Thank you!!

I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who adventured out last Friday to attend my opening of Whiskey, Etc!! I also want to THANK everyone who reached out before the opening. It really meant a lot!

Me and my children at the opening of Whiskey Etc.

Me and my children at the opening of Whiskey Etc.

Even though the snow and cold kept most people warm at home. We still had a wonderful opening with lots of food and an amazing musician. Every painting had a painted gourd to go along with it. The gourds will only be available for viewing at the Cecil County Arts Council. If you missed the show, I will share some sneak peaks in this post. Plus you have till the end of February to check out all the art work at the Cecil County Arts Council, 135 E Main St, Elkton, MD 21921 . For the month of March, all the paintings will be hung at the Cecil County Public Library, 301 Newark Ave, Elkton, MD 21921.

Save the date, for Wine and Dine for the Arts Dinner Series 2019 on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club 128 Karen Dr, Rising Sun, Maryland 21911. As I will be the featured Artist. Follow the event int the link below for then tickets go on sale!! https://www.facebook.com/events/316038645919574/

Bazylika Bożego Ciała  (The Corpus Christi Basilica) 2019    16x20 Alcohol ink on Ecstatic Wax Board    $450

Bazylika Bożego Ciała (The Corpus Christi Basilica) 2019

16x20 Alcohol ink on Ecstatic Wax Board

$450

Matryoska Nesting Dolls 2019    Alcohol Ink on Bottle Gourds    $125

Matryoska Nesting Dolls 2019

Alcohol Ink on Bottle Gourds

$125

I would love to hear if you are able to make it out to see the show in Elkton!

Exciting News for 2019!!

I am SO EXCITED to announce I will be having my first solo exhibit!! My show will be February 2019 at the Cecil County Arts Council!! Here is the newspaper article in Friday’s Whig https://www.cecildaily.com/features/arts_and_culture/cecil-arts-council-announces-solo-artist-exhibitions/article_b8c12150-1164-5591-9919-e47692f70935.html?fbclid=IwAR1c_5T_qYHXoGZuqQbxhvPeNHRK3BjWLDGCUSyDrehTU9Tni1KkUKuFf0c

Hazy morning at the Liondale Farm in Unionville#2

Hazy morning at the Liondale Farm in Unionville#2

My exhibition is called Whiskey, etc…. a play on my favorite medium Alcohol Ink!!

The exhibition will contain 2D alcohol ink landscape paintings on wooden panels in box frames mounted on the gallery wall.  Moreover, in front of each painting, on a pedestal, would be a gourd painted with alcohol ink that supplements the corresponding landscape. A beautiful collaboration of 2d paintings and gourd art!! I hope to see you at the opening!!

Finishing Touches!

The Gallery contains images of all my paintings, here all the finishing touches look like. You will also find in the description of each photograph in the gallery which finishing touch each art work received. 

 

My Tiles are placed into Frames and Keepsake Boxes. 

4x4 & 6x6 framed Alcohol Ink tiles

4x4 & 6x6 framed Alcohol Ink tiles

4x4 & 6x6 Alcohol Ink tiles in keepsake boxes 2

4x4 & 6x6 Alcohol Ink tiles in keepsake boxes 2

4x4 & 6x6 Alcohol Ink tiles in keepsake boxes

4x4 & 6x6 Alcohol Ink tiles in keepsake boxes

My 14x14 alcohol ink on a panel are in wooden box frames.

14x14 alcohol ink on a panel with wooden box frame

14x14 alcohol ink on a panel with wooden box frame

14x14 alcohol ink on a panel with wooden box frame

14x14 alcohol ink on a panel with wooden box frame

All my yupo paper and Photograph paper are matted and some are matted and framed.

Alcohol Ink on yupo paper matted and framed.

Alcohol Ink on yupo paper matted and framed.

UPDATED!!

UPDATE MEDIUMS, UPDATED MY WEBSITE, AND EVEN UPDATED MY HAIR STYLE.... A LOT HAS BEEN CHANGED AND CREATED IN THE LAST YEAR!!!

While returning to my summers of teaching Art Camp, the world of Adult Coloring books became saturated. (Will those sweary coloring books still have sales from time to time.) While teaching, I was introduced to Alcohol Ink by my wonderful co teacher. As soon as I put ink to panel, I know I was addicted! (which she warned would happen) My first finished Alcohol Ink piece was Nightscape#1. 

Nightscape#1  I used my new favorite medium to create 3 small pieces for our local galleries Petite Painting sale just before Christmas. This sparked an interest in Alcohol Ink class at the Oxford Arts Alliance. I began teaching adult classes there in February, teaching ink on tiles and yupo paper. Six months later and and another round of summer camp under my belt, I have started to add  jewelry ,   

Nightscape#1

I used my new favorite medium to create 3 small pieces for our local galleries Petite Painting sale just before Christmas. This sparked an interest in Alcohol Ink class at the Oxford Arts Alliance. I began teaching adult classes there in February, teaching ink on tiles and yupo paper. Six months later and and another round of summer camp under my belt, I have started to add jewelry,

 

Beachscape#2 pendent      scarves,          

Beachscape#2 pendent

 

scarves,

 

 

 

Alcohol Ink Scarves      ceramics, and gourds        

Alcohol Ink Scarves

 

ceramics, and gourds

 

 

Alcohol Ink Gourd Fruit Bowl with Flower     to my list of classes. Nothing is safe from the ink... porous and nonporous surfaces a like. I am working my plans to teach art at the montessori school, Adult Classes at the OxAA, and Gourd Gatherings. And spend the rest of time preparing to make inventory for the Christmas season.

Alcohol Ink Gourd Fruit Bowl with Flower

 

to my list of classes. Nothing is safe from the ink... porous and nonporous surfaces a like. I am working my plans to teach art at the montessori school, Adult Classes at the OxAA, and Gourd Gatherings. And spend the rest of time preparing to make inventory for the Christmas season.

The Start of an Adventure

In June 2014, i took painting from something i did with my kids to doing it for myself. I started my paintings of local landmarks on burlap canvas with liquid acrylics. Mainly make gift for family and friends, giving away more then half of original paintings. In July 2015, i began taking class  "Courageous Painting" class at Susan Melrath. An class on non objective painting class, far out of my comfort zone of folk farmy paintings (with a bfa in jewelry design i was already outside of comfort zone!). One the things she teaches in her class is to take the risks & experimenting you learn in this style of painting into your everyday life. By the end of the first session, i started having my work printed and for sale at local consignment shops. By the end of the second, session i had prints and postcard in our local juried Christmas gift shop. (I would normally be to afraid to put myself out there) Starting the 3rd session, we were asked to keep a sketchbook. Well this sketchbook and a Christmas gift for my sister has lead me to the adventure of Adult Coloring books that i am on today!!! More about that next week!!

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