first exhibition of 2020!

I love being a part of the annual group exhibition at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station! This was my third year chosen to be a part of the show and many of my pieces are inspired by the landscapes surrounding this gallery.

Thanks to Juror Amy Spencer for awarding both of my pieces awards of merit for the second year in a row! The show will be up until February 8th!

 

winter project // portrait commission

yes I do portraits! who knew?!

this was a really fun commission piece and I love nothing more than creating lovely things for lovely people.
thank you
to everyone who supports local artists
happy holidays to all & may your dreams come true in the new year

planets // celestial series

yosemite national park

sequoia national park

kings canyon national park

death valley national park

spring update // wild times

Springtime transition this year was all about slowing down to integrate past, present and future before taking steps on a new path. After spending some sweet time with family, I went on a nostalgic road trip through hundreds of miles of california to wild places both very familiar and unknown.

 

collage // mandala series

microcosms formed from worn natural history books, nature field guides, seed catalogs & used up seed packets from the garden
assembled with loving intention into a cohesive series of mandalas
combined with impetuous ink & salt wash
on cold-pressed paper or wood panel

Winter

Winter is the slowest time of year out in the fields and the busiest time for me in the studio. Throughout my life, winter has been the time when my daily life and art practice feel most reverently intertwined. I work quietly indoors as the storms are raging outside. Every New Year brings the task of building and stretching new canvases to prime and paint as inspiration rises. Currently a series of tiny planets is underway and simultaneously I am finishing up several larger pieces from last year. As I varnish finished pieces and begin new ones, I am noticing the common themes and hues that permeate my work as a whole, giving them more intention and building towards a cohesive body of work. Meanwhile one painting of mine will be in the Annual Juried Exhibition at our local Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, CA opening Feb 8 2019.