Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

new finished piece- LAYER UPON LAYER 1

This is the result of some painting experiments done over the last year or so. Layer upon layer.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This piece is 7"x9" and has been waiting for a few years to be finished. This is it.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Layers of life- people's choice

This piece, BLOODLINES, (40"Wx30"H, mixed media) was one of the people's choice award winners in the Layers of Life show at the Franciscan Center. I just found out about the award today and I'm still a little amazed!

We also had to write a paragraph about it. Here's what I wrote:

Blood lines is built over layers of former paintings on a canvas I’ve owned for twenty years. Some areas are textured and impastoed with a variety of materials. It’s collaged with fabric, tissue, and photos of ancestors layered over a grid of horizontals and verticals with bits and pieces of debris from my studio life. The varied shapes and lines create a kind of map of territory that evolved over time. It is a continuum of history arranged in an intuitive composition.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Reception in Lowell on Saturday, July 19, 5-7

I was honored to have a nice article written about my show at the Lowell Chamber of Commerce by Emma Palova of the Lowell Ledger. I've tried uploading this article six different ways for it to be readable, but you get the idea. If you'd really like to read it, click on the image and it will open readable in a new window.

Emma took the photo too. I thought she did a great job!

There's going to be a little reception for my show at the Lowell Chamber of Commerce
July 19, from 5-7
The show isn't large (18 pieces) but the venue is lovely- right across from the showboat on the beautiful Flat River, behind the Flat River Grill. The Chamber is at 113 Riverwalk Plaza in Lowell. (To get there- M-21 turns into Lowell's Main Street and just over the bridge past the Flat River Grill you can turn left on Washington and another left right away into the parking lot behind the chamber.)

It should be a nice time to visit and share some wine and snacks on a summer evening on the river. Lowell's also a lovely place for a stroll. If you've never been to the Fire and Water ART Showroom at 219 West Main where I am among a stellar collection of 25 artists gathered by 'local art guru' Kathleen Mooney, you could see more of my work there. The showroom is open until 6 on Saturday, so you could get two art experiences for the price of one!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

new business cards

Just another aspect of being an artist. I spent time creating these today on Photoshop and also making labels and an artist's statement for a show at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in downtown Grand Rapids. I'm hanging that tomorrow.

Friday, July 04, 2008

nothing new

no new art to post, unless you want to see a photo of my bathroom. I'm painting some of it gray that used to be white. woohoo!

or I could post work of students I've taught or business cards I designed for a friend... time to spend time in the studio and do my own painting!