When I paint I am transported to another state, it’s a zen experience. Everything drops away and I exist in a perfect place, totally meditative, totally focused, centered, calm and at peace. I aim to weave those attributes into my paintings so others may experience the joy in my work as well. Outside validation of my work is not necessary for me to continue painting. I know when I’ve done a good job, I know there is always plenty of room for growth and improvement.
Traveling to participate as an artist in the summer art shows has been a goal for years…it was a matter of timing. Summer 2012 is my second season as a traveling gypsy painter artist-LUV IT! I was thrilled to be the recipient of a purchase award at the 49th Annual East Lansing Art Festival in Michigan. My painting, ‘Fall’ is now part of the permanent art collection at the Student Book Store, SBS.
Outside validation felt wonderful!
Summer 2012 Art Show Schedule:
Oak Park, Il, Saturday May 26 What’s Bloomin’ Festival, booth#88
Hinsdale, Il, June 9-10, Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival, booth #15
Skokie, Il, July 14-15, Skokie Arts Guild 51st Annual Art Fair (My painting of a Great Blue Heron will be featured on the program cover (!) Ok, so I’m excited and honest about being excited!)
Huntley, Il, August 18-19, Huntley ArtFest
Milwaukee, Wi, Sept. 9th at Mt. St. Mary College. All art will be priced $100 or below. Get up early to get in the door early! I understand people line up EARLY for this show!!