Tuesday, January 28, 2014

hard at work

Brushes are out and wax is hot. Two paintings just completed, one on the easel, one at the waxing station, two ready to print and glue.

My gallery has requested large pieces for the June show. Next up: figuring out dimensions so I can get an order in to HoldStudios in enough time to finish those big babies!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Stephanie Hargrave, Proliferous

detail of hargrave
Stephanie Hargrave, detail
Missing opening night of a talented and popular local artist can have it's advantages. I love going to the openings to support the artist, and experience the excitement in the room. But often there is so much energy in the room, that I find myself missing some really beautiful details.

Stephanie Hargrave, detail
This was exactly the case for the January show at Patricia Rovzar Gallery featuring new work from encaustic artist Stephanie Hargrave.
Stephanie Hargrave, detail
Stephanie's newest body of work displays both the maturity of an established artist, and the joy in exploring the depth and breadth of a difficult medium. I found myself getting so close to the paintings that my nose almost grazed the surface. There are bumps and etchings, and layers upon layers of yummy wax to explore with your eyes. It is almost impossible to resist caressing the surfaces with my hands. Lovely.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Catch Up!

I've been remiss in updates to my blog, so todays post is an attempt to summarize my work over the past few months.

I completed a large commission for the cafeteria of a Puget Sound Hospital,
flight, 30 x 132
painted four new pieces for the annual December show at Patricia  Rovzar Gallery
I'll not forget you, 32 x 24
morning dance, 36 x 32
the heart finds its morning, 30 x 52
touch softly, 44 x 14
experimented with several new figurative studies,
plunge, 18 x 36 
the grass was wet with dew, 36 x 24
and began work on a new body of work for my next solo show in June 2014 at Patricia Rovzar Gallery.

photo mounted and  ready for wax
Over the next few months I promise to post updates of my progress. Happy New Year!

New Year, New Gallery

I am pleased to announce representation by the outstanding contemporary art gallery,  Forré & Company, in Aspen and Vail.

Forré represents some of the most respected contemporary artists in America, including a few of my personal favorites: Lynda Lowe, Judith Kindler, Julie Spiedel, Ashley Collins, Kris Cox, Michael Schultheis, Victoria Adams and Michael Shemchuk.

They now have eight of my paintings available for viewing and purchase. If you have the good fortune to make a trip to Vail or Aspen this ski season, please stop by to visit this beautiful gallery.