My Solo Show in JUNE
You may, or may not know I am having a solo exhibition at the Augen Gallery in Portland, Oregon next month (June). I would love to see you at one of the openings!
Here is why I think you should visit my show: My work is colorful, whimsical, and fun! Plus, I'll show some pieces using a new medium: isopropyl alcohol inks!
If you would like a postcard invitation, email me your address!
When: Augen Gallery (augengallery.com)
Where: 716 NW Davis Street • Portland, OR 97209 map
- Wednesday Preview: June 5th 5-7:30pm (food & wine)
- First Thursday: June 6th 5-8pm
Regular hours: 11am - 5:30pm
Consider taking a friend, and making an evening of it!
I recommend the Canopy Hotel on NW 9th Avenue as a great place to start (or end) your evening!
NOTE: Here's a gift to you for visiting my show: Take a photo of any of my new pieces at my show, share it to social media, and I'll give you a free folded note card (with envelope), on the spot!
Folk Art Highlight:
Straznice, Czech Republic
Painting on architecture. It doesn't get any better than this!
Of any European town I have ever visited, Straznice in the Czech Republic, is one that has stayed with me.
Above all, their folk art designs spoke to me on a deep level. They have a joyous feeling, and not only that, they render them on architecture! It is a blending of the feminine (folk art designs) and masculine (architecture) that seems sublime.These designs have definitely influenced my own work
A Bit of Knowledge
Traditional gesso...what is it?
Before I start my mixed media pieces, I start with a painting base called gesso (in this case, traditional gesso). This is a white painting ground, and I make my own. It starts with hydrating rabbit skin glue (essentially refined rabbit collagen), heating it in a pot, and and then adding marble dust to make a medium-thick consistency solution.
I use this particular gesso recipe so the encaustic medium (beeswax) will soak into the panel, making it more permanent. Making some of my art involves a bit of cooking. Who knew!?
Once Again...Solo Show Next Month!
I would love to share my work with you!
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