There is a part of me that wants to be hidden: working on art that no one ever sees; working a job that's largely unrelated where my co-workers barely know I paint; accumulating a stash of artwork that will someday be stumbled upon in shock after I'm long gone.
There is a part of me that wants to be a hidden gem: Working tirelessly out of view on whatever art captures my passion at the time; a list of commissions a mile long; collectors clamoring, not to buy a painting, but to get on the list to buy a painting; unknown and unnoticed by the majority, but secretly working away in my home studio to the delight of a few.
Then there's a part of me that gets a little jealous and wants murals, shows, galleries, retrospectives, coverage, promotion, attention...everything you dream of when you first decide that making art is what you want to do.
I do the "sit in my studio and paint" part really well. I once did the "have lots of shows and constantly be involved" part well too. I've never quite gotten the hang of the "list of commissions a mile long part"...but I'm getting back out there a bit more than I have for the last 5-6 years at the very least.
I've got two events coming up where I'll have art for sale and live art in progress. Feed Your Soul is TONIGHT at House of RAD and I'll have at least one painting in progress that will go up for auction. Come on out and enjoy some live art from a bunch of local artists, live performances, and bid on a bunch of stuff that will all go toward helping the hungry!
Next Saturday, November 11 I'll be setting up at Scout Gallery's pop-up sale! Once again I'll have some art in progress and a whole bunch more for sale for $100 or less, including a new set of mini-natural remedy paintings that have never been shown or seen by the public. Come on down and add some color to your walls or get your holiday shopping started early.
Contact me if you have any questions or want to make sure I bring a specific painting along, and I hope to see some familiar faces out and about as I keep working toward a more regular schedule of showings, happenings and public interaction.