Here are some new things that are happening in my art world.
I am now being represented by a wonderful gallery in Manzanita, Oregon. It's called 4th Street Studio and Gallery, and is owned by Kathleen Kanas, who is a wonderful basket weaver. Manzanita is just south of Cannon Beach on the north coast of Oregon. It's a lovely town, and I'm excited to have my work there.
In October 2016 I will be teaching my first watercolor workshop in Manzanita, at the Hoffman Center. This is very exciting and a bit daunting at the same time, but I am enjoying the process of putting a workshop together. I will let you know how my preparation is progressing.
Here's a quick update on the Sea Star project. Plan B fell through as Rogue Brewery did not continue to make it's Purple Sea Star Pale Ale, so the fundraiser at Bier Stein couldn't happen. The good news is that apparently the Sea Stars are making a comeback along the coast! There are more babies then have been seen in many years. So that is excellent news! As far as my two paintings, I still have them, and am trying to decide what to do with them. I'll keep you posted.
I also am learning a new medium. I am creating hand painted silk scarves! This is a lovely art form, but challenging as I am so new to the medium. Even so, I have completed two commissions, one last Christmas, and one in February. Now I have another commission of three scarves which are flower designs. One is of fuchsias, one is of sunflowers and poppies, and the third one is of purple bearded irises. Check back for more information on this new avenue.
So as you can see, there is lots going on. I have several paintings going right now as well, and will continue to update my website, take new work to the gallery, and progress on my goals.
Thanks for reading!