Plein Air Painting

It was nice to be able to relax and do some plein air painting while I was on vacation. I very seldom paint outside, so it was good to challenge myself to work outside and to paint some landscapes in watercolors.

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L>M: Small works in a great space

Less_is_More Friday night, I attended the Artist’s Reception for their L>M (Less is More) miniature art show at the Mitchell Gallery in Annapolis, MD.  The weather was gorgeous, the art was amazing, and the food was delicious. It was refreshing to see so many people attending this event.

The show consists of 269 works of art from 185 artists. The show had a wide variety of art – paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry. Realistic or abstract-there was something for everyone to enjoy and to be a part of. One of the most important stipulations to the show was that the artwork could not be any larger than 8” x 10” x 4”. I also think it’s great that the proceeds from this event will support other educational programs at Mitchell Gallery. It is a nice way to give back to the community.

Two of my watercolor paper sculpture illustrations titled; “Seahorse Surprise” and “Summer in the Meadow” were selected to be a part of the exhibition.  As an artist, it is very exciting to see your work hanging up in a gallery amongst your peers.  It was a pleasure to create my paintings and my hope is that visitors to the gallery will also see and feel the same excitement I do, and hopefully make them smile.

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Seaside Art Gallery Miniature Art Show

My two paper sculpture illustrations, titled:

“Bushel of Blues”

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“Seaside Treasures”

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…Are on display at this juried exhibition in Nags Head, NC.

23rd International Miniature Art Show
Seaside Art Gallery
2716 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959

May 3, 2014 to May 31, 2014

Artist’s Reception:
May 24, 2014

If you’re in the area, come take a look!

Exciting News!

What a nice surprise waiting for me in my email this morning. I received a message from The Mitchell Gallery today that two of my paper sculpture illustrations are accepted in the show titled: Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space at The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD.   My two paper sculpture illustrations titled, “Summer in the Meadow” and “Seahorse Surprise” were both accepted into the juried show. If you are in the area during the show, I hope you will be able to see the exhibit—there are many excellent pieces of art that are a part of this show. The exhibition runs from May 28 – June 15 with an Artist’s Reception on May 30. For visiting hours at The Mitchell Gallery, visit their website.

"Summer in the Meadow"

“Summer in the Meadow”

"Seahorse Surprise"

“Seahorse Surprise”