We find ourselves emerging from the darkness, not only of winter, but of witnessing our deeply divided society with all its rancor, and of a pandemic keeping us in a state of panicky isolation at the possibility of a fatal or debilitating exposure to a contagious virus. It’s time to embrace the beauty of emerging, flowering life as it springs forth now with hope and cheer for brightening the future.
I’m continuing to paint flowers for the pure love of their startling beauty and their dancing, sensuous movements. In my new work the blooms are contrasted from, and leaping out from, dark backgrounds. The full flower becomes brighter, more dramatic and exciting….but less abstract than my usual Floralscapes that fill the space with the bloom. “From Darkness Blooms! I was delighted to try new, very wide horizontal proportions for “Dervish” above, and “Canopy”, below. What do you think?
My April show is at the Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA near the Skagit Valley tulip fields while they are in bloom. I’ll be one of 5 artists in their 8th Annual Tulip Festival Artists, Past and Present show and showing nine paintings. I was the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Poster artist in 2016. Please come by to say hi at the Opening reception and immerse yourself in the colors of my wallflowers!
Reception during the Gallery Walk April 7, 6:00-8:00pm
Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, WA.
Show opens April 7 and closes April 28, 2023.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Archival Prints Available!
As always, prints of my paintings can be ordered at whatever size, substrate (paper, canvas, metal etc) and framing fits your space at Fine Art America and Saatchi Art. My paintings are all professionally photographed for excellent reproduction!
More Art News…!
1. My huge hydrangea painting “Out of the Blue” will be shown at the Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks show opening April 28. The online show runs through June 30th. The awards reception is open to all online on April 28, 5-7:00pm.
2. “Sunrise Rose” will be showing at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, BIMA as part of a large regional show, the Museum’s first-ever juried group exhibition called BIMA Spotlight. The show opens June 30 and runs through September. 3500 artworks were submitted! The reception is July 8, 5:00 – 8:00pm.
3. I was accepted as a new member of “Women Painters of Washington” which will allow me more opportunities to show my work in group shows. They have a permanent downtown Seattle gallery in the Columbia Center. Watch for future news!
Happy spring everyone! Time to smell the flowers and see the light!