LARGE ART ~ small space

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Friends, today through June 13th I will be hosting my first BIG Art ~ small space sale.  Over the past 2 years I have created a bunch of large scale works, the smallest being 36 x 36″ in both oils and acrylic.  As much as I love them all, storage in my small studio space is an issue.  They are on view at the Arts Mill and online.  I will be posting them here over the next few days.  I am open to any thoughtful offer (I am not giving them away).  If you are interested DM me and I can meet you or show you the gallery.  The offer expires June 13th.  The funds made will help toward the crazy life changing plans I have this summer.

Much is going to change in my studio, it will be neat to see how my art changes with it.

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Inspiration

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Inspiration –
I get it from all types of sources
Usually I find it in the most unexpected places

Often I find it in sorrow
Sorrow bleeds inspiration in me
Painting and drawing are my tears

Travel excites inspiration in me
The colors become the paints on my canvas
The smells and sounds become the energy in which I paint

Happiness is a completely different type of inspiration
It is quiet
It is bright
It is large but consuming

Each experience that inspires me generates an unique art to itself
I never understood why people say an artist must have a style or look to their work
Does that mean the artist should not look for new inspirations?
I can’t imagine that to be true
Embrace all the inspirations and let them guide you without thought or fear

Creation is Inspiration
Inspiration is Creation

Its always rough

Its always rough for an artist when it come to pricing your work.

It seems everyone has an opinion.

If you were to value your time and materials, more often than not the customers gasps at

the price.

If you lower your price to their ridiculous expectations they say in bewilderment, that it is

too cheap.

Yet they buy it.  Perhaps they say it to ease their guilt?

Other artists like to tell you what to price your art at.

Its a never ending circle of advice.

Yet at the end of the day, if like me, this is how you feed your family you do what works

for you.

Another goal for 2017, is not to let all these voices in my head.

I will do what works for me.

Baby its cold out there

 

 

Today in Wisconsin it is bitter cold.

The sun is shining bright,

deceptively convincing us of another day.

It is extraordinarily beautiful.

With the cold comes a quiet,

a beautiful quiet.

The temptation to go out is minimal,

so we view the quiet beauty from the safety of our windows.

I am content, painting indoors while the lightness shines in.

I am painting with such contentment and color.

2016 has already been a better year than most.

How do I know?

My painting is telling me so.

It is bright, rich and happy.

Which is what we all should be this new year.

Bright, rich (in friends and love) and happy.

Happy New Year All!

December

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December 2015

I have begun my annual painting hibernation season.

It is a seasonal tradition for me.

As much as I say the cold is no longer my friend,

I feel I am lying.

I produce more work in the dark winter months.

I turn down parties and dinner dates, so I can stay in my studio and paint

in the dark night hours.

This December is strangely mild, yet I carry on my hibernation

joyfully.

I have to remind myself who my friends really are.

Fall – the season of shedding

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My art continues to evolve.

I am still most interested in the process, more than the product.

Abstraction has a hold on my attention.

It allows me such freedom that I have not felt in a long time.

I feel as though I was a kept woman.

So stuck, so tight.

Painting with little brushes, and little canvasses.

Now I am bold, bright and big.

Big color, big texture, big inspiration.

I am painting with my hands, cardboard, knives..what ever grabs my attention.

I am hungry for creation and discovery.

I am thankful that I shed my old painting layer.

Call for Art

2ndanniversary

Peep Show (March 19th- April 29th, 2013)
Juried Exhibit Of Fine Art Nudes
Opening Reception: March 22, 6:00-9:00pm
The Arts Mill is proud to present, PEEP SHOW, a tasteful exhibit of fine
art nudes. Work must be created by an artist 18 or older. This
exhibition is seeking works that are not sexual in nature but rather
artistic interpretations of the human figure.
For more information and how to apply please visit:
http://www.theartsmill.org/events-hours/peep-show-march-19th-april-29th-2013/