Growing up in a beach town in the summer was amazing. I have fond memories as a young child of spending my days swimming, climbing the jetty and eating sandy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (not recommended). In my teens, that same beach is where I had my first kiss and had my young heart shattered. When I think back to all of those experiences I smile. This quote by B.J. Neblett says it all.
“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.”
I am a beach girl at heart and my abstractions are the sum total of my life experiences.
I’ve been really busy in the studio the past few months. Along with getting ready for some upcoming exhibitions, I have been working on a large number of new paintings. My website is updated with new figurative work and a new page for my Abstract paintings has been created. Here is one of my newest Abstractions titled “No. 214”.
This piece titled “Relaxed”, 12″ x 12″, oil on Panel is being shipped out this week to Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Annual Contemporary Art Survey. The works chosen present a survey of contemporary art in America. The Guest Curator for this exhibition is Dean Sobel, Executive Director of the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, CO. #art#artist#artwork#painting#meditation#sanfrancisco
The following excerpt about the guest curator is from the prospectus for this exhibition. “Dean Sobel was instrumental in the creation and development of the Clyfford Still Museumand has been the museum’s Director since its opening in February 2005. A specialist in 20th Century art, Sobel was the Director of the Aspen Art Museum from 2000-2005 and was concurrently Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has organized over 60 exhibitions of international contemporary art including multiple solo retrospectives. He is the author of One Hour Ahead: The Avant-Garde in Aspen, 1945-2004, published in 2004.”
February is off to a great start. I sold a piece and won two awards. An Award of Excellence for my piece on panel “Two Figures” and an Award of Merit for “Comfortable with Our Love” in the 4th Biannual Competition, Four Point Contemporary, Online Gallery with Juror: Ahyor Thompson. Submissions were received from artists from approximately 32 countries. I am feeling really grateful that I sold a piece as well as for the recognition.