Last week I was in Beaufort, NC at Craving Art Studio teaching a workshop and also leaving a show behind. I had so much fun with Heather Sink, owner of the Studio/Gallery, and all of the new students and friends I met during my visit. The Studio is in a gorgeous restored victorian home. The high ceilings and breath taking natural light were perfect to showcase my work. Heather could not have been more gracious and welcoming, making me feel totally at home in minutes. All of the students were so amazing and became fast new friends. I look forward to returning in Spring 2017 to teach again. Be on the look out - if you are up for a gorgeous town, with really nice people and great food, then Beaufort, NC is for you.
It was one year ago on when Heather Sink from Craving Art Studio contacted me to discuss coming to Beaufort, NC for a workshop and show. Well the date has finally arrived and I will be packing up to head to Beaufort right after I return from Spring Break. Heather describes the group of students as enthusiastic and eager to learn. I am very excited to meet everyone on March 31st. I feel like I learn as much from my students at workshops as they learn from me. It is so awesome to get to meet a new group of friends with a common interest and to be immersed in the world of art for 3 solid days!! I also look forward to my Show Opening Reception on Saturday night at the Craving Art Studio 6-8 pm. Above is a sneak peak. I will have around 18 new paintings.
The Huntsville Museum of Art celebrated its 25th Annual Art Auction and Gala with several events March 1-5, 2016. Two of my paintings, Pink Hat and Pink Pop, were included in this prestigious event, which attracts dozens of artists from all over the country. Thank you to Sarah Gessler for inviting me to among this group of elite exhibiting artists.
It is hard to believe that I have been represented at the fabulous Huff Harrington for a decade. Ten years ago, on a wing and a prayer, I submitted work for review a few months after Ann and Meg opened their doors. I quickly got a phone call and they were over the moon with the way I painted. There was a big BUT and that was my palette. It was two bright and intense. I went back to work and created a grayed down series and we were off.
They have supported me through thick and thin and lots of growth. I have always been proud of the talent that HH represents and the integrity they have maintained in this crazy art world. They always protect their artists and are mindful of work that is authentic and original. Because of this I think I have pushed myself more to be a better artist over the years. I really appreciate all the hard work of everyone at Huff Harrington Fine Art and Huff Harrington Home. I could not have achieved this level of success without you guys. Thank you and I look forward to another ten years!
The Big Bash for the 10th Anniversary is February 27th 6-9 pm at Huff Harrington Fine Art. I sent several new paintings last week so be sure to go by and take a look. Let me know what you think. For more details visit huffharrington.com
I was so honored to join my friends Sherrard Georgious, Marcy Gregg, Paul Hastings, Adrian Redmond Chu and Christina Dowdy to paint with the patients at the Levine Children's Hospital. The children were such an inspiration to us all. Despite so many challenges they were bright and cheery and eager to paint with us. I was very humbled by how much we all have to be grateful for.
My buddy Caden and I created a gorgeous still life. He directed me on color and did a fantastic job. Anthony and Chad from Binders Art Supplies were there with donated art supplies and lent a big hand in helping all of us. WBTV's Molly Grantham also joined us.
The patient-inspired paintings will be featured at the Levine Children's Hospital Annual Gala at Quail Hollow on April 2nd.
Winter Storm Jonas came blowing through the south last weekend and closed down Atlanta and Huff Harrington’s launch party for the Grand Affair Show! No need to worry my friends, all the wonderful small works are being sold online at http://huffharrington.com/collections/curators-picks and this Thursday, January 28th from 6 – 8pm they will be hosting a party at their location at 4240 Rickenbacker Drive in Atlanta. Please stop by the gallery for some great art, sips and nibbles! Please send my best to everyone at Huff Harrington!
I am thrilled to hitting the road again, to head down to Atlanta to my favorite gallery, Huff Harrington. On January 22, 2016, they will be hosting their annual “Grand Affair” event from 6 – 8pm and all paintings will be one grand or less!
This year, I am excited to be a sponsor of “Celebrate Latin”, a fundraising arts gala supporting Charlotte Latin School. As a sponsor, I will be donating two of my favorite pieces for the silent auction, Kissing Roses (40 X 40, oil on canvas) and Carefree Days (16 X 12, oil on canvas). Online bidding starts on Friday, January 8th; Get in on the bidding early by following this link: www.biddingforgood.com/charlottelatin
The event will be hosted by the CLS Parents' Council at Quail Hollow Club on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00pm. If you need further event details, please contact Deborah Hullinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On December 19th, Tracy Larson and I co-hosted an event at my home to celebrate the launch of Holidazed, a new book by Tracy Curtis. We welcomed approximately 75 lovely ladies for our Holidazed Happy Hour where we ushered in the holiday season with fantastic holiday drinks, great laugher from Tracy’s new book, and for the first time ever I opened my studio to showcase my small works. All had a wonderful time and we hope to be able to kick off our holiday season with events like this every year.
I am honored to have a painting included in the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle "Home for the Holidays" Designer Shophouse and Marketplace. This beautiful Buckhead home is open through December 13. [Ticket info here.]
The 2016 Workshop Calendar is still in the works but we are pleased to share these dates with you as they are available. Teaching is one of my most favorite things and I hope to see you in a workshop next year!
I am very honored and excited about my show “Synergy” opening on August 27th at the fabulous Huff Harrington Fine Art in Atlanta, GA. Please Join me at the Opening Reception, August 27th, 6-9pm, at 4240 Rickenbacker Dr, Atlanta, GA 30342.
Here are just a few of my new works that will be featured in this show: