I would like to invite you to my inaugural opening studio celebration and C-Note annual show at Ashton Gallery/Art on 30th on November 30th from 6pm -8pm. I am beginning a three month studio artist residency at Art on 30th that day! I will be in Studio 10 upstairs. So stop on by to check out the new work space and enjoy a glass of prosecco with me! Come early for easier street parking. If you arrive a little before 6pm, no worries, I will be in studio and ready by 5:30pm!
The other studio artists will also be open. So much beautiful work to see!
Downstairs will be the annual C-note non-juried exhibition. The C-note is an event where the gallery packs their walls with affordable art at $300 or under right in time for the holidays.
Red Circle in Talula is a 36in x 48in acrylic painting on stretched canvas. It was selected by a jury to be included in a February 2019 show at Ashton Gallery.
Red Circle in Talula was the first of my red circle paintings. After dreaming of red circles for a few nights, and not knowing that the blood moon super moon was coming, I went down to my studio and decided I would not leave it until I explored this red circle dream that was haunting me. I threw on some music and began to explore. After time, energy, and multiple layers, this painting emerged. It has been one of my most discussed pieces with fellow artists and collectors as it lends itself to familiar imagery within the abstracted composition of the painting itself. While I was not after a landscape, most of my paintings are haunted by space and people tend to find spatial forms and objects within this painting. Some call the piece a nod to midcentury forms and design while others have mentioned the geometric patterns found throughout, this painting for me represents at its core a land of dreams. As the red circle found its way into mine in deep sleep, so shall the painting emerge from this energy.
The painting is available on my website to purchase or you may email me with inquiries.
"Red Circle in Joshua Tree" is a 24in x 36in original acrylic painting on 0.7 in stretched canvas. The painting came to fruition along with my other red circle series paintings after I started dreaming of red circles. I went down to my studio and noticed several abstract paintings had reddish circular shapes in them. I decided that I needed to make some paintings that developed and explored a red circle. As I started painting this particular work, I was immediately thrown into the deserts of Joshua Tree. As the painting formed and developed it began to morph into a surrealist abstracted landscape of the desert. I knew I wanted a large red circle peeking out from the purple and blue mounds that had emerged in the work. It was only days later that I realized we had a blood super moon on the horizon. Perhaps that is why I was dreaming of red circles. There was something pulling me to explore the red sphere and knowing that positioned the entire process as working on a more subconscious level. Red circles can inhabit so many meanings. Tie a string to it and it is a beacon of curiosity that may get you in trouble with a psychotic clown. Or it may remind you of a fun song from the 80's. Whatever the reason this beautiful and odd dreamscape formed, I know it will bring good vibes to the space it inhabits. This painting holds the power of dreams. It allows you to create your own narrative, to imagine who you might meet, how hot or cold the air against your skin feels, and it is infused with energy.