Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Preparing to dive

As I search for ways to settle back in to my practice, I decided to re-work some of the small abstract studies I had in my studio with woodblock prints that I created for the commission I just did. It was fun playing with combining the abstraction and the imagery, but I am eager to finish building and priming my canvases so that I can dive back into my practice where I paused prior to graduation. I still have a lot to discover about "Home" as I continue to move toward the horizon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tree and friends

This is one panel of a commission that I finished today. This section is 32" x 40". It incorporates several woodblock prints of birds and branches inspired by my clients' beautiful yard.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Two of five 7" x 11" works on paper that will be hanging in the Grand Rapids UICA exhibition celebrating the opening of their brand-new space!


MFA Graduate Exhibit, University Hall Gallery, Cambridge, MA

After three weeks away from Seattle, which included graduating from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University with my MFA, visiting family, and vacationing on the East Coast, I am once again home in Seattle where my strawberries are blooming like mad despite the unseasonably cool weather, and I am getting back into the thick of my Practice.

Highlights of the trip include having a painting selected by the President of Lesley University to hang for one year in his home where he entertains University guests, truly enjoying giving my very well-received artist-talk, having a painting in the BYC exhibit, taking a glider lesson in Florida, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and exploring the islands of New England via ferry and tandem bicycle.

What is next?