second stage of painting (1 of 3 canvasses). still wonder what it will look like finished!
Annamaria Windisch-Hunt asked me about a month ago if I’d be interested in doing a Breakfast with The Artist exhibit at Foccacia in Coconut Grove, Florida. Being the eternal optimist of course I said yes, and so here I am, writing when I should be painting… but realize I have to let YOU know about this, otherwise I’ll be having breakfast alone!!!
This is one of three paintings I’m working on (as soon as I finish this post). The canvasses are already at what I call stage 2 of progress. Only 3 more to go so I will be finished by Friday afternoon in time to hang the show 😉
It’s a cozy, intimate space and Annamaria (curator for Foccacia and Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery) suggested that abstracts are suited to this particular venue. I knew I had sketched an organic, nature shaped series just a ‘short’ while ago and they were hanging in my studio waiting for me to pick up a brush! Well, turned out a short time was just over 3 years ago! How the heck does that happen?!
I’ll be showing 3 of a series of 16 paintings. Had to wait until I’m actually in the flow of creating these to know what I’d call them. The first 3 feel representative of parallel dimensions, other planes of reality and imagination. Organic shapes – figures that I’ve doodled for as long as I can remember. For me, there is something elemental in these shapes. I can not stop drawing them. It’s a primal, unconscious expression, coming from beyond (perhaps another dimension?). They soothe my body, still my mind and I can feel the lightness of my soul when I’m painting them.
Join me for Breakfast with the Artist this Saturday, May 8th at 10 am at Focaccia Rustica, 3111 Grand Avenue Coconut Grove, Florida and hopefully my paintings will extend this stress releasing energy to you as well!
Attended my first Refresh Miami event tonight at the Doubletree Hotel in Coconut Grove, FL. Over 200 people attended and it was standing room packed as the event began with a welcome from Angelique Swann, DoubleTree Director of Marketing introduced Alex de Carvahallo and Brian Breslin, Refresh Miami founders. Next up was a a gentleman from Comcast with exciting news about incredible upload speeds, then on to the first presenter, Murray Izenwasser.
I’d heard Murray recently at a South Florida Women in Communications meeting and tonight, he had an entirely new presentation, Murray’s Rant, complete with a live poll that he demonstrated by having those with mobile devices post as we watched the results in real time. He also shared facts and timelines on the ever increasing speed of technological advances. Did you know the Beatles Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album was the first ever to have been completely written for that media? Up until that time, for about 89 years, albums were compilations of previously existing songs.
Next up was Davide Di Cillo ( GetAppsDone ) and his presentation on iPhone apps had some astounding numbers in terms of iPhones in use, number of apps downloaded and the window of opportunity when introducing a new app.
A couple of intense hours of information overload, a great view from the 20th floor of the DoubleTree Hotel overlooking the Coconut Grove shoreline and marinas, so many people I already know and many more to meet at next Refresh Miami.
If you’re at all interested in Twitter, Facebook, blogging, web building, code writing, apps, social media, marketing, design, technology, etc. check out Refresh Miami. The energy level, of so many people doing work they love, is electrifying!
See work of all Summer Salon Artistshere and here.
Information on how Neat Stuff 4 Kids brings joy
and confidence into the lives of children in need.
Summer Salon multi-media art exhibition ends next week,
so stop by Windisch-Hunt Fine Art gallery
at 2911 Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove, FL
and treat yourself or buy art for a friend.
You’ll be happy, your friend will be happy,
the gallery and artist will be happy,
Neat Stuff 4 Kids will be happy
and the children they get to help will be happy.
That’s a lot of happy people all sharing some great art and HAPPY ENERGY!
from now through the end of June, you can see several hand-painted, Mango Salsa Series artworks on canvas during the Summer Salon art exhibition
at Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts at 2911 Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove, FL.
Coconut Groove, FL- Summer Salon is a collective mutli-media art exhibition that features unique and creative artwork by some of South Floridaâ€™s finest in the industry. The opening Summer Salon reception will be held on Saturday June 6, 2009 from 7-10pm.Â This creative symposium will be held at the Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery located at: 2911 Grand Avenue in Coconut grove, FL 33133. The event will feature artwork exhibitions by over eighteen talented artists, poetry readings by Jonathan Rose & Jerry Wade, live music by Zip Robertson, and an extravagant fashion show by Mode Lifestyle Magazine.
Alexander Michaels, President & Editor-In-Chief of Mode Lifestyle Magazine along with Vice President Frank Capella will present the Mode Models for the exciting fashion show. Designs are by Nathan Carter, Miriam Carnase – Olivia Lucas line, Deborah Majen Designs, Jennifer Trujillo, Sandy Edie, and Cortese Design Handbags.
A percentage of all art sales will benefit â€œNeat Stuffâ€, a non-profit agency whoâ€™s mission is to â€œprovide free brand new clothing, shoes, accessories, and gifts to meet some basic needs of abused, neglected and other children in distress, allowing them to dress with pride and dignity, inspiring their self-worth.â€Â This amazing event will tie in South Floridaâ€™s wonderful culture by creating an artistic experience to all guests that attend.Â Not only will there be live music, poetry, artwork, fashion, and networking but a great opportunity to get involved within your community and benefit the â€œNeat Stuffâ€ charity.
Â Mode Lifestyle Magazine will also be hosting a model casting for this fashion show and for their new movie â€œIn the Modeâ€ at 5:00pm on June 6, 2009 at the Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts Gallery. MODE is looking for models/actresses with previous acting experience, must be 18+, female, 5â€²8â€+, and catwalk experience.
The Summer Salon art exhibition will continue through the month of June. For additional information on this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on â€œNeat Stuffâ€ charity please visit www.neatstuffhelpkids.org.