Thursday, September 11, 2014

13% Salt & Austen Diamond Visit My Studio

photo ©austen diamond
Last month, Austen Diamond, a really nice photographer and writer who heads up the blog 13% Salt, came up to visit my studio. Austen was a pleasure to talk with and his blog covers a lot of great and quirky stuff that happens in and around the Salt Lake area. I am looking forward to seeing his article that comes out this winter with Park City Magazine and will also be certain to keep checking back on his blog to discover new stuff about our great community. For instance, check out the fun article on the Mushroom Society of Utah - I want to know how to forage mushrooms! Thanks Austen for the writeup!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Summer Show at Diane West Art in Durango, Colorado

We recently returned from Durango, Colorado for the opening of my summer show at Diane West Art. I delivered 9 new paintings, all of which were inspired by the local southwest Colorado landscape. If I didn't live in and love Park City, I would strongly consider moving to Durango. The mountains, the mesas, the Ponderosa Pines, the Animas River all have so much to offer and that's not even talking about the recreational opportunities, ahem, amazing mountain biking. I'm thrilled to be part of Diane West's wonderful gallery and feel honored to hang on the walls with the other amazing artists that show there.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Volunteer Patrol Through Desolation Canyon with the BLM

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

Starlight Starbright Featured in SLC Home For Sale

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.

Image ©City Home Collective

Monday, June 2, 2014

#ActOnClimate for our Snowpack

One reason to #ActOnClimate - our beloved Snowpack.

I love skiing and winter. But what I really love is snow, because it is so very critical to for our hydrology system, for irrigation, for drinking water, for the climate. The snowpack is basically a water storage system and what allows a good portion of the world to maintain a steady flow of water throughout the summer. Living in a ski town, I am very aware of what a reduced snowpack could do for our economy (as well as my fun factor), but on a global basis a reduced snowpack has huge ramifications - increased temps, unstable water storage, flooding, droughts and so much more. Let's save our snow by acting to reduce climate change. Take actions in your own home and be sure to contact your representatives to let them know your thoughts.

Image of the Pfeifferhorn in White Pine Canyon near Salt Lake City, UT @Bridgette Meinhold

Friday, May 30, 2014

Main Street Paint Out on Sunday June 1 at Miner's Park

Come see me in action this Sunday, June 1 at Miner's Park on Main Street in Park City, UT. I'll be painting en plein air with watercolors as part of the Main Street Paint Out through the Historic Park City Alliance. I will be one of several artists painting throughout the historic downtown area from around 12-4! Stop by to say hi and be sure to visit our local galleries, like my favorite Gallery MAR, to see what new art is here for the summer!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

DIY: Colander Pendant Light

A colander isn't only good for straining and washing food. It also works as an excellent light shade. Working with a shiny, steel colander bought at the thrift store, I turned it into a industrial chic pendant light for our kitchen. It was really easy, and here, I'll show you how I did it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Naming of Slide Hill

My paintings are a way to preserve memories. Special moments are etched into my brain, pictures help me remember it and then the paintings are a way to suspend time. Most of my moments are spent outside hiking around with my dog, Cooper, who is the most amazing creature ever. Last winter, we were out hiking and he started sliding, a skill he is very good at, and I was able to capture it on video. This winter I finally got around to capturing that day in a painting called Slide Hill. While I didn't place Cooper in the painting, I know he's there sliding down that slope. The actual name of the spot is technically Lone Hill, but I think I might rename it indefinitely.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Featured Artist in Victoria Magazine

Victoria Magazine featured me in their latest issue (Jan/Feb 2014) in a spectacular article about my artwork and my studio. Last spring an editor and photographer from the southern living, women's magazine braved the snow and the snowmobile ride to come check out my alpine studio. Thank you to Victoria Magazine for the great spread, lovely writing and fantastic photography. You can see a pdf of the article here or go pick up your own copy!

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Representation at Vickers Collection in Aspen and Vail

Right before Christmas, Matt and I hightailed it to Aspen to drop off a new collection of paintings to the Vickers Collection. Run by Matt Vickers, the Vickers Collection is now my third gallery with stores in both Aspen and in Vail. I am thrilled to be a part of the Vickers' new family and so excited to have an "excuse" to hang out in the Aspen area more often. Located right in downtown, historic Aspen, this lovely contemporary gallery has a really great collection of artists and a prime location.  Although it was a quick trip to drop off paintings and meet everyone at Vickers Collection, we had an amazing time.