Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Solo Show, "Miniature Moments", photos and more

After a whirlwind visit to Massachusetts, attending my opening reception and gallery talk, a visit to Amherst and the western part of the state (during one of the most beautiful times of the year), I am just now coming down from the high! 

Originally I had shipped 35 pieces and before the official opening the gallery called and asked if I could bring more work. They had already sold pieces off of their website and they plan to sell directly off the walls. The show runs until December 24, and with more work they will be able to replenish to prevent wall space from looking empty.

The press release explains the motivation and inspiration behind these small works and my connection to the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute.

press release here
entire exhibition here 

Gallery Wall

 Wide angle views

Gallery entrance on Newbury Street, Boston

Before the gallery talk on Saturday afternoon

As a result of my visit to Boston and Amherst, I just completed 5 new miniature works that will be included during the holiday show season. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Revisiting, A New Direction

Landscape, nature, organic shapes and colors, are always a part of my creative process. Breaking down an idea visually to it's core, creating space with simple shapes and form, is an on going challenge in my work. You have probably heard the expression "less is more"... that is the underlying theme in these new abstract works.

I plan to continue exploring layered textures using encaustic (purified beeswax combined with resin and pigment), pan pastels, and various other mixed media materials in order to create visual and literal depth.

I want to take you on a journey into wide open landscape and space.

"On the Water"
10" x 8" mixed media on panel

8" x 10" mixed media on panel

8" x 8" mixed media on panel

I have also been focusing on the Face of Buddha, this series can be viewed in it's entirety here.
Sticking with the "less is more" concept has been a challenge, that's why I like doing it.