Thursday, August 18, 2016

Back to School

My teaching schedule will be resuming in September and the last few weeks of summer vacation have allowed me the time to play with paints, finish working on my upcoming solo show, and have the time to do nothing!

"Miniature Moments" opens October 12 in the Red Room Gallery at the Copley Society of Art in Boston. Most of the pieces are minis, 2.5 x 3.5 presented in shadowbox frames however I have also included three 12x12's exemplifying the contrast between the two places I have lived, Chicago and the New England coast. Inspiration came from my childhood visits to the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Chicago Art Institute, and my desire to create miniature dioramas that transport to a different time and place.

The opening reception is October 13 followed by an artist talk October 15. I am looking forward to re-connecting with twenty five years of a New England past. Specific show information soon to be available on the Copley Society website -

12" x 12" mixed media

"Wrigley Building"
12" x 12" mixed media

I will also have a painting included in the upcoming fall show hosted at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, juried by Paula Daher, sponsored by the Copley Society.

"Birch and Moss"
24" x 18" encaustic

The Face of Buddha series continues, as I work toward my goal of 100 Faces of Buddha to complete the series. The piece below transformed as it became more sculptural than past works. The larger size also allowed me a freer hand, creating vibrant colors with heavy textures. You can see the complete series here - Face of Buddha

"Dancing Dragonflies"
30" x 30" mixed media