Two of my paintings were accepted into the 3rd annual juried arts show at the Celebrate Woodinville Festival.
An exhibition of my "Flower Power" series of paintings, ranging in size from 6x6" to 36x48". Flower Power was born from a time of confusion, deep discontent, frustration, grief, and an energy that would not be contained. As 'rage art,' this series transforms the physical processing of anger and powerful outrage into visual, dynamic beauty.
A series of rage art paintings exploring layers of emotion and how some of those emotions are more transparent and more open than others. Real, fake, illusion, privilege, competition, sovereignty, speculation, and constant access to commentary and everyone's take on current events are underlying themes in this work. Unlike my previous rage art series, this one unfolded slowly with curiosity and objectivity. 11x14", acrylic on paper, mounted on board.
Group invitational show of indoor and outdoor garden-themed art. I submitted 4 abstract botanical pieces made from fast, continuous line drawings in ink over abstract acrylic backgrounds. The paintings were then finished to achieve a waxy surface and displayed in gold leafed frames.
Musical Abstracts show. My musical abstract series is my largest body of work and this was the most comprehensive showing of that work to date. Pieces range from 9x12" to 20x30" with board, paper, and canvas as substrates.
I was one of 6 artists invited to paint a pair of Adirondack chairs for an auction benefitting Encompass NW in North Bend, WA. The chairs were display in front of Art Gallery of Snoqualmie for the month of May.
I chose to paint the chairs in my Flower Power style using mural paint. The inner edges of the slats are embellished with a light coat of glow-in-the-dark paint as well.
Three large paintings from my "Flower Power" collection will be hung. The public art program is managed by Evergreen Association of Fine Arts (eafagallery.com).
"Moving Mountains." This series is about the human time scale and the Earth's time scale, about solid rock and orogenies and forces of change. Just like mountain ranges are created, leveled, and recreated over time, I painted the mountains in this group several times in varying styles. The final results are monochromatic renderings with a modern, neutral background, allowing the focus to be on the essential characteristics of each peak.
Guest Juror: Fred Lisaius
"Sibling Two" from my Cosmic Explorations series will be part of this show (acrylic and gold mica flake on canvas). The exhibition is an opportunity to see a broader range of work from artists in the artEAST creative community.
Note: Blakely Hall is open M-F, 8-5.
Show juror: Barbara Noonan
2D and 3D interpretations of the word ICON. My piece, "Our Lady of Unquiet," is poured and collaged acrylic skin on canvas and represents the force of creative unquiet that persuades artists to continue re-inventing themselves and creating new work.
Sammamish Nights is the only outdoor summer event designed to give adults over 21 a fun filled night under the stars at the Sammamish Commons. This experience includes wine, beer and spirits tasting, signature small plates entrees from local restaurants, dancing and an Art Fair Preview.
Five of my musical abstract paintings will be on display as part of a public art program managed by Evergreen Association of Fine Arts.