I just finished this painting,"Liberty and Justice For All." It has been a visual prayer for America as I've created it.
I started this painting of the flag in the park near my home last year before my dad died. I was in a time of deep contemplation over the transience of life; how fleeting it is, and how important it is to be grateful and to not miss all that is good and beautiful in my everyday world. This is, I believe, a timely message for the season we are living in. Since the lock down of covid-19, many of us have sought refuge in parks such as this one. Parks have become sanctuaries of beauty, rest, an escape from the barrage of news and the fear we have battled with during this quarantine. It has been during this time of quarantine, that I picked my brushes back up again, and decided to finish this painting. Many days as I worked on it, I found myself praying for our country, praying for healing in the bodies and souls of Americans. I had finished painting the flag before the trees, and so I would often stop painting, put my finger on the flag, and pray for our country. As I did this, I could feel why the flag is such a powerful emblem for the American ideals of freedom, the ideals that founded this country. The timing is right for America to be reminded of its roots.
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ART IN CALIFORNIA:
I am honored and thrilled to be a part of
'Stranger Than Fiction', an exhibition of art inspired by strange but true events at
BG Gallery in Santa Monica, California.
My paintings show here, 'The Launch' and 'The Art of Waiting' will be a part of this show.
Opening Reception: April, 14 6-8pm
Closing reception : April 28, 6-8pm
Show runs until April 29, 2018
Both of my paintings, 'The Launch' and 'The Art of Waiting' will be featured in the show!
'The Launch' was also featured in L.A. Art Party, "The go-to guide for the best arts and entertainment events in Los Angeles."
From November 22nd 2016 through April 28th 2017, I was honored to have 5 of my 19 paintings from the SS Endurance Series on display at the beautiful 21C Museum Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. These five paintings from 'By Endurance We Conquer' were being exhibited at 21C as part of their Elevated Art program.
The paintings were on view in the vitrines of each guest floor. For information on the exhibition or the 21C Museum, you may contact the museum director, Michael Hurst firstname.lastname@example.org
From 2014-16, I created 19 oil paintings about Ernest Shackleton and his mighty crew of the SS Endurance. (This body of work is is still growing today, in 2018.)
The body of work was entitled 'By Endurance We Conquer'
and was exhibited at Bromwell's July 15th- September 3rd, 2016.
The show had a successful opening on July 15th, and ended with an artist's talk on August 30th and closing on September 3rd, commemorating the crew's rescue and safe landing at Buenes Aires.
*Stay tuned for upcoming info about a video link to my artist's talk! My work continues to be inspired by this epic journey, and I plan to make more paintings to add to this series! More coming soon . . .
Evan and I have moved to Europe!
I'm spending spending four months in Spain and abroad in Europe during the fall and winter of 2016-17 to learn classical atelier techniques in drawing and painting. I'm excited to be attending the Barcelona Academy of Art!