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A new season

I am looking forward to the new art season, and I am honored to have been selected as a National Artist with the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. From late May to late June of 2016, the National Artists will be exhibited in a group show at the gallery. When I lived in NY I visited the A.I.R. Gallery often, finding it inspirational. At that time, it was located in SoHo. It is the first all women, artist-run gallery. Read more about the gallery’s history and mission. In a time when women make up 60% of art students, but only 30% of the artists being shown in galleries and museums, it is as important as ever for women to have a place to share our art.

Figure composition (2) complete:

Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2015.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2015.

 

Grey paintings for a grey day

oil on canvas, 40 x 30"
oil on canvas, 40 x 30"

It is a grey day today, and maybe that is why I woke up this morning thinking about these paintings. I painted them in the early 2000’s, I think. Sometimes I wonder if I should only make art that is in black and white, and various shades of grey. Drawing was my first love. My father traveled to Europe a lot when I was younger, and he would bring me back beautful art books. I would draw from them for hours. A book of drawings by Michelangelo was my favorite. These paintings have reminded me of that love for shades of grey. Now, I love the old photographs I see at my day job. The grey tones, which have yellowed with age, speak to me about aging and death. I guess that is pretty morbid.