Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Hive Gallery: Price...less

This is my painting for The Hive's December show. It's titled The Girl Who Tamed the Elephant in the Room and is a companion piece to a previous Hive painting, The Juggler of Time. This may turn into a series: girls performing in the circus of life.

The Hive Gallery opening reception: Saturday, December 3, 2011, 8-12:30 a.m. show runs through December 31st.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Illustration Friday: Silent

Illustration Friday quote: 
"I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows."  — Emily Carr

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Illustration Friday: Stripes

What happens when you're a dot in a world of stripes? You might feel isolated and alone. Or you might be the beautiful and unique dot among look-alike stripes.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Hive Gallery: Master Blasters of Sculpture 3

The Hive Gallery's November show is sculpture only. I wanted to try my hand at it. Not being a sculptor, I needed to keep my project simple and manageable. Having just returned from a short camping trip to Yosemite, I found my inspiration: the gray clay reminded me of gray Yosemite rock, which reminded me of The Three Graces rock formation, which reminded me of the cheeky blue birds with the pointed crowns (Steller's Jay) that hopped through the campground whenever there was a possibility of food handouts. Thus, the spire-like bodies topped by animal heads. 
"The Three Graces: Bird, Rabbit, Cat" in their state of gray and all dressed up for the Hive's opening reception: Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8 p.m - 12:30 a.m. Show runs through November 26th.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Illustration Friday: Scattered

This was originally painted for The Hive Gallery but seems a just-right fit for this topic.

It was titled "Letting Go." When we break through the fear and allow ourselves to let go, we may discover a world infinitely more beautiful and magical on the other side.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Hive Gallery: Haunted House

The Hive Gallery’s show for the month of October is “Haunted House.” This is the piece I painted for the show, titled “Coming Home.” Ah, but what is this girl coming home to? I imagine it’s her ancestral home, a home she may have left happily for adventure or unhappily as an escape. Is she coming home to claim an inheritance or is it her soul that has come home, greeted by the ones she left behind? The birdcage door is open. She is free. Or is she?

The Hive Gallery, opening reception Saturday, October 1, 2011, 8-12:30 a.m.; show runs October 1st-29th.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

Last year I worked on illustrations for the book Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, part of the Read it Yourself series for Ladybird Books (UK). Finally, here it is, published in July 2011.