Where have I been?
Moving after living in one place for 23 years. Preparing for an estate sale to sell off my previous antique business merchandise along with most everything in the house. Knee surgery due to moving. Traveling. Then throw in the birth of an adorable Granddaughter named Molly and it all makes sense.
I am very happy with my new studio in my new home all thanks to Craig and our friend Alan. Hours of assembly required for clever IKEA storage carts, new tables and a new easel. All very good things to make the room as efficient as possible. It is not the large space I had hoped for and it does not encourage large messy painting…but the outdoors beckons for large projects.
It is an honor to have two of my new pieces receive recognition. “A Mum for Mondrian” is a large acrylic joyful painting that was honored with a first place win in the Juried Irving Art Association’s Member show. This painting was inspired by Mondrian’s lovely mum paintings. While Mondrian’s paintings were soft and delicate, my work turned into a large impressionistic painting full of color. Color continues to be a wonder to work with and it will continue to challenge me in exciting ways forever.
“Dancing Colors” is an abstract color project. My passion for delicate line work threads its way through the work while soft pastels in abstract shapes play across the canvas. It was a joy to paint and I am honored to have it accepted in the CAC’s upcoming 2017 Annual Membership Exhibition at the Mary Tomás Gallery in the Dallas Design District.
Jurors are Mary Tomás of Mary Tomás Gallery, Donald Fowler, Director of Retail at the Nasher Store, and Reid Robinson, Community Arts Advocate.
Opening Reception Saturday, August 5th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm http://marytomasgallery.com
Sept 2nd: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery