"Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity; be intensely yourself.
Don't try to be outstanding; don't try to be a success; don't try to do pictures for others to look at -
just please yourself."
~ Ralph Steiner
Today I decided to share this photo from my opening at the Evanescence Gallery this summer. I love demonstrations - love to interact with people visiting the gallery, love to discuss my process as I work, just love painting live. It was such a pleasant evening, on the cusp of my 45th birthday (a beautiful milestone for me). The title of the piece was offered by a patron and I loved the fact that the arms of this chair are opening, that this was my gallery opening and that the evening felt like my heart was opening. I have to thank the gallery owner, Arlene, who is so wonderful, so kind and open-hearted herself. In January I will be exhibiting some newer pieces which I haven't exhibited in a gallery before from a series I call 'Branching Out' along with Lisa Brawn's stunning woodcuts.
Also, I just had wonderful news - an article I wrote for a talk I gave to inspire young artists will be published online as a guest post at your heART makes a difference on January 31! Very exciting for me to take part in something so positive.