Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Walk With Me" - My next show

Its always hard to decide what paintings to choice for a show postcard.  Usually, you have a least a couple of favorites.  You feel bad for them when they don't get chosen.   I started painting in January for my show in June and when asking a friend for help in choosing the painting for the cover, it was just brought to my attention that some of my paintings have people wearing coats.  Perfectly normal in January but maybe not for the June postcard.  I hadn't even noticed!  
I will admit there is nothing like ordering postcards for your show that makes it start to feel like it’s right around the corner.   I’m going through my check list (I do love those check lists!) of things that need to be done about 6 weeks out.   June seems so far away, but right around the corner.  So the stress and the excitement of having a solo show are building...

Original oil Paintings

Dates of Show: Tuesday June 7- Sunday, July 3, 2016. 

Meet-The-Artist Reception
Date and Time:  Saturday, June 11, 2016; 1PM-4PM

Monday, February 29, 2016

Grapevine Magazine - Thank You

I am very excited and want to thank the Grapevine Magazine staff for selecting my artwork to be included on the  January/February 2016 cover with my retirement story about my art for the issue.  It is always amazing to see yourself in print.  I sent in my short story and then was honored to learn that they had selected me from all of the entries to be featured in a full length career cameo article that appeared on the inside cover.  

Due to the length of the article I won't copy it all here, but for anyone retiring I did want to share my last paragraph, because it is something I truly believeI was asked if I had any advice for those who would be retiring soon and starting in on a second career.  My advise to anyone retiring

"Follow your passions.  Don’t shelf them for some time in the future.  Like myself, many agents take on another career after leaving the Bureau, but even if you can only find a few hours a week, do it.  Don’t put it off.  The pursuit of the arts in our golden years is just as important as art programs are to our children.  There are many different arts, but whatever one you pick, be it  painting, sculpting, music, writing, photography, woodworking, acting…art will make your life richer."

1978 Green VW Van (sold)