Hi Friends! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I was super busy with festivities (aren’t we all?) but also managed to create some new pieces, host 5 sold-out workshops at Night Owl Gallery, make a TV appearance on a local lifestyle show, and see my art on a 52 foot billboard!!
I’m back from Fire Island and still sorting through all of my photos and videos.
I can’t wait to share some of them with you! I have posted a couple of snippets on Instagram and Facebook but I am waiting to debut the paintings in person during October’s First Friday Art Walk in Highlandtown at Night Owl Gallery.
This was such an incredible experience where I learned a lot about myself and my creativity. I will definitely be applying what I have learned to my home-studio practice.
I am about to embark on my first artist residency! I leave Monday.
The residency will be from September 1 - September 15. My focus will be on painting to capture and interpret the changing weather and the affect it has on the landscape. I'm so excited for this opportunity to focus on this next phase of art-making. Two weeks of uninterrupted studio time at this point in my life I feel like I can accomplish a LOT. I am hoping to have lots of new work to share upon completion of the residency. I am also hoping to have time to write about the experience to be able to share that with anyone else considering doing something like this. From talking to other folks in the artistic community, at least in Baltimore, a lot of individuals don't even know that these opportunities exist!
More information about the Artist-in-Residence Program at Fire Island National Seashore can be found at https://www.nps.gov/fiis/getinvolved/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm.
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