|Goodness, a lot has happened since my last post! Well firstly, let’s embrace the relaxing season of Summer! Don’t we all have fond childhood memories exciting rush that would come when school closed for the summer break! When I was young my mother would bring my sisters and I to Hobby Lobby to buy supplies to fuel our creative endeavors! Hobby Lobby was the place of summer joy! I still feel that little rush of excitement when buying art supplies from there from time to time. Those are some of my favorite memories and of course they are right next to those wonderful times when we would sunbath after swimming and my mother would come outside in a sundress and serve us some freshly cut, delicious watermelon! What are your favorite summer memories?!|
|I’m 20 Now! I had some beautiful strawberries for a cake! It was my birthday on the 24th! Looks like I no longer qualify as a teenager but I will always be a child at heart! It was my first birthday away from my family but Kiwi, Kenyai, and I celebrated like the happy mini family we are! If one of us has a birthday, it’s like we all have a birthday! But no worries, we don’t age at a tripled speed! That would be rather unfortunate…|
|Unfortunately the forest fires have begun… The night after my birthday was horrifying. I stepped outside at sunset to find myself in a hazy grey fog that was suffocating. The field looked gloomy and spooky… That night I woke up and looked up at the night sky. The moon was a flaming shade of orange! It was quite terrifying… The following morning the mountains were hiding in a blanket of dense fog and the sun was an angry deep shade of red. It’s all been very bizarre…|
Here is a little sneak peek in the Texas studio! Something colossal is brewing again! These feathered beauties are bringing me so much joy! They are like precious jewels dazzling in the light with their opalescent feathers…
I am so excited about my newest project! I’m doing two new elements in this painting, a human oil painting, and working from the reflection of a mirror! That’s right, I’m painting a self-portrait! This painting has brought me to venture new pathways but I’m up for the challenge. Stay tuned for the final painting, this one is going to be big.
I’m happy to announce that my painting, “Stardust”, will be on view in the Connecticut River Museum for the duration of the Eagle Watch Season! I’m so honored to be offered this wonderful opportunity! Here’s some details about “Stardust”…
“Stardust” is an oil painting on a 8×10 wooden panel of a bald eagle. I created this piece in dedication of the eagle watch season in Connecticut this winter. I painted this while I was visiting my family in Texas. After painting all morning my little sister and I went on a walk to get some fresh air. We were treated with the extremely rare surprise of seeing a wild bald eagle! He was perched on the top of a telephone pole looking like he ruled the skies. The sight was absolutely stunning. It is an experience that will forever live in my memory.
My giraffe was accepted into Lyme Academy’s Annual 42nd Student Exhibition! This is an exhibition that my art school has once a year and is going to be held in two locations this year! It’s had all of us Lyme artists buzzing around trying to get everything just right! Here are the specifications…
Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Art
Exhibition on view February 9 – March 31, 2018
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10am – 4pm
Hygienic Basement gallery, New London
Exhibition on view March 10 – March 30, 2018
Closing Reception on Friday, March 30, 2018, 6-9 pm
I am so grateful for my lovely experience at “Envision” and am honored to have been invited to become a RAW artist. My next RAW show will be in May at Houston, Texas. I met so many lovely people and I hope to keep some lasting friendships. I gained so much professional experience and I’m ready to take on these wonderful opportunities as they come! Thank you so much if you attended and came to my booth. Your support means so very much to me.
Sorry it’s been so long! Well, I ended up finishing my painting! Here is the final creation…
I’m a current art student at Lyme Academy of Fine Art, located in Connecticut! I recently got the specifications of my final assignment for painting. It must be at least 16 inches in dimension and must incorporate three elements; a still life, a landscape, and an interior! I will update this blog as my newest piece comes to reality! I’m definitely going to incorporate this photo I took from the side of the road on my way back from the car dealership….