What a busy start to the year! In the span of about two months, so much has happened! The Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX now sells my paintings. And the newest gallery in Charleston, SC -The Miller Gallery-has taken me on as an inaugural represented artist. The owner, Sarah Miller, is a bright, sharp, and beautiful individual who I owe a great deal of recent success to. Thank you Sarah!
ArtPop just came to Charleston and my painting, “Conroy” is gracing one of the area’s billboards. Wave as you drive by. I never dreamed my work could be so large!
Artfields in Lake City, SC gets bigger and more ambitious each year and I am proud to be named one of ten Merit Award Winners this year! My piece, Granary, was selected for the exhibition and the honor and now it is in Austin, TX at Wally Workman Gallery.
My studio at the newly re-opened Redux contemporary Art Center on King Street, Charleston is finally set up and fully functioning. Stop by any afternoon and visit me! I’m studio #7.
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I’ve been very busy this winter inside the studio and out. As I approach my second year of my four year grad program at MICA, I can’t seem to slow or stop my style and thought process from progressing and changing toward my art-making. I absolutely love the challenge and have more ideas than I do room on my canvas. Thankfully, I’m surrounded by many positive voices that support me and are willing to critique my progress.
The recent Redux Art Auction in downtown Charleston was a success and the proceeds are going directly toward opening the newer, larger facility on King Street. My piece, “Safety First” was a focal point of the beautiful and fun event.
Upcoming is the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, and I have been asked to donate a piece for their art auction. I just finished a piece which is drying in my studio. I chose to name it “Conroy” as it is inspired by the stories and personality of Pat Conroy in the Lowcountry. I wanted to convey the isolation and wonder one feels when on the water. I truly love this piece and hope it does well.
I just finished my first 6 week intensive at MICA for my MFA Studio Art program and my head still feels like jelly. It was a tremendously rewarding experience, not only for the remarkable mentors and visiting artists and the challenge of pushing my own creativity, but because I met and befriended so many truly gifted and kind artists from across the country and world.
I had not been away from my son for an entire day before this session and the program required 12-14 hr days, 6 days a week. It was challenging for me and for my family and for their elasticity and generosity and packed lunches, I am so grateful. It will be difficult to keep with the fast pace of production leading into this fall in Charleston. I need to find a larger studio and get my materials all in one space. I look forward to exploring everything about this amazing town and asking her to impart her culture upon my work.