Artist Journal #37

12/18/17 ART SHARE Not simply hanging art. This is a chance to curate, not just hang. There will be other group shows where work can be hung. This is a chance to say something, to relay information to the viewer beyond the painted image. The collage series – faces in obscurity, collaged with high end… Continue reading Artist Journal #37

Artist Journal #36

12/13/17 I need to go back to the beginning; where the initial idea for the series surfaced. The history of the fabric swatches. There in lies my seeking of adventure, my exploration of the spaces around me, my obsession with abandoned buildings and repurposing lost forgotten remnants of time. These forms don’t exist elsewhere. They… Continue reading Artist Journal #36

Twilight On The Pier / Live Painting

This past September into October, I was honored to be a part of the annual Twilight On The Pier art and music festival on the Santa Monica Pier in Southern California! I was one of three artists painting live and it was my first experience working outside the studio with it’s benefits and limitations. Here… Continue reading Twilight On The Pier / Live Painting

Studio C Gallery: A Space for Female Artists

Back in February of this year (2018), I had the pleasure of discovering an incredible, partially hidden space in the Santa Fe Art Colony… Studio C Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting and emphasizing the work of women artists. The Gallery Director, Peggy Nichols is a beautiful human being and astounding realist painter with a big… Continue reading Studio C Gallery: A Space for Female Artists

Off the Wall: Small Works Exhibition

Shoebox Projects 660 South Avenue 21 #3 LA Ca 90031 http://www.shoeboxprojects.com Fun time and great art by Los Angeles based artists, myself included showing three collages from the series “Cut Outs”

New Series: Working Title “Heavy Breathing”

Clutter. Chaos. Insanity. Anxiety. Overwhelming. Pure energy. Force. Anger. Rage. Frustration. Intimidation. Pure. Garbage. Holes. Circles. Domination. Determination. Claustrophobic. Crushed. Tight. Suffocation. [shown: 5 of 22, works on paper] This series developed over the course of a tough year for me in which I physically moved around several states, delving deeply into myself to discover… Continue reading New Series: Working Title “Heavy Breathing”

Artist Journal #35

8/27/17 I like that there’s not a lot of paint on the surface itself. It feels scraped. It feels rubbed raw. It looks like skin with its tight folds of fabric. It’s stained. It’s hung to dry. It’s dry-rotted. It feels toasted by the sun. Moisture sucked out by the desert. The fabric swatches on… Continue reading Artist Journal #35

Artist Journal #34

8/21/17 The fabric swatch paintings should be mounted on wooden panels with cradles. Then expanded texturally through fabric overlay and further collage. I want them to jump off the page but not be completely immersed as in assemblage; but with the air of assemblage in its feeling of ephemeral move-ability. No solid objects. Staying within… Continue reading Artist Journal #34

Artist Journal #33

8/18/17 Imagine using translucent fabric as a means for layering and partially obscuring previous marks, instead of paint. What if I’ve been approaching the entire fabric series with a close-mindedness that is hyper focused on the previous success of my Deceptive Clarity series? I want to continue masking and playing with space, but it doesn’t… Continue reading Artist Journal #33

Artist Journal #32

8/16/17 Modularity. Multiple parts joined together to form the whole. When separate, they each carry individual moments. When together, they form a new cohesive moment yet still retain their individuality. If you take small shapes from larger surfaces, isolate them in single frames and then combine them together again in an entirely different pattern, does… Continue reading Artist Journal #32