2016 in Review

Well, as 2016 comes near the end, I wanted to write a brief posting as I look back over a momentous year.  It was a year of firsts for me in my art career, and it was very exciting and satisfying.

The year began with my entry into a lovely gallery on the coast of Oregon.  I was able to have several paintings there, and it was a positive experience, and a great opportunity for me.  However, in October a tornado hit the town of Manzanita, a rare happening, and did some damage to the gallery.  The artists needed to remove all their work for now, as repairs are being made.  I had 4 framed pieces and 4 matted pieces there, and amazingly, none of them were damaged.  So for now, I am waiting to hear what will happen with the gallery in 2017.

I did quite a bit of painting throughout the year, some for the gallery, some for projects, and I did more quick paintings during my travels.  It was a productive year for my painting.  As part of my growth in painting, I was able to fulfill a dream of having a week long painting retreat.  I wrote about this in an earlier post, but it was a highlight during my year.

In October, as mentioned in my last blog post, I taught my first watercolor workshop.  That was another dream that came true, and I'm hoping that I will be able to do more of this in 2017.

I also developed my skills in silk painting, and was able to complete a three scarf commission.  I am currently working on a business plan for creating more silk scarves, and I'm excited for the possibilities in the new year.

So as you can see, it has been a busy year, and a good one for my work!  I'm now looking ahead to the new year, and developing new goals.

I hope that 2016 was a good year for you, and that the New Year will be even better!

Thanks for your support & encouragement as always.