Greetings from an unusually snowy day here in Southwestern Ohio. This weather has the kids off of school and the pace slowed down to a more artful clip and I am relishing it. Last weekend I hung my recent encaustic paintings at Pleasant Perk Coffee Shop in Pleasant Ridge and I am happy with the results. As much as I enjoy making the art and playing around with materials and researching the concepts, my least favorite part of being an artist is the whole business of showing it off. To put it mildly, it makes my skin crawl.
One would think that I would have gotten over this in art school, and to a certain extent I guess I did while I was there. But it has been quite awhile since I have made a point of showing what I might consider a “body of work” and this coffee shop show is a baby step in that direction. I am approaching this show as more of a works-in-progress kind of thing versus anything epic. And I am comfortable with this. You may recognize some of the works in these snapshots, while others have never been photographed. If you are in the area, I encourage you to stop by the shop and see these paintings in situ. There will be a small opening this friday from 5-7 pm. I hope to see you there!
With this show up, I have the studio cleaned and ready for its next burst of activity. The next few months are likely to be extremely busy as many projects and labors of love come to fruition. One of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to be a little more frequent with the blogging so that when I sit down to catch up on it, it doesn’t seem so daunting a task. So stay tuned and keep an eye out for news on new work, new classes, benefit concerts, drawing for the corporate set, and large scale commission work. It should be pretty exciting!
In the meantime, Happy 2010 to all. I’m going to go play in the snow and make some art.