Friday, August 28, 2015

Fall Arts in Taos

I have shared this painting with you before, but wanted to let you in on my good news I received today, this painting has been selected for the Fall Arts Selects show. This will be the fourth year for me. It all happens the end of September. This painting is 40"x 40" mixed media. Happy weekend to you all. XOXO

Monday, August 24, 2015


                                                         Leonardo Drew

I was recently encouraged by Patience Brewster, an artist new to me who does darling Christmas ornaments, of Artist Appreciation Month. So to honor the artists I love most I want to talk about the two artists who have inspired my work for the last three years. I first found Leonardo Drew and Lawrence Carroll on the Internet, I fell in love with both of these artists work instantly. Leonardo has inspired me more than any other artist and I think if you look at my work of the last few years you can see his influence. I am working with very different media and a much smaller scale, but his willingness to use anything in his art and his willingness to go where the piece takes him is what I find most inspiring and his dedication to his work, working up to 18-20 hours a day. I love his work so much, I could look at it for hours.
Then there is Lawrence, I found him online about a year ago and I love the simplicity of his work and his subdued color palette has inspired me most, he too has a willingness to use all sorts of mediums and to follow the work where ever it takes him.
I am daily inspired by many artists, but these men are currently firing me up and spurring me on to do my best work ever. Thank you Leonardo and thank you Lawrence for being the true artists you are, the real deal.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Leonardo Drew

A few posts back I told you how I had been to a show at Site Santa Fe and how I had missed meeting
Leonardo Drew (my current favorite artist in the world). My friend V saw my post and alerted Drew's assistant, who read my post and alerted Drew. He felt badly and sent me this gorgeous book of his work.
I have been drooling over it all afternoon :-). Thank you Leonardo. XOXO

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New Tea Bag Collage

I actually completed this collage a few months ago, but never got around to showing you.
Small 12"x 9" tea bags sewn together and burned rice paper along with drawings and oil and graphite and cold wax.
I have been busy with life and also working on a huge project that may take up to a year to complete, will show you some sneak peeks when I get further along. I will also be working on paintings  while I go along, but it will be slower and I will likely have less to show for a while.
I always love to know your thoughts.