I'll be showing a few pieces from this collection next weekend at the Aurora Colony Days Art Show and Sale. I'm not going to tell you which ones... come see for yourself!
This is the 160th anniversary of the celebration and so in addition to the art show there will be a parade, street faire, beer garden, living history exhibit, artisan farmer's market, and a concert in the park. In case you aren't from around here, Aurora is the site of a 19th century commune, the founders of which traveled to the area via wagon train on the Oregon Trail. It's a small town full of beautiful old homes, artisan shops and antique shops.
Here's the link: http://www.auroracolonydays.com/events/art-show-sale/
See you there!
I wear a lot of hats in life, encompassing a variety of roles and relationships. I am becoming more comfortable with the whole "cancer survivor" hat, even finding silver linings in unexpected places --- like adding artist to my self identity. "Blogger" hadn't really appealed to me until I began getting requests to talk about what lies behind my art. So I'm going to give it a try. If you have gotten to this page, you have probably noticed from my paintings that I am quite frank about my experiences. Some of the images are stark and difficult to look at. To me, beautiful is not the same as pretty. "Beautiful" encompasses complexity that can include pain, tragedy, and darkness. Therefore there can be a strange beauty present in stark emotional and experiential truth. I am a seeker of beauty within pain, and of the beauty that grows out of pain. If you are too, we'll get along just fine.