2020 - The year of Covid 19
Let's move on to 2021 and think
about health and happiness!
Stay well and stay home and pray for a vaccine to come soon to you and yours. My "Peace at Last" series is complete. Artists are presenting their works differently; virtually and on site too! Please see my Instagram @collageandpaint for links and pictures of my latest art news! 2021 plans for art opportunities are exciting. We artists are adapting to our new normal. Good luck to you all! Artists rock!
Art Show Info for 2020:
Southworks, April 17th – May 29th, 2020
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF)
"Almost to Lebanon Rd." 16" x 20"
2020 Artists Collective Spartanburg Annual Juried Show; Sept. 15- Oct. 17 @ Solomon Gallery, 578 W. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29301
"In Honor Of" 16" x 20"
National Association of Women Artists of South Carolina 2020 Juried Show, "Inspirational Journey"in tribute of author, Pat Conroy, The Vendue Art Hotel Building 26,
26 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401,
Oct. 15- Nov. 29, 2020;
"Safe Lodging" 16" x 20"
22nd Annual Belton Center for the Arts Juried Art Show
September 26- November 6, 2020
306 City Square, Belton, SC 29627
"Ocean in Winter", "Atlantic Ocean" both 8" x 10"
My goals for 2020 (amid the Covid 19 Crisis) were to focus on plans to get my artwork in art shows and galleries. I am creating a series with St. John Henry Newman in mind. Newman was a theologian and prolific writer. This new series includes plein air and studio creations and will be centered around a prayer for the working person, the persecuted, the parent, the aged, the sick or anyone who is thinking about the day that passed. It is entitled:
Peace At Last
O Lord, support us all the day long,
til the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then in your mercy,
grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest,
and peace at last. Amen.
More About My Work
My works are usually landscapes. I use color blocks of cut paper and other materials. These mixed media works are produced on canvas, paper or wood panels. Modified colors and textures are painted or printed in acrylic. Wet or dry charcoal sticks are used and abstracted forms are added in paper or fabric. Acrylic mediums and varnishes or oil sticks, oil varnish and cold wax are sometimes used to complete the pieces.
Working with a planned color palette, theme and collage elements, I use shape, texture and color to interrupt and pivot a piece in an unexpected direction. I want to create a moment in time to pause and consider...that's different! Even though my work is not completely representational, it evokes the scene of the subject and the feel of the moment.
Please contact me with inquiries about works or commissions on the contact page. I'd love to hear from you!
I am showing my work at Bay 3 Artisan Gallery at the Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC. The gallery can be reached at email@example.com on Instagram @bay3artisangallery and at the Anderson Art Center: 864-222-2787. Thanks!
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It's wonderful to be an artist living in Upstate South Carolina. I've lived my entire life in the South: I was born and raised in North Carolina, went to school at Clemson and Winthrop Universities, and worked a long time as a teacher in the Atlanta area. Now, I've returned to Clemson to continue my artistic pursuits.