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“Eclipse” – New Painting Complete!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Finished Work, Leaving Time, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“Eclipse” – New Painting Complete!

Hey guys! Today, a few days after the solar eclipse, I am very happy to be posting my newest painting. This piece is the first in a series I am working on called “Leaving Time”. No, this series isn’t connected to a gallery show, it is a series of paintings I have been wanting to create for some time. I felt giving it a name and a cohesive theme would help give me the focus to bring them to life. So, without further ado here is my painting “Eclipse”.     Originally this painting was only meant to have 2 figures, the light and the dark. It would appear...

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Divine Feminine – Goddess Painting Complete!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Finished Work, Oil Painting | 4 comments

Divine Feminine – Goddess Painting Complete!

Hi Friends! It’s been awhile I know. I am trying to catch up on all the blog posts, as well as all the art I want to get done this summer. It has been a crazy year being at school, with very little free time to pursue my own projects. But, since this past winter I have been slowly working away on this painting “Divine Feminine”, which was actually originally inspired by female activism. As a mother, as a woman, as a spiritual being – I was called to create this piece.     This is a large detailed oil painting which has a lot of symbolism entwined into it. I...

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Going to an Art Academy – My Experience

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Opinion, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Hey guys – as many of you know in January I started at the Swedish Academy of Realist Art. It is a private school located in the artistic Osterlen town of Simrishamn run by Hans-Peter Szameit and Sanna Tomac. I will admit, it was such a whirlwind getting accepted into the school only weeks before term started – I walked in on the first day a blank canvas, not sure what to expect.     So, I thought I would share with you my experience so far – going on 3 months at the school! I went in with prior artistic experience, I had been completely self taught but working...

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“Hope” – Mission Blue Painting Complete!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Finished Work, Gallery Shows, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“Hope” – Mission Blue Painting Complete!

Ah, things go so fast! I meant to post this ages ago but this project and the show swept me up and away so I am a bit behind. As many of you know I was the curator of a show hosted by Haven Gallery which opened on October 29th 2016! This show was special as it supported the wonderful organization Mission Blue. Mission Blue creates “Hope Spots” in our oceans, which act like nature reserves, protecting and preserving the fragile ecosystems within. For over a year now I have been working on bringing this show to life and the opening was a success! Half the originals already have new...

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“1,000 Morsels of Hope” – Rapeseed Field Painting Complete!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Finished Work, Oil Painting | 1 comment

“1,000 Morsels of Hope” – Rapeseed Field Painting Complete!

Hi friends 🙂 I know, it has been awhile since I wrote a blog post. After Gabe was born in May art has been slower than usual and this painting (which I started in June) has consumed most of my time. I am so happy it is done, but in many ways I am also… saddened in a way. It has been a journey. I documented a journey in this painting and it was a journey in and amongst itself to paint. Which is why I feel the need to really talk about what this piece of work means to me.     Last year in 2015 my life changed abruptly. I won’t get into the gritty details here but we...

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