Friday, October 10, 2014

Art from the Unknown show in November

Art from the Unknown will be hosted at the Old Strathcona Centre for the Performing Arts / Cosmopolitan Music Society, located at 8426 Gateway Boulevard. The event will run during the following times:
November 7, 2014 – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Opening Night Reception with Live Music
November 8, 2014 – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – General Gallery
November 9, 2014 – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – General Gallery
I will be there the entire time this weekend so please stop by and say hi!!! I love it when people take time to visit while I am at a show. I will have my small animal paintings for sale there, each $100.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Goals for 2015

My first solo show in 2015 is in January, at Gallery at Milner in Downtown Edmonton. I am looking at the wall space available  and realizing that I better get to work right away to have enough work to fill the space! Usually, an artist has to apply for a show well in advance and in the mean time paintings sell! Or, you start thinking that the work you originally planned to have in the show is just not good enough for a solo show. This time I have both of these issues and am thinking today about what to do next for this show. Thankfully, I have 2.5 months to put things together, and that is a plenty of time! I plan to kick start the New 2015 Year in style!

This entire year I have been working furiously on improving my technique, on getting better at drawing, and thinking about the direction I want to take my art in the future.

Every small, daily, painting I finished this year is a small step forward for me. I study animal anatomy and features in every painting. I spent a lot of time observing different animals at zoos, in nature, and animal sanctuaries this year. I hope to do even more next year and I will write more about it as well.

I am starting to think about goals for the next year. I don't think it is too early to do it and I will try and keep them simple, and take one step at a time. Yesterday I completed four applications for shows and one grant. I never expect to get accepted, but prepare as if I will be accepted for each one of those shows!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Swift Fox, 6x12"

This little mammal is not a fox at all! It is in a family of wild dogs, and it is one of the endangered species in Canada. They are quite small, and adults weigh about 2-3 kg.

This painting is 6x12".

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Howling, 6x12"

Daily painting 6x12"

Wolves! I am studying them, observing them and sketching them. There are two white wolves in Edmonton zoo, a male and a female. They have to keep them separated because they fight if they are in the same cage. It is amazing to watch them howl. They are quite big.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Great News about my art!!!

September has been a great month for my art! I got my first gallery representation in Alberta and am very excited about it. The Gallery on Main in Lacombe will represent me! One of my goals this year was to get local (Alberta) representation and I reached that goal full three months ahead.

Furthermore, my art was juried in Xanadu Studios and now I am also officially represented by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ! How exciting!!!

Of course, this has motivated me to paint even more... I am planning a couple of shows for the next year, and am going large! I prefer to paint large paintings, but life often gets in a way and I continue painting my small daily paintings to keep in shape :). But my true passion comes out when I am faced with a large blank canvas.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Misty Morning in "Let the Nature Stun You" show

My painting is juried into "Let the Nature Stun You" show in St. Albert Art Gallery! The opening reception is on November 6, 2014 at 6 pm.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kaleido Family Festival

Mama Bear is in St. Faith Church Exhibit the entire weekend! Come and check it out (behind Stollery Gallery/Nina Hagerty Arts Center).

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wild Things #10, 6x12", White Buffalo

White Buffalo

Already a day 3 of the challenge. I am enjoying being "back in the saddle" and painting every day. I feel that the next few months will be quite productive.


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