Pickin' and Painting
May 4 - 10am – noon, Jeff White, Acoustic Roots Soul Music
May 4 - 12:30pm, Emma Marie, Singer-Songwriter
May 5 - 10am – noon, Dave Nealon, Acoustic Roots
May 11 - 10am – noon, Harmony and Brad, Acoustic Pop-Rock
May 12 - 10am – noon, Nick Critchlow, Indie Folk
May 18 -10am – noon, Bitterroot, Americana/Folk
May 19 - 10am – noon, Andrew Sturtz, Folk/Jazz/Soul
May 19 - 12:30pm, Finally Sound, Folk Rock/Country/Jazz
May 25 - 10am – noon, Jeff White, Acoustic Roots Soul Music
May 25 - 12:30 - 2:30, Rico Jones Trio, Jazz
May 26 - 10am - noon, Kevin Dooley, Acoustic Blues, Irish
May 27 - 10am-noon, Finally Sound, Folk Rock/Country/Jazz
In the Gallery - May
My paintings explore a combination of modern abstract expressionism with a hint of realism. I love to layer full-bodied colors to create texture and offer a bold perspective of both landscapes and the female image. Having always loved original paintings of landscapes, the human body and color, my work is an expression of the way I view and experience life and the world around me.
I work with both acrylic and oil paints. The majority of my paintings are created using palette knives and brushes, without a preconceived idea of what will appear.
I find that the landscape paintings change and develop unplanned and without expectation. Somewhere in the process, I see forests, reflections, oceans, rivers, canyon walls and sunsets. I am connected to the landscapes around me, and from my white-water rafting adventures with my family in the deep canyons of Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
In some paintings, I draw motivation from the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys where I spent many summers as a child.
The bold female nude paintings are from my Goddess Series. This collection of work was born out of the current political environment, the Women’s March, and the #metoo movement. I have been inspired to paint the female nude to express the power, spirit and vibrancy all women possess no matter size, shape or skin tone. To me, a woman’s imperfections are what truly make her beautiful.
As an artist, my primary goal is for the viewer to have the impulse to reach out, imagine touching the surface, and to connect with the people and places I’ve created in my paintings.
It’s great to have my art hanging again at The Stone Cup. My first show was displayed here several years ago. I hope you enjoy the new pieces on display!
My home and studio are in Lyons, Colorado.