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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 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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