Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Group Show at the Hive!

This painting 'the metamorphosis' has traveled up to Los Angeles to be in a group show at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles. The inspiration for this piece was Franz Kafka and the place he lived. It is amazing to me he actually wanted his work to be burned.

The piece is 8" x 7 3/4" • $130 and was created on a small canvas mounted to wood painted on the edges.

Saturday February 6th is the opening reception from 8 pm - 12:30 am.

Train ride to Glendale

On Thursday I took my first train ride to Glendale CA. I traveled there to visit with the artist sisters CJ Metzger and Miss Mindy and to finish my part in the collaborative painting we are working on. Their studio was built by their Grandfather and is an amazing space! I feel so privileged to have been able to work with them. They are lovely, talented women! The painting is the one all the artists started to work on at the 'Trappings' show in January which will be auctioned off for the charity Lunch Bunch. My part of the painting was inspired by the migration of the monarch butterfly. These are my photos from the trip.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

'Entangled Secrets'

This is a sneak peek of one of my pieces for the 'Trappings' show this friday. A few months ago Shonn brought home a deceased hummingbird he had found on the sidewalk. To see all the beautifully colored feathers shimmering in the sun was breathtaking. It was such a sad but beautiful sight. I sat outside trying to capture the colors in a pastel. This piece is a homage to the hummingbird.

This Friday 'Trappings' curated by the artist sisters

This friday January 15th is the opening reception for the 'Trappings' show at the WWA Gallery in Culver City, CA. It will be from 7-10 pm and the artists involved in the show will be doing a live painting that will be donated to the Lunch Bunch charity who feed the homeless of Los Angeles. This is a group exhibition curated by the artist sisters CJ Metzger and Miss Mindy. I will have 4 new paintings in this show.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Hive 'Bee Here Now' Show Saturday January 9th 2010

When I was first asked to be in this show I immediately got a vision in my mind's eye. Lucky for me my artist friend Macoe(click here to see her work) agreed to be my model. I got to photograph her while in a state of meditation. I am very thrilled with how the painting came out. We agreed that when this painting is up for sale 5 % would be donated to a charity of her choosing.
The title of the painting is 'At Peace Within.' This piece will be in a group show entitled "Bee Here Now 2" at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles. The opening reception is Saturday January 9th 2010 from 8pm - 1 am. To see the flyer and more information on the show please click here. Thank you to Macoe!

Happy New Year!

We started the New Year in San Francisco walking the streets until our legs were ready to crumble, riding line no.5 to the edges of the city hoping the camera obscura building was open, getting lost trying to find the Japanese tea garden in Golden Gate Park, attended a warehouse party New Year's Eve and made short movies in the smoking section, ate at our favorite crepes place called Crepes Express on upper Haight street, found Japantown and ate a tasty japanese meal, ending our trip at the City Lights Bookstore (place where many beat writers first got their writings published) and then the Beat Museum while we only had 10 minutes left on the meter. Now home again where many layers of clothes are no longer needed. San Francisco so full of beautiful old buildings and mom and pop shops. Fantastic start to the New Year! Happy 2010!