The Hoboken Art Show is this Sunday, June 12th from 11am-6pm. I'll be there selling my paintings. Hope to see you there!
New paintings- acrylic & mixed media
I enjoy watching the birds from my kitchen window, especially the little sparrows. Every Spring I find myself helping out baby birds that fall from their nest, or are in an easy spot for the neighborhood cats to find. I always end up worrying too much about them as it consumes a good chunk of my time. Watching the birds makes me think about a Bible verse I learned many years ago. "If not a sparrow falls without God knowing, how he must care for us" Matthew 10:29. Seeing the birds go about their daily routine and meditating on this verse gives me a sense of inner peace no matter what is going on in my life.
This brings me to my paintings. I didn't really intend to create lots of birds, but they keep appearing in my work. I don't quite know the direction of each piece until it starts to take shape, as I rely on my artistic process. I've been consciously loosening up my grip and working more intuitively, which I'm enjoying. I build up layers of collage, acrylic paint, oil pastels & ink, guided by my emotions and subconscious. The message that resonates for me is my own struggle of aiming to be a better person with each new day. Of figuring out how to live with the ugly and keep my light shining.