Sometimes opportunities happen when least expected. A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to be invited to do a follow-up interview with Syx Langemann and Justice Hargrove, for their video podcast 'Hypnic Jerks'. Check it out.
With most people locked down at home during this COVID 19 pandemic, things may seem bleak right now. However, in times like these we must learn to be more resilient and endeavour to focus our energy on the positive things right within our reach. It may be hard to believe, but being cooped up all day does have upsides.
Recently I saw an exhibition of hand-made and altered books. As an avid reader with literally a ton of old books both at home and at my studio, I was fascinated and decided to try making a miniature accordion book just for fun. Keep reading to see the short video.
It always astonishes me how quickly time flies by. It seems like only yesterday, everyone was panicked over Y2K. Yet nothing happened. The world, as we knew it, did not end at the stroke of midnight 2000.
When someone buys one of my paintings, it's a total thrill to see where and how it's installed. In the case of the recently sold diptych below, the painting looks spectacular in the client's dining room. It adds an aura of drama and sophistication that only original art can provide.
I'm thrilled to announce that Caesars International recently acquired six of my large canvases through purchase and lease. They are now permanently installed in the breathtaking Augustus 27 ballroom on the top floor of the hotel.
Although I couldn't be at the opening reception of 'Learning Curve', the curated group show I'm in at Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia, California, I was there in spirit.The reception was live streamed and lots of people sent me pics as well.
It was an honor to be invited to show my work in this exclusive group exhibit at Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia, California by artist / curator Michael Shemchuk.The Opening was originally to be on December 1, 2018. Unfortunately, the tragic fire that devastated Paradise, California was only 75 miles north. It changed everything.
Everyone loves watching short informative videos. It gives us all a much better visual experience than simply reading or looking at a photo. So, last week, I jumped in and created a 3 minute video about my studio and upcoming Open House. Want to know how I did it?
If you live nearby or will be in the Windsor / Detroit area during my Open Studio at the end of September, be sure to put the dates on your calendar. I would love to see you and show you my studio and newest paintings.
Recently, I attended a professional artist workshop in Victoria, B.C. with California artist Michael Shemchuk. It was a game-changer for me and I'm excited to tell you about this incredible experience.
Genevieve Parker Hill, Author and Lifestyle Coach has just launched her latest book, 'The Wealthy Creative' I would never call myself "wealthy" by any means. But somehow I was selected as one of 24 role models for her book.
Read on for excerpts from the interview.
Working with encaustic wax is a challenge at the best of times. It's easier to work small because the melted wax hardens within seconds between the hot plate and painting. You need to work fast or the wax on your brush won't spread. To create a large painting with encaustic wax requires almost super-human speed. Let me tell you more about my process ...
Summer is quickly fading and I hope yours was especially memorable in a good way.
Having just returned from our annual trip to Shediac, New Brunswick visiting my parents, I'm feeling relaxed, thankful and creatively rejuvenated.