What an amazing night! The "Variations Student Show" Opening Reception was a massive success! The support was so appreciated and encouraging! I feel so blessed to be part of such a talented community of artists, the exhibition truly reflects this! To top things off, my proposal to travel to Italy and paint was accepted, and I received a scholarship to do so! I am beyond thrilled and so thankful for this amazing opportunity!
Here are a few pictures (that didn't turn out completely blurry) from the Opening tonight!
Timeworn Charm, my mama's wonderful shop! If you love vintage finds, antiques, shabby chic, French decor, scarves, sassy jewelery, amazing candles, handmade soaps, and one of a kind finds then you have to take a trip down to Lacombe! My mom puts a lot of heart into her shop, down to the little details. There is really no place like it!
I tell you, as an employee, it is not very easy to work there and not want to bring something home every single time! The shop is full of decorating inspirations and ideas, its endless. So come for a visit!
This week I have been the Painting Queen ! Ive been in the studio everyday, here are a few pictures so far of my latest series in the beginning stages... theres still much more to do, but I thought I'd like to share my progress!
I'm continuing my study of portraits, dealing with iconic figures and beauty. Inspired by Kline right now, so I am incorporating some minimal expressive qualities. Loving the contrast. More to come!
I am exhibiting 7 pieces (painting, drawing, printmaking, box collaboration) at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery! Check out the website for details and directions! Opening Reception on March 17th at 7pm
It constantly amazes me how a frame can completely transform a piece of art. Especially a vintage/gaudy/elaborate frame (more my style) - frames add a greater value to a piece, complete it as a whole, and even become an aesthetic element in the piece of art itself.
As much as i can help it, I love to find/or attempt to refinish old frames that are unique.
But i won't lie, i hate framing. Whether manually building them, painting them, finding the right size... its a lot more work than you would ever expect. So for the pieces that are beautifully framed -know a lot of work went into them to get them that way!
Here are a couple of my drawings, in which the frame has become essential: