Monday, February 28, 2011

Voila.

As promised, some selections from my Anna Karenina sketchbook! Most are studies from photo reference, a few figures are from life, and there are a few concept doodles:










Monday, February 21, 2011

News and an Interview


Just wanted to share the most recent interview I did with Hasan Niyazi for his art and art history blog, Three Pipe Problem. I have to say that this is my most in-depth interview in explaining the meaning & iconography of my work, largely due to Hasan's thought-provoking questions! He did a wonderful job putting this together, and was also verrrry patient to get these answers, so many thanks are in order :)

For those of you in Rome, my 'Eau de Parfum' piece will be up at Dorothy Circus Gallery for their group show opening this Friday, along with some amazing artists like Martin Wittfooth, John Brophy, and Ana Bagayan. Italy, I hope to meet you myself someday! ;)

In other news, I've been crashing and burning a bit lately, and chose to pull out of the Hi-Fructose group show this time around. It's times like these that I am infinitely grateful for people like Kirsten Anderson, who let me participate in her Lush Life group show (May 2011) instead. So more on that in a few weeks :)

I've decided to spend this week drawing, prepping the next pieces, working on some drawing commissions, and hopefully experimenting with different media, as a way to wind down the stress levels. In spirit of said drawing-forecast, I predict a sketch-dump here in a couple days...stay tuned!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Seattle trip in pictures

A full 24 hours in Seattle, come and gone *le sigh* but here are a few memories!

with Kirsten Anderson, who is just as awesome in person as she was in my imagination!

with the incredible Mr. Despain and his work.






Dj Man - love his specs!


Some quiet gallery shots, post-opening.







I would -kill- to have this view every day!

View from the plane.


Huge thanks to Kirsten for making this trip possible, and to everyone I met and hung out with while I was there - you all made my time there fantastic! I adored every minute. So surreal that it went by so fast, but here I am plunging into my next works on a typical Monday morning...:)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"The Secret Keepers" images

In keeping with the invisibility theme of my last show, I focused this time on secrets and how they often define us more than what our visible traits suggest about us. Secrets are the source of mystery, and why people are not who they seem to be.

"Bluebeard" 18" x 24" Acrylic on wood.
Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault.

"Siren's Song" 14" x 18" Acrylic on wood.
My take on the the Triple Goddess- presiding over the ocean depths.


"The Spectre Bridegroom" 9" x 12" Acrylic on wood.
Based on the story of the same title by Washington Irving.

"Snow in Summer" 9" x 12" Acrylic on wood.
Based on Jane Yolen's early 20th Century-Appalachian reinterpretation of Snow White.


“The Secret Keepers” opens alongside Brian Despain's show this Friday at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle. The show runs until March 5, 2011. If you are interested in any of these, please email Kirsten here: kirsten@roqlarue.com

And I promise one of these days I will sit down and write more in depth about the symbolism and concepts in each of these...off now to see how much work I can get done for next month's 'Hi-Fructose' piece before my Seattle flight! ;)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Finally!


Yesterday I put the final brushstroke on the last painting for my Seattle show. All 4 of them are now happily getting their frames done, and the next time I see them will be at the opening a week from today! Here is a sneak peek at one of them...watch this spot for more soon! ;)

Oh, and 'Suggestivism' opens tomorrow night in Santa Ana!