Locust Queen

Got a quickie update for you. I am feverishly at work creating a lot of new art. While the bulk of the pieces are indeed intended for the November Gallery Show I'm happy to share that I have several shows and exhibits lined up for this year so if you miss one show maybe you can catch another.

 

Additionally most of the art will be available as prints after the show is underway.

 

Without further ado - Here is Locust Queen. She is Oil paint on Panel.

This is what she will look like as a print available for purchase.

 

And here she is in her original frame.

Till next time!

Inspiration and Art

As I've mentioned previously I've a gallery show coming up in November. I've had a few gallery shows before but this one for a variety of personal reasons is very special to me. This means while I'm working very hard I'm also putting a lot of pressure on myself. But thanks to a few close friends I'm staying relatively sane. (Thanks ladies!)

The process of creating this collection has been fascinating to me. I've been working in a way that is new and strange to me. The images are unfolding with a strong will of their own. They have a clear mind of who and what they are and demand accuracy in their portrayal. They seem to live in my occipital bone - right where the bone meats the nerve endings at the top of my spine. They are collecting themselves there - gestating their form and making their presence known. At times relentlessly. The vision I had initially planned for the show was left behind months ago. My Muse has dictated to me that those ideas must wait - because right now - something else must be done. These images demand to be captured.

And so they will be - there's no arguing with your Muse.

I've been aided in this creative process by some wonderful music. I thought I would share a bit of what I am listening to with you. In a sense this is the soundtrack to the collection of art I am currently creating.


Cello music by Zoe Keating and Wendy Sutter

The Soundtrack to Amelie by Yann Tiersen

Music that I like to call Broken Gypsy Doll music this includes:
Beats Antique, Pentaphobe & Vagabond Opera

And an inspiring group of sister songwriters, singers, musicians called
The Sisters 3

 

I cannot share too much of the art for the show before the show itself. I am sure you an understand why. However I will share the pieces that I can and of course when the show is open we'll post photos of the opening and eventually there will be prints and a full accounting of the art at the exhibit.

For now I will leave you with a teaser. She is not yet finished and she is nameless.