This time of year is my busiest with school starting up for my daughter and the summer show season winding down. Though there’s technically still several weeks of summer left there is a definite shift that happens with the advent of these two events each year. I’ve been so busy painting in my studio, still working on commissions and creating new pieces to show at Sausalito. I just finished this pastel this morning in time to get it to the framer. Titled “Dream with a View” this is a rendition of my own version of a “dream” home. Pulling from my inspiration of a heightened reality this painting reminds me of walking into a lucid dream – a theme that has shown up repeatedly in my work.
If you’re in the Bay Area for Labor Day Weekend the Sausalito Art Festival is a great event with wonderful art, entertainment, food and libations. I’ll be in Booth Space 600 right near the entrance. This is my 11th year in a row exhibiting at the festival and it is my favorite event of the year. Simultaneously, I am exhibiting as part of a group show of landscape artists at Robert Allen Gallery, also in Sausalito.Learn More
Thank you to my Pacific Northwest collectors, friends and community. I had a very successful show at the Bellevue Museum Fair this year and am so appreciative for everyone’s support and patronage. Some of my favorite paintings sold at the show including the newly completed ”Applegate Valley Vines” which sold on the first morning. Fortunately the collector let me hold onto that piece until Sunday so others could see it. I had finished it and had it framed just a few days before we left for the show so it was nice to be able to look at it for a few more days before having to part with it.
The Bellevue show is long hours (12 hour days) but when you are in the company of funny, friendly artists it is a lot of fun. On the way up and down we broke up our trip and stayed at a wonderful b&b in Eugene, Oregon called The Augusta House. If you are looking for a luxury inn in that area, I cannot recommend this place enough. It is truly a cut above and as frequent travellers we tend to be picky.
I’m back in the studio working on commissions from the show as well as preparing for the Sausalito Art Festival coming up over Labor Day weekend. I have some paintings that were nearly finished prior to Bellevue and will be posting those soon.
Its back to the studio for me. Until next time…..