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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 πŸ™‚ 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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“Den Underbara Resan” – Skurup’s Commission Complete!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Finished Work, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“Den Underbara Resan” – Skurup’s Commission Complete!

Happy spring everyone πŸ™‚ Well… I still feel like I am waiting for proper spring to roll in. It hints and teases – but the wind down here in SkΓ₯ne makes it feel more like February rather than nearing May! As many of you know, I was commissioned by the town of Skurup (where I live) to create a painting. In the concept sketch I created I tried to add in some of the core elements I felt were important to the town – a local landmark, an earthy farm feeling and of course the classic white goose – which is a symbol used all over Skurup.     So why is the white goose...

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“Into the Woods We Go” – Red Riding Hood Painting Complete!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Finished Work, Gallery Shows, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“Into the Woods We Go” – Red Riding Hood Painting Complete!

Hello hello everyone! I am happy to finally share with you guys my Red Riding Hood piece, which I made for the Bad Apple Artist Collective show opening tonight in Portugal! Exciting πŸ™‚ Fellow BA member June Leeloo will actually be there in person, so I am expecting some nice photos of the opening to start circulating the web tomorrow! The show is called “Perrault’s Fairy Tales” – Perrault being the French writer, living a century or so before the Brother Grimm’s time (I believe). Red Riding Hood was one of those stories and I used that as inspiration for my...

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“Homebound” – Gypsy painting complete!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in Gallery Shows | 0 comments

Hey friends πŸ™‚ Wow officially in April, I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by. I have 2 shows opening this month, the first of which is at Aunia Kahn’s gallery Alexi Era! The theme for this show was “Gypsy” – which immediately brings to mind bold reds, golds, prints, flowers and an old world feeling.     I put together a big folder full of gypsy pics, including beautiful photos of the Romanian countryside (such a pretty place!) and decided I wanted this traveling woman to be in her homeland, back to her roots.     Biggest challenge of...

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“I Move the Stars for No One” – Labyrinth Piece Complete!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Finished Work, Gallery Shows, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“I Move the Stars for No One” – Labyrinth Piece Complete!

Hey everyone – my latest painting opens at Gallery 1988 today for their new show “3o Years Later”. In true Gallery 1988 style – artists were asked to make a piece inspired by movies created 30 years ago in 1986. Considering I was born late 1987 – it kinda makes me feel a bit old lol! The movie Labyrinth however did in fact come out in 1986 and therefore was my inspiration for this show. It was a tough call between that and Highlander… but I think I made the right choice in the end πŸ˜‰     I’ll tell you guys a secret though, I hadn’t...

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