Wednesday, July 8, 2015
My first ever solo show will open this Friday, July 10th at Powder Mountain Ski Resort in Utah, as part of the Summit Series. A Layered Approach is an in depth exploration into my process as an artist and a person. Each layer of my encaustic paintings is an integral part of the whole piece, just like every experience along my path has made me who I am. I am honored to be a guest, a speaker and an Artist in Residence for the Summit Series. ALSO many, many thanks to Gallery MAR for making this happen and being my handler/agent/friend. More pics to follow next week after the show. Above is the outdoor Mirror Gallery at Powder Mountain, in which 7 of my latest works will be debuting this week! I am so incredibly thrilled about this opportunity, the gorgeous outdoor gallery I'm showing in and the chance to wander around Powder Mountain for awhile.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Creating a body of work is entirely different than making just one painting. A thread must connect the paintings together in a way that allows the viewer to find a connection between the pieces. In my very few years as a professional artist, having an underlying theme behind the paintings makes it all so much more meaningful than a standalone piece. Not only does it help me name the works (the hardest part of my job), but it gives me purpose and inspiration even on the days that don't seem so easy. This year the theme is directly tied to the natural world I so desperately love. Behind my love is a deep gratitude towards nature and all of the amazing gifts it unconditionally offers to each and every one of us. It's all there for us - love, comfort, health, growth, peace - if only we'll take a step outdoors. And for that I am eternally grateful for the Bountiful World that we live in.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
I am beyond thrilled right now to be included in the online pages of Anthology Magazine. I drool over the print version and ogle at all their blog posts, which means I feel so lucky to be included amongst the likes of some very talented individuals. I gave a quick interview to the editor, Anh-Minh Le, about next week's upcoming show, "Bountiful World" at Gallery MAR here in Park City. I'll explain more this next week about the inspiration behind the show and about what I was thinking in the midst of my work this fall. But for now, get a sneak peak at some of my new paintings over at Anthology! Big thanks to Anh-Minh for including me!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
I am pleased to announce inclusion of a small painting of mine in the "The Art In Wax" Exhibition at Gallery 901 in Santa Fe, NM. Starting on November 21st, my small 6x6" painting will be hung alongside a number of other small works encaustic paintings. The juried show will open with a reception from 5-7pm on November 21st and will run through December 30th.
About the show: Gallery 901 presents a National Juried Encaustic Small Works Exhibition featuring artists across the United States who primarily work in wax. All pieces are 6x6" or smaller, two or three dimensional works on wood panel. Jurors for this show are John Schaeffer and Sherry Ikeda, owners of Gallery 901, who will award one Best of Show with a cash prize. Visitors to the gallery can vote for their favorite piece with an honorable mention being awarded for the public favorite. All pieces of art are prices at $300 with a percentage of sales supporting the Encaustic Art Institute and the Espanola Valley Humane Society.
The show opens November 21st and runs through December 30th. For more information contact Sherry Ikeda at Gallery 901 via email email@example.com or by phone 505-780-8390.
Monday, November 10, 2014
At the end of October, I decided to get out of the studio and take a day playing in another medium. I've long been fascinated with printmaking and enjoyed it immensely in high school. Finally the stars aligned with my schedule and I was able to take a workshop at Saltgrass Printmakers down in Salt Lake City. The very talented and lovely, Stefanie Dykes ran a Saturday workshop in stencil prints and I couldn't be more pleased with the results of my first real time working with a press.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
At the end of June, my husband and I went on a week long adventure as volunteer rangers down Desolation Canyon on the Green River. Our job as volunteers was to help the real BLM ranger patrol the river, ensure everyone was safe, assist other boaters if need be, and check on historical and archeological sites. Our biggest job though, was to pick up trash. Not that people are particularly messy on the Green River, but trash flows no matter what and it ends up caught on river banks and doesn't get picked up unless some good samaritan comes along, packs it onto their boat, and rows it out. We were those good samaritans, and you know what? It felt awesome to give back to such a beautiful place.
Friday, June 13, 2014
A wonderful surprise arrived in my inbox this morning via the City Home Collective newsletter when I was browsing through a listing in Salt Lake City. I like to look at their homes for sale because they do such a wonderful job with the photography and styling of the homes. As I was scrolling down through a home in the 9th & 9th neighborhood, I happened to see this photo of a gorgeous dining room with one of my paintings in it! It is so lovely to see my work in situ and my hope for all of my work is that it goes to a good home. This painting, called Starlight Starbright, certainly went to a good home after it was sold at Gallery MAR. I wish the owner luck with the sale of their house! Big thanks to City Home Collective for such great work.
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