Had the unique and exciting opportunity to create an 18-foot painting for the Wesley Village lobby with my friends at CU Interiors. This was such an incredible learning experience, working abstractly and with a new medium, and on an intimidating scale - phew! This design was inspired by the sidewalks and the train tracks of this historic streetcar neighborhood - connecting the city of Charlotte with the beautiful tree lined neighborhood streets of Wesley Heights.
50 paintings in 5 months. 50 little glimpses into 50 particular spaces that I considered and spent time with before wrapping them up and delivering them to 50 kind shareholders. So grateful.
This has been an incredibly special experience. I have learned so much - many lessons I am only beginning to process. But one thing I know for sure is that participating in this program will be a pivotal point in my work. Thank you all who support this program and the arts as a whole!
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Today we welcome the new month, and I celebrate being selected as one of the nine 2017 CSA artists! I am honored to be a part of this Arts & Science Council program, for which I will be commissioned to produce 50 small paintings this coming Spring. I applied for this grant with the hope it will provide all the incentive I need to find time in the studio, developing my work and moving it in new directions. I am thrilled, and excited to see where it leads!
I did not waste any time ordering materials, and promptly bought the online store out of 10" square panels. But perhaps only receiving half my order was a blessing in disguise - 24 small paintings seems like the perfect amount to start with. I intend to work on them together as much as my small studio will allow, with the hope they will grow together.
Ten pieces showing now through the end of June for the 'Spaces & Places' exhibit at SaxArt Gallery in Saxapahaw NC. Here are some images from the lovely opening reception held last weekend - as always, so grateful for the support of friends and family!