Artist Reception, Counterpoint May 5th

Please join us for an Artist Reception at the lovely Counterpoint in Golden Hill, San Diego on May 5th 2016, beginning at 5pm. Feel free to come any time that evening and have a drink with me. My art will be displayed for up to 3 months so stop by anytime.

Ray at Night Art Walk, Artist Reception!

Artist poster #4

I’m having a solo art show at OBR Architecture on Ray Street in San Diego, CA. The show will be running from March 11th- April 7th 2016

Hope to see you there!

Artist Reception

Where: OBR Architecture Gallery

3817 Ray St. San Diego, CA 92104

When: March 12th 6pm-10pm

Sand Dunes Painting, OB Dog Beach

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Here’s my latest painting. A 20″x 24″ Oil on canvas painting of my daughter exploring the sand dunes in Ocean Beach, San Diego. I completed this over the Summer of 2015 right after I discovered my grandmother has liver cancer. I tried to put all my emotions over the news into the sky, while thinking about the carefree qualities of youth and good health.

3 new paintings-Successful Artist Retreat

I recently went to Indio with some good friends for an Arts and Craft retreat. I spent 3 days painting. 2 oil paintings and a small watercolor for my Dad’s birthday. All in all it was a wonderful weekend.

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Boyhood

Boyhood

Mom and Babe on Beach

Mom and Babe on Beach

'55 Thunderbird

’55 Thunderbird

Hand Me Downs- Girl on Bike

Here’s another wet oil painting hot off the easel. It’s 18″x24″ Oil on Canvas.

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Hand Me Downs, 18″x24″ oil on canvas

My Mom so graciously took the kids for an overnight so I could get some much needed, uninterrupted painting time. I was thinking a lot about girl childhood, big brands, growing up in the carefree Summer days, the impermanence of youth and how quickly children grow. My daughter is wearing all hand me downs in this picture, so in a way she’s carrying her friend’s youth and past Summers with her.

Recently a friend and I were talking about how we are constantly evolving and leaving behind the person we used to be. Always growing but forever tucking away the people we once were. Those past experiences layer inside us like paint on a canvas to make us who we are. It’s lovely really.

What are your thoughts on this? Any secret past identities you’d like to share?

The Train Door

My last painting showed me that it IS possible for me to paint while my children are home. In fact, it’s a good thing- it keeps me from baking! This painting is #2 in a new series (I hope) of transportation paintings. This is my daughter Ivy, standing in the doorway of an antique train, which is now a museum in San Diego. I love the light in this painting and in the last. I also love the symbolism of these children looking out into the light from a train. It speaks to me of the promise of future, the wide openness of their lives. What does it say to you?Ivy brighter

A close study of Ivy standing at the train door.

A close study of Ivy standing at the train door.

Looking Back (Miles on the train)

18"x24" Oil on stretched canvas

18″x24″ Oil on stretched canvas

 

I’ve finally carved out a little time to complete an oil painting. It’s been difficult over the past year, with 2 young children to make time to really get lost in a painting. It feels so good to be back! I’m hoping this will be the start of a train, or transportation series. I already have my next painting in mind, so stand by.