of paintings called "Practicing Eternity" on view at 15th Street Gallery
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:
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
"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.
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
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.