In my new series of paintings, Bliss and Other Stories, I continue to investigate connection to place and self in my layered abstract landscapes. Inspired by my personal and emotional connection to the high Sierra, my new work is a tribute to the peace and freedom nature brings in times of hardship.
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Bliss and Other Stories
June 1 – 27, 2021
First Thursday: June 3, gallery open 5:30-8:30pm│Artist will be present
Artist Reception: Friday, June 4, 5:30-8:30 at the Gallery
Online Artists’ Talk: Sunday, June 20, 11am │ Zoom
During my exhibition Low Tide, I’ll be exhibiting a collection of ten small landscape studies inspired by my travels to Monterey Bay California. I began getting ready for my upcoming December 2019 show at Waterstone Gallery by painting in several different sketchbooks following my trip last spring. I filled pages with blocks of color and loose brushstrokes, not giving much thought to color combinations and composition but at the same time trying to capture the essence of this magical coastline.
Sometimes it take a few tries to get a painting right and even then I’m not totally convinced it’s finished. But I usually know when to just stop working on a painting, right or not. This new piece, A Strange and BeautifulString of Jewels, went through a few awkward stages and a few sublime stages and here we are. Come see it in my December show Low Tideat Waterstone Gallery.
In my December 2019 exhibition, Low Tide at Waterstone Gallery, I continue to investigate one’s connection to place and self in my abstract landscape paintings. Inspired by my personal and emotional connection to the turquoise blue coastline of Northern California, I revisit family history in an effort to understand the ebb and flow of memory, migration and the ocean’s tides. The exhibit runs from December 3 – 29.
This past weekend I was honored to support Sitka Center for Art and Ecology by participating in their annual art fundraiser extravaganza. I had the pleasure of teaching there several years ago as well as take a summer workshop – it is a magical place. Nestled in a cove, just south of Neskowin on the Oregon coast, classrooms open onto meadow views with the ocean surf just audible in the background. A truly inspiring place to make art!
Join us at Waterstone Gallery to explore the many ways artists interpret the idea of place and discover how we connect with our surroundings – be it geographically, spiritually or emotionally. Help us celebrate on Wednesday May 1 and May 2 from 5-8.
During my show Earthquake Weather, I’ll be exhibiting Shift, a collection of nine small sketchbook paintings. I started painting in several different sketchbooks last spring as a way to use up leftover paint from my larger paintings. I filled up pages with blocks of color and loose brushstrokes, not giving much thought to color combinations, composition or anything at all really. Freeing my mind from content and expectation, I worked quickly and loosely – something new for me. This shift in my practice allowed me to approach my larger paintings with a fresh mindset.