Next week will be my last full week to work on unfinished projects. I will post a full preview of the show before the opening on December 8th. Hope to see you there!
It was wonderful to have ladies outside of my creative practice come to the studio to view the art. It was even more fun with two of my muses there to stand with their work and talk about their contributions to my Wild Woman Portraits series.
This portfolio will debut during the Winter Exhibitions at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, Georgia on December 8 through January.
https://videopress.com/v/677nKfHk?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Mushroom Print Block It's autumn here in Georgia and the weather has been lovely. We might not get the spectacular foliage colors like New England, but I am fond of our yellow hues. The hickory trees are my favorite in vibrant yellow. Other trees on our property range from chartreuse to tangerine, making a … Continue reading Autumn is My Favorite Time of Year
Thanks to Big Ink for the inspiring masterclass and printing workshop.
I finished this mixed media sculpture several months ago, but never made time to write a description of it. I attended a sculpture workshop last fall that you can read about here. Once I finished the body of the sculpture, I didn't really know how I wanted to progress. It sat around my studio unfinished … Continue reading Andromeda
My design for this mural includes the female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. This species is the state butterfly of Georgia. She is feeding on a purple passionflower, often known colloquially as the maypop.I am an avid gardener, focusing on native plant species and cultivating pollinator habitats around my home. I often incorporate elements from nature in … Continue reading Swallowtail and Maypop
Goddess Lunaria is my first attempt at sculpting a human figure. I kept her form simple for several reasons, both symbolic and compositional. My initial concept for the piece was inspired by my art history classes at SCAD. If you've ever opened a copy of Janson, you will recognize the Venus of Willendorf as the … Continue reading Goddess Lunaria
This portrait of my friend Rena embodies the joy that comes from making the most of life. Rena is one of the most energetic women I know; literally grabbing life by the horns. She lights up the room and spreads positivity everywhere she goes.
I have to admit, when I first heard of the concept, I thought it would not have much impact on my studio practice. I was pleasantly surprised, in the first week, to find both the format and the interaction with other artists in the program to be very helpful. Although a virtual residency lacks the … Continue reading Reflections on a Virtual Artist Residency