Art-A-Whirl

In the first few months since we arrived in Minneapolis I have already finished two new paintings, run a print for the new print exchange, and stumbled upon a new drawing series.   I’ve joined the local arts association – NEMAA.  aaw_logo_2_rI have even started a new job in a new line of work with Amazon.  Working for Amazon has been good, but has also presented a few challenges.  Like training in Chicago for four months and only being home for three days every few weeks.  This alone makes it hard to finish projects – mainly because when I’m home I’m spending my time with Sarah.

Normally I don’t like to toot my own horn (or really draw any attention to myself at all), but I have also managed to land a spot in the biggest Art event in Minneapolis – the Art-A-Whirl.  While I don’t have a studio in one of the many cool art buildings, nor am I willing to have random people tramp through my house, I have managed to get aFDBLDG few of my pieces into a really cool spot in the Northeast Arts District- The Food Building.  I will be showing my work and hanging out at the Food Building all three days of the Art-A-Whirl Friday May 20th through Sunday May 22nd.  Stop by Art-A-Whirl if you are in the neighborhood, pick up an original piece or two, and maybe I’ll see you there.

I plan on drawing up a few relief prints to sell in addition to my paintings, however I don’t have any concrete ideas set just yet.  Check out the top painting contenders below.  Also click on the images to check out the Art-A-Whirl and Food Building Websites.

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It’s Good to be Back

New UntitledIt’s been a long time since I’ve had the luxury to get out my oil paints and work on something new.  About five months to be exact (ish).

It feels good, really good.

It took me a bit to get back into the new work – I had to repair a few paintings that had shifted and rubbed some layers off.  From there it went pretty slow as I waited for the new layers to dry so I could hang them and start on a new idea.  I went up to it with a little trepidation not sure how I would work on the canvas and if the paint would be forgiving.  Turns out I needn’t have worried.  It was smooth and easy like I’d never stopped.

So here I am expanding on my body of work again, trying some new things, and putting myself out there for shows (well, soon anyway).  Who knows, maybe I can make a career out of this.