Artist in Residence

Well, here we go! I am sitting in my temporary studio space as an Artist in Residence at Gateway Arts Center. I am not sure what to do but I am so happy to be here! Thank you to Laurie Breen for introducing me to this possibility many months ago. I sincerely have no vision of where this will take me and my art, but I plan to work hard, work through discouraging feelings, push myself from trying to capture the scene to capture the feeling of the scene. 

What do I have to say with my art? Ideas floating around in my head...Chaos vs. calm. Feel it where it's crazy, feel it where it's relaxed. Feel the negative, focus on the negative, the negative can be the calm, the quiet. Do I like the rest in life or do I like the chaos? The chaos helps the "rest" stand out. The rest is color, the chaos is line/shape, and up against each other, what do they create? Could you appreciate one without the other? Do people look for those opposing things in life, or do they just appear? Do we notice them through the day? A clash with a child then a quiet hug.  

I plan to work on copying masters, copying contemporary works, trying to understand their approach and their thoughts as they work through their struggles. 

So enough thinking and talking, let's get started! 

(Here is a map in case you are curious where the heck I am)


Artomatic 2015!

There is a first time for everything, so HELLO Artomatic 2015! In an effort to try and get comfortable displaying my paintings, I decided to take part in Arrtomatic this year. So come have a look.


If you don't know Artomatic, you are not alone, as a matter of fact, I barely know much about it. What I can tell you is that it is like a pop up art show in an office space that (I think) is slated for renovation. And this year, the show is in Hyattsville, but don't let that scare you away! It's close to the New Carrolton Metro and and a quick shot off of 50 or 495. 

The space is enormous and filled with artists of all different disciplines scattered throughout the five story building. Be sure to head to the 4th floor to see my paintings around the corner from the bar. Yep, they have alcohol!! So, if you are looking for a fun and unique place for a happy hour, or in the weekend quandary of what is fun to do with kids in DC, head over to Artomatic 2015 at 8200 Corporate Drive, Hyattsville, MD., there is something for everyone!

My cute installer! 

My cute installer!