Super excited to announce that I will be showing some of my drawings and paintings this December at Gallery 205 in Columbia, TN. Come on by if your in the neighborhood!
Here are a few pictures from the show. I was too busy talking to get any photos with Laura or any other of the wonderful people I met that night.
Excited to be a part of West Elm's Meet the Artists event! On Friday, November 4th from 6-8, I will be hanging my art alongside these talented Atlanta artists: Ashley Hizer, Courtney Pilgrim, Jessica Rollins. You should come! It's free. They just ask that you RSVP. You can also enjoy free beer tastings from The Tap on Ponce. Hope to see you next Friday!
Painted on wooden panels for the first time this summer.
Here are the results:
Hi. I added new paintings to my shop. Now there are smaller ones that measure 15x11 inches, and larger ones that measure 22x30 inches. Some of these new paintings have added pen marks here and there.
Got a handful of new paintings I will be adding to the site soon.
Different sizes. Different Colors. Here is a little hint of what's to come.
I hung some of my paintings in my local coffee shop, Taproom. Here are some bad photos I took on my phone. The paintings are up until the end of July. Stop over and get some coffee. The coffee is sure to be delicious.
Here is a picture of the info cards that I made. These were surprisingly fun to make.
Never try and re-use a jar of garlic as a paint jar. Just don't do it. Learn from my mistake.
I was asked to submit art for competition that required me to work outside my comfort zone. I needed to work in darker, moodier colors than I usually do, and these guys are some of the results. It was surprisingly invigorating riding the discomfort line. These took more pre-planning, which is hard for me since I tend to work instinctually, but all in all I think they turned out A ok. So, the lesson here for me is don't get too comfortable in your comfort zone.
I was feeling stuck and uninspired last week. I kept attempting to make new stencil print paintings but they kept coming out terrible. I decided to stop trying and do something else. I grabbed some cheap office paper and my boys' box of crayons and sat outside and colored. It was so liberating not worrying about wasting expensive art supplies. Got to remember this more often!
Anyways, here is a picture of my crayon drawings and two prints that were inspired by them.
Last week I was featured on the blog The Jealous Curator. I was pretty excited and honored. I have just started trying to get my work out of the studio and into the world. It's time to stop being a chicken and put myself out there. Anyway, I am glad I did. Here is a screen shot of the post. Take a look if you'd like: The Jealous Curator. She also posted this on her Instagram account. Thanks The Jealous Curator!
I save most of my doodles and sketches, even if I don't care much for them. Oftentimes I can look back at them and find some part of them that I like. When I do, I tend to cut that part out and save it, while chucking the rest. Here is a collection of some of the good parts I have saved over the last few months.
Having so much fun reacquainting myself with the print making process. These prints were made from stencils.
It's been too cold to be in the studio this week, so I've been painting in the living room. Somehow I feel like there is less pressure painting in the living room. Need to remember that the next time I feel stuck creatively. These paintings are so much fun to paint.
Playing with bold color and simple lines.