Sunday, September 12, 2010

Beyond The Coyote Arts Festival 2010

Here are some photos from this past week and weekend:

My friend Suzi (left), who bought "Crimson Leaf" on opening night.

"Crimson Leaf"

A view of exhibit space after I hung it on Thursday.

A good frame on a painting is like a good suit on a man.

Watercolor leaves, purchased by my friend Phyllis before the show.

 Framing art in my studio....watercolor mushrooms.

Friday, September 10, 2010


A good frame and mat should enhance and compliment the artwork it holds.

Monday, September 6, 2010

new shop, new art & 2 art shows

While away in California last week, I created some new art, which I wanted you to see.  I am really enjoying watercolor lately.  I have enjoyed painting these autumn leaves, but decided to stretch my wings a bit and try a still life.  My boyfriend and I visited the local farmer's market, and came home with lots of great produce, which I find makes great subjects for still lifes.  I posted my still life here, although my scanner does not do it justice.  I need to have it professionally photographed.  But here it is:

I also painted a few new leaves. Here is one of them:

Last night I opened a store on Etsy, where I will be selling fine art and giclee prints.  I had giclees made of several of my leaf paintings when I was in California.  They turned out great.  For more info, and to see my shop, click here.

Regarding art shows, if you are in the Chicago area next weekend, Sept. 10 - 12, please come meet me and see all of my fine art originals and prints at Beyond the Coyote in the Flat Iron Arts Bldg.  You can do a little early holiday shopping, or just celebrate art and culture in our beautiful city.  September is the best month here!

I will also be having an art show and sale with fellow artist Vincent S. Chiaramonte during the Rockford  Fall Artscene, in Rockford IL.  Click the link here for more info, and to map the event...we are listed as Aardvark Studio.  The hours are Friday October 1st  from 5pm - 9pm, and Saturday October 2nd from 3pm - 9pm.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

upcoming events

Please come meet me and see my new works at the Beyond the Coyote show in Chicago, IL,  September 10 - 12, 2010.  This is a fun event and will feature over 150 other artists.

I will also be showing my art along with artist Vincent S. Chiaramonte in Rockford, IL, at a pre-holiday show in mid October.  More details to follow soon...

Monday, April 26, 2010

after the bath

Recently my Mac crashed and I am still trying to rebuild my system. I did find some time last week to draw in my Moleskine...for the first time in about a month. It felt good to draw again, and I've really missed it. Tonite I scanned the drawing on a friend's scanner and emailed it to myself so that I could post it. The scan did not pick up a lot of the subtleties of my drawing, but it's still a fair representation of the original. I just wanted to share with you what I have been up to lately. Thanks to all of you who encouraged me during my break. Your words meant a lot to me.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

taking a little break...

I've decided to take a little break from my fine art for a while. I need some time to reflect on what I am doing, what I am trying to say through my art, and what it is saying to me. I feel as though I need a bit of quiet time to stretch and find what it is about my art that was once bringing me joy. Or maybe I need to grow as an artist. *sigh* I have some strong regrets about selling my favorite drawings, knowing that I will never get them back. Makes me wonder why I started putting a price on them in the first darned place. I used to just draw for the enjoyment of it. When did it become a commodity for me? It was never my intention when I began drawing in my Moleskine a year and a half ago to sell anything. Ever. And starting this blog was only a way to share my joy of art with you. But now something is missing, and I am left confused and regretful. Bummer. Perhaps I'll be back with a new sense of purpose, and maybe I'll even have new works to show when I return. Or maybe not. *sigh* I'm just not sure anymore....

Friday, February 12, 2010

The 2010 Spring smART Show is Coming!

The Spring 2010 smART Show has been announced. Join me on Friday March 5th through Sunday March 7th at the Flat Iron Arts Bldg in Chicago!