Join me the Tuesday after Thanksgiving at Athens Technical College for a program to raise awareness of mental health needs and solutions in our community. New Coloring Page Designs I will have a table offering small paintings, handmade cards and jewelry, coloring pages, and journaling kits. Handmade Cards I will also be discussing the importance … Continue reading Mental Wellness Expo, November 30
Rising from the MudAssemblage 2021 I am humbled and grateful to announce that my self portrait, Rising from the Mud, was purchased by the Hudgens Center during the juried Members Show this weekend. This is an enormous honor. My work will join the permanent collection at the end of the Member’s Show and eventually go … Continue reading My First Purchase Prize
Overview Thanks to my husband, years of saving and sacrifice, and wonderful friends in Italy, I took an amazing trip with my family at the beginning of October. I posted exclusive daily photo collections here during the trip so I could share all of the wonderful art I saw with my patrons.Here's the overview I … Continue reading November 2021 Newsletter
When I started this painting, I had a complex narrative in mind that would further illustrate the personal journey of one of my models. As sometimes happens with a painting, the concept has changed. In this case, it has simplified, focusing entirely on the phoenix.
I visited with my friend Rena last week to catch up over lunch and discuss studio space in her building. She has a beautiful historic space in downtown Commerce that was originally the Ford dealership on main street. The building has since housed a print shop and contains a monolithic printing press that will be … Continue reading An Exciting Development for my Unconventional Woman Series
I have spent a lot of time working on personal outlook, my attitude, and being more intentional over the last year. Some of my negative behaviors and judgmental tendencies put up a fight, but I have persevered in rooting them out. The result is a feeling of clarity, newfound inspiration and commitment to my creative … Continue reading How has Your Outlook Changed Over the Last Year?
I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make yesterday's market a success for all of the vendors. All of the volunteers and staff were extremely supportive and accommodating. I can honestly say I have never worked with a more helpful group of people.
I am currently preparing for events through the end of November and setting up several new concepts to work on simultaneously, including the launch of my #wildwomanportraits and #unconventionalwomanportraits in oils.
July was a landmark month for me in many ways, but partnering with a local interior design business to expand my practice into a public gallery space is at the top of my bucket list achievements.
w gallery and makers' space inside Wood, Metal, Clay in downtown Commerce. This is a ground-floor opportunity for me that was offered by a local businessman who specializes in carpentry, custom interiors, and handcrafted furniture.