Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Announcing my first RI art show.

The Journey

AS220 - Main Gallery, 115 Empire Street, Providence RI
July 7 - July 25, 2015
Reception: Saturday July 11 5 - 7 p.m.

When I returned to New England in 2012 after 15 years in Seattle, I realized how much I had missed the dunes near the Atlantic coast.   This series began as a rediscovery of that landscape.   In painting the dune path I am painting the journey.  We know the ocean is over the crest yet it remains hidden as we climb the hot sands.  It is a landscape with an ever-changing personality: its calm and dramatic nature. A character of extremes, it can feel isolating and yet that space is full of emotion, of ideas and of color.

This journey is a quest for home.  Home - the place where we are seen.  The place where we are heard.  The place where we can just be.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Where do I begin?

I haven't posted in a month, and it's been a month of weekly snowstorms and blizzards.  Visually stunning and practically challenging.

Let's begin with an iPad painting I completed last night, of one of the streets on College Hill…on the east side of Providence.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Okay...being throwback Thursday, this photo is over 8 years old, taken on an NYC trip where I purchased my camera. The same camera I am still using.

While dealing with some very dark emotional days, another part of me has been getting increasingly excited. (Yes, I am a complex person...not being an "either/or" but instead an "and" kinda girl). 

The excitement comes from an upcoming and what is becoming an annual NYC trip consisting of 4 days of immersion in art with a dear friend who is an amazing painter from Seattle. And yesterday I just discovered that one of the jazz groups I've been aching to hear gig again happens to be performing on our last night in NYC.  Sue and I are going to experience Manner Effect 's music in the Lower East Side at the Rockwood Music Hall (which is one of my fave music venues) on our last night in the city! Can't wait to hear this music again.  And see loads of art! And have great art conversations!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

It's crazy cold out.

The view from my living room.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

On Saturday, Providence enjoyed its first snow of the season.  I noticed the flakes begin to fall in the late afternoon and decided to walk downtown to enjoy the quiet and the magic that comes with a snowfall and at the same time, check out a few art shows that were holding openings.

After seeing art, I went into the AS220 bar where I could enjoy the snow from the large windows while  warming up with a drink.  As I sat I was fascinated by the one yellow lamp amidst the red ones...over the large metal beer tap and the bar and so pulled out my iPad to paint it.

Friday, January 02, 2015

This morning's light through my studio window.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Last night was an amazing evening of good friends and new friends and fire, food and music.  I never thought I'd be playing the guitar outdoors in 20 degree weather.  It was all pretty magical.

Wandering behind homes all connected by a community backyard, we followed the lights to the candles which led us to the fire.