February 6, 2016
The current exhibit, What … If ? , a solo exhibit of more than one hundred paintings, opening at Dorchester Center for the Arts in Cambridge, Maryland. The collection illustrates the evolution of style and technique of a ten year period, 2004 through 2014. As a full-time artist, I have to plan a year ahead for workshops and exhibitions. I also need to be creating new work each and every day, processing inspiration and experiences of the previous six months. Rarely is there time to step back and see my own evolution. Putting this exhibit together was a treat, a chance to see where I’ve been and where I want to head from here.
For those of you who will not be able to attend the exhibit, the all-day demo and official opening reception on February 13th, or the workshop on March 12th, here is a peak at a number of the paintings in the exhibit as well as a snapshot of the window display. The exhibit includes oil paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolor paintings, ink and watercolor live sketches, ink and watercolor still life studies as well as mixed media pieces and pencil sketches.
To hear the interview with Mickey Love, director of Dorchester Center for the Arts, you can stream it at A Love for the Arts with Mickey Love on Tuesday, February 9th at 11 am (WCEM – AM 1240).
Evolution is rarely a linear process. It often brings me back to where I started, a bit older, a bit more experiences and with a tool bag that holds more finely honed skills with which to express and communicate my experience of life. Rather than running in circles, I run in spirals.