So, you ask, why paint blooms? Aren’t flowers, you know, a bit old fashioned?
But flowers are a conundrum, a dichotomy.
They reflect and absorb light, sending just the color to your eye they were meant to.
They have been around for centuries, but new blooms are just now opening.
They are at once both easy to crush and throw in the fire, and yet they are resilient, springing back into place after being displaced, trampled, rained on.
Flowers return with a fierce will to live every season in the right conditions. Come to the garden and see!
I will be painting live on July 8th and 9th from 10am-2pm in a Black Mountain Garden near you, during the 16th Annual Art In Bloom & Garden Tour.
An art exhibit featuring works of art from 12 of the regions talented artists to support the researchers at the Appalachian Barn Association in Madison County, NC.
The Appalachian Barn Alliance will again partner with The Saints of Paints to host an arts celebration by 12 of Asheville area’s finest artists. These two groups, the Appalachian Barn Alliance and the Saints of Paints, come together with a single purpose – to honor the barns of western North Carolina’s heritage. The event continues– this day is free and open to the public– on Saturday, June 4 with an opportunity to purchase the artists’ works from 11am to 3pm. The location is the beautiful setting of Echoview Fiber Mill, 76 Jupiter Road in Weaverville, conveniently located just 1/4 mile from Interstate 26 at Exit #15. All precautions will be in place to keep everyone safe (food and drinks outside on a patio; masks are optional inside. This beautiful location is a destination in itself.
The Friday Evening Gala is a ticketed event offering samplings of food donated from local restaurants (to name a few: Fig Bistro and HomeGrown in Asheville as well as Sweet Monkey Bakery & Catering in Marshall, plus charcuterie and fruit donated by Whole Foods). Enjoy these savory offerings plus sweets as well as complimentary wine and beer choices while mingling with the 12 artists who will have several of their paintings for sale. Artists will be there for the Gala on Friday evening and many will return on Saturday. But, the gala is your opportunity to get first choice of the art for sale. Money raised for this event will benefit the work of the Appalachian Barn Alliance in preserving the agricultural heritage of the Southern Appalachians as exemplified by the historic barns that dot the landscape. Scenes will be not only of barns but also of beautiful rural landscapes.
Featured in Botanical Inspirations in Wickford, RI, opening April 8th 5-7pm at the Wickford Art Association. Available to collectors in Rhode Island for April 2022. The opens April 8th and closes May 8th, 2022.
This Solo Exhibition is taking place in the Vault of the D’Art Center in the Neon Art District of Norfolk, VA April 23rd, 2022- May 21st, 2022. Opening reception April 28th 5:30-7:30pm.