Degas: A Strange New Beauty

Recently, I was in Manhattan and went to the MOMA. While there I went to see the traveling exhibit “Degas: A Strange New Beauty” on view through July 24, 2016. Some pieces in this exhibit really blew me away, and were truly inspiring. The exhibition includes approximately 120 rarely seen monotype—along with some 60 related paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks, and prints. It’s worth a visit if you are in NYC.

Edgar Degas's "Three Ballet Dancer (Trois danseuses)," 1878-80, Image from International.
Edgar Degas’s “Three Ballet Dancer (Trois danseuses),” 1878-80, Image from International.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

So much change is upon me as I move toward new creative pursuits in 2016. The last week of 2015 marked my last days as a SF resident artist and I will now officially be an east-coaster. A part of me is sad to end my 13 years of creative exploration in the Bay Area but another part of me is ready to move my career forward in a new arena. Looking back at my 2015, I feel blessed to have met new collectors, had the chance to work with some incredible art professionals and had my work in some amazing national juried shows. 2016 for me is going to be a year filled with growth, learning, creativity, and lots of new paintings.

Again, thank you for your continued support and being a part of my community. May your 2016 be filled with peace, love and adventure.

Close up of my current work in progress painting "Rehearsal", 36" x 36", oil paint on wood panel
Close up of current work in progress painting “Rehearsal”, 36″ x 36″, oil paint on wood panel


Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

Last few days to check out this fantastic show at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Images are courtesy of Doug Pisik and Kelsey Moran.

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Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2015

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2015

Marietta/Cobb Museum Metro Montage XV Exhibition
30 Atlanta Street SE | Marietta, GA 30060
Exhibition: July 11 – September 6
Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Metro Montage XV
Metro Montage XV

Except from the Marietta/Cobb of Art Museum website.
The Exhibition’s Opening Reception will be on July 11, 2015, from 6pm to 8pm at the museum, and pieces will remain on exhibit in the Museum’s Main Galleries until September 6, 2015. Metro Montage XV is a juried art show that will feature a montage of subject matter, media, and styles from contemporary artists.

This year’s juror is Robmat Butler. A graduate of The University of Tennessee’s MFA program in sculpture, Robmat now lives and works in Knoxville, TN. He received a BFA in Studio Arts with a minor in Art History from the University of South Florida. In addition to being the Preparator and Exhibitions Manager at The Knoxville Museum of Art, Butler is an active contemporary artist, whose work has been shown both nationally and internationally. His work has, most recently, been included in Miami’s Art Basel and featured in The Brevard Art Museum’s show Naval Gazing. He served as the Installation Coordinator for the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn , NY and is currently the co-chair for the Dogwood Arts Festival’s Art in Public Places sculpture program.