I am so thankful for the opportunity to have my work on display at the downtown Art Center. The Living Water Collection is there (minus two paintings that are on display in Albany) and the Country Collection is there as well. Please stop by and take a look if you are in town.
It is so encouraging to see all the work hanging beside each other. I have been painting constantly for a year now (before that my work was very sparatic), and I can already see some continuity between the pieces. This is of course unintentional, but perhaps some of my distinctive artistic style is emerging more and more with every new work. This is an exciting place to be because that is one of the fears of every artist, the daunting question, "what is my style?" I am learning that it simply emerges by itself the more you create and follow your own creative intuition.
So happy with the show up at the Huss Foundation. Opening Night was a huge success with over 350 people coming through the venue. Thanks to all visitors- ya'll blew me away with your kind words!
There are 10 mixed media pieces in the collection. They are intended to be "read" consecutively, as a visual narrative of the Gospel, though they can stand alone. The pieces show our need, remedy, sanctification, and eternal home. I used a variety of media and marks to create mood through the symbolic illustrations. These were a joy to conceptualize!!
Thanks for all your support!!
When our local coffee shop, Cafe Campisino reached out to me about showing my recent work I was elated. This opportunity allowed my recent paintings to get in front of more people and at the same time, helped me gain a bit more confidence. And two sold!
The great thing about our coffee shop is not just their specialized coffee and outstanding lunch (by Sweet Georgia Bakery), but it's their partnership with growers in South America. They support and provide for the farming communities and families to create a beautiful partnership between the growers and customers. Fair trade coffee makes all the difference and I am happy to show work in their space.
Art in the Park Festival
Big thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth this Saturday. It was a beautiful day with beautiful people, enjoying beautiful art!
I am so grateful to those who bought one of my fun Ceramic Christmas Ornaments, and can't believe I sold out of the Georgia designs. I will be making a whole new batch of them, stay tuned!
Drumroll..... and the winner is.....
Ms. Tucker, who won the free Custom House illustration!! Congrats!
Thanks again guys, you made the Day spectacular
I am either walking by faith or losing my mind because I just rented myself a little studio space in Ellaville. Eeekk! The space is awesome: huge, historic, dirty, no Ac, spidery, but I am optimistic! It's a great location (next to the only Gallery in town on the main strip), has an office (has the front window and door and AC, ya'll it is so terribly hot in the summer) and a bathroom with water. So, I am just going to try it out during the next 6 mths to see how it fits into life. I could possibly do art camps and lessons in the big garage space too. We'll see and I'll keep you posted!
Work is up at Honey Hush!
Haley out did herself incorporating all the pieces into the display. She is magical, and I am indebted to her kindness to let me show some work in her store. I hope the new artwork will bring people to her store, make conversation and connections, and hopefully point visitors to the Lord, who has blessed us in so many ways.
When I make art, i feel at home. It is like second nature to me. The sound and friction of charcoal against the paper, the give of the canvas as the brush touches it, and the exhilaration at the end when I stand back and say, "it is finished." The process, nuances, and the prayerful hope that God uses it. What a privilege to be creating, as I think about the One who created; that we are made in His image, as creatives. Wow. What an honor and joy.
Thanks be to the Lord who has moved Haley's heart to trust and give me the opportunity to create again.
I am working on some new artwork. Shaking off the dust and It feels like there are hundreds of pictures in my mind that are trying to get out. So, i am going to give them life.
Right now i am working on some floral ideas... merging design and shapes with still life and marks. I LOVE marks! More to come
Some days all i want to do is use the few extra minutes i have and sit down to create. And then I dream about using my Art Degree to be a living "official" artist... you know, one that goes to work, to make art. My optimistic side agrees that that is a great idea because the world needs art and artists, and that people will pay to have great art.
And then other days, self-doubt, fear of the unknown, fear of people, fear of trying, and the what ifs, all creep in trying to lay hold.
And at this moment, I must interject and remind myself, that the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, the Author and perfecter of my faith is with me, there is nothing to fear.
And then the pep-talk happens. Artmaking brings glory to God. And i must remind myself, that I make art not to boast or please others, but to be faithful to the Lord. It is worship onto Him and He is happy I create because He is the Creator. Art is a part of me, and it is good.
Therefore, i will make art. It is worth it. Always.
This fall I was nominated to direct an Art show at Confluence (the Collegiate BCM Annual Conference). BCM students from campuses all over Georgia were selected to exhibit their original work. After thumbnails were approved and discussions were had, students brought their work to the conference for display at "God's Glory Art Gallery". What a turn out! We had 7 original pieces and all the artists were encouraged from the feedback during the show. What a testimony and encouragement to engage with the Lord through artwork.