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Acrylic, Glass & Mixed Media on Canvas 30x30 $ 850
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Currently on display through August 29 at Ciel Gallery
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Find the latest pictures ENTWINED opening on 8.7.2015 HERE, my most recent show featured along with Sydney Sogol and her fiber art. Super grateful to all my friends, family and patrons who came out to the opening. it was very invigorating and I am thrilled that some pieces found new homes! Thank YOU!
I have been working hard to finish all my pieces for upcoming show in August!
Finished adding some color and good vibrations to this greenway mound at City of Statesville - Recreation and Parks. Thank you Iredell Arts Council for inviting me and for the opportunity to add some art to this great public park! As I was painting, so many folks passed by, thanked me first and then asked questions...most asked me if my image was a village in the Caribbean or on a South American coast somewhere...YES, all the above!! Just wanted to add an image that would take folks to "another place" for a minute. I just love being an artist...what a privilege to be able to do this fulltime!
Thoughts and inspirations determine the color palette and bead selections. By combining knots, fibers & beads of many colors, textures and places, I ultimately connect people, thoughts and inspirations.
Finally Finished my 2 completely different skews for the upcoming Skew the Masters show.
For the diptych I titled "Transcending Matisse's Oceania" I used Matisse's cut out series as my departure point. I did have the privilege some years ago to see his work at his home on the French Riviera...what a stunning experience and inspiration.
Matisse once said:
"An artist must never be a prisoner of himself, a prisoner of a style, a prisoner of a reputation or a prisoner of success"...I can't tell you how much I resonate with this!
The chaos of life and turmoil always meets calm somewhere in the process of my work. I find it liberating to work with just form using an expressive language of color to bring forward my imagination and that what inspires me.
When Matisse got sick at a relatively young age, he found himself limited physically and confined to live a certain way to accommodate his ailing body. Forced to find a new medium to work with gave birth to his cutouts series, this collage medium he noted, was most liberating. He could just concentrate on form and color and not worry so much about realism. In his biography he does say he found his cutouts to be his true masterpieces.
Matisse seemed to be a natural fit for me to skew. I adore his use of form and color and I too, have had to reaccommodate my life and how I work my art, over and over, as I age along Marfan syndrome . I find artists like Matisse and Frida Kahlo to be such inspirations in my life. I shall find out one day if I succeeded with my pursuit of finding the ultimate vortex of calm vs chaos through my use of color and form!
For this skew, I just reveled particularly in his Oceania and Jazz series of cutouts.
It was only natural for me to also want to use an O'Keeffe as my departure point for a second skew.
Georgia O’Keeffe once said:
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for.” … I have things in my head that are not like what anyone taught me — shapes and ideas so near to me, so natural to my way of being and thinking.”
Since I have memory, I remember studying things with a magnifying glass. I wanted to know every detail of every thing that peaked my curiosity…I studied insects and flowers, rocks and sticks, old walls and pretty much anything with great color and texture and would be entertained for hours!.
Today, my love of form and color continues to grow, though I don’t really use a magnifying glass…I think those years of early childhood curiosity embedded memories to last me a lifetime of inspiration and never ending imagination-not to mention what inspires me daily because every day I find something that inspires me!
Natural, organic forms are my “first love”, they were the first kind of innate marks I made as a child and the ones I continued to develop for the next 35 years or so, and ones I seem to be coming back to after a brief departure.
It wasn’t until I was in college and studied O’Keeffe that I realized how much I could resonate with another artist. I decided to challenge myself by skewing one of her images with a muted palette…my first tendency was to select the brightest colored image because I love color, but I find that stepping out of one’s comfort zone is the way to stay alive and grow. I titled this one "Black Iris Metamorphosis"
I invite you all to come see this very unique show in Charlotte, NC opening May 1, 2015 with a fun opening reception from 6-9 PM.
Finally got started with a rough draft! Thank you Rogelio Calvo and The city of Statesville Recreation and Parks for inviting me, along with a handful of other local artists, to help beautify your park with some art! Oh yeah, this will have a ton of color!! Of course!! #tinasart Will post as I continue...
Showing art is a great fun but one of the aspects I enjoy most, and which makes it a worthwhile experience, are the folks I meet and the artists I get to catch-up with. Selling is always the icing on top. Thanks to the Latin American Coalition and Art Si for inviting me to participate and for continuing to promote Latin American arts and thank you McColl Center for Art + Innovation for a lovely family day and open house. What a rich experience for our community...every art studio had an art activity going on, poetry was being read, music was being played, fabulous goods and typical food being sold, unique art was displayed and patrons got a treat!. What an honor it was to show in this space!
— with Francisco Gonzalez and 6 others.
I had a great time doing this! Left an original art piece in Downtown Melbourne. FL for "Flood the Streets with Art" event...by chance, it got spotted so quickly that I got to see it being picked-up! Neat! The coolest was when I got a message saying how much they loved it! I will do this again! If art could flood everyone's home, the world would be a better place :)
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