2020 - The year of Covid 19 - change of plans for everyone!
Stay well and stay home. My "Peace at Last" series is in full production and I'm dedicated more than ever to creating this series.
My goals for 2020 (amid the Covid 19 Crisis) are to focus on plans to create a series with St. John Henry Newman in mind. Newman was a theologian and prolific writer. This new series will include 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.
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 a painting and pivot a piece in an unexpected direction. I want to create a moment in time to pause and consider. Even though my work is not completely representational, it evokes the scene or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and on Instagram @bay3artisangallery.
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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.