A big thank you to Kari Brunson, who invited me to hang my work on the delicious walls at Juicebox, one of the coziest, healthiest spaces to revitalize in Seattle. My paintings come down tomorrow, so if you're in the area, stop by and have a fresh green juice (with a shot of turmeric!) and take a peek. Sweet locals were kind enough to text me photos of the walls when they were visiting, here is one of my favorite snaps... !
Our annual Open studios at Building C in Seattle is coming up on Saturday, December 12th. The event begins with artists opening their spaces to the public starting at 1pm. I will be in my new studio (two doors down from my previous one) from 6-8pm, and I hope to see you! Studio 10, second floor. I will have smaller work on paper available, some pieces from the archives, and you will be able to get a look at some works in progress. There is free street parking and some available in the lot. Happy December!
In the Seattle area? Be sure to stop by West Elm in the month of November when you are doing your holiday shopping to take in a selected group of my newest paintings in person. Personally, I love installations where we get an easy way to envision what the art will look like at home.
If you find a painting that sparks your interest but discover that it's not quite the right dimension or color, don't forget that you can commission artwork from me. Now is a great time to begin that process if you are thinking ahead for the holidays!
Art is personal and taste is subjective, but the process of selecting a piece as a gift doesn't have to be intimidating. Consider that all gift giving involves a little skill in estimating what your loved ones will cherish. And besides a puppy, what could be more unique than a painting? Art is an accessible option especially if you decide to go with prints at an affordable cost. Simply choose your favorite frame style, wrap in a bow, and you have something truly bespoke. Easy!
Big thanks for West Elm for hosting me again this year, it's always encouraging to feel the support of local artists through marketplaces that make community a part of their business!
Chairish recently reached out to me to sell my art in their marketplace, and I'm so glad that they did, I'm obsessed! (Obsessed with adding as many mid-century modern chairs to my "favorites" and checking local pick-up listings with my morning cup of coffee, that is!)
As an artist who spends so much time in the studio, it's always satisfying to see my work among beautiful things, as well as finding a new avenue for more collectors and eyes to appreciate what I work so hard on every day. Check out my collection here, and stay tuned for some summery watercolors being added exclusively at Chairish!
I have been so excited to install the remaining paintings from my series, Out of the Blue, over at King Street Supply Co. (Here's the latest write up on the shop, from Seattle Magazine.) The neutrals of the space really let my colorful paintings sing, and the reclaimed wood furniture, made by Plank & Grain, play off of the work so well. I've never hung work on embossed wallpaper before, but now I'm spoiled. It's so pretty!
If you're in the International District, stop by King street and have a peek!
King Street Supply Co. is located at 666 King Street, Seattle, in the ID.
Join us this Saturday at Building C for our holiday event! Paper artist and friend, Hannah Viano, author of S is for Salmon will join me for the day. Prints, books, paintings and goodies from the flat files will all be up for grabs! My studio is located on the second floor, look for studio 12 and come say hello! A list of artists you'll also be able to see...
Building C is located on the corner of Leary Way and 14th Ave NW, a few blocks form the Ballard Bridge. And a block from Top Pot Doughnuts! Free parking is located on the street and the building's own parking lot. Look for the beige warehouse across from the Office Max and you've got the right place! See you Saturday.
It's the last weekend to see my work on display at Anthropologie before I move it down to Pioneer Square at Drygoods Design's beautiful and bright new space. I hope to be revealing a few never before seen paintings in this presentation of the work. The opening will be held during Pioneer Square's First Thursday art walk on December 4th, from 6-9pm.
I am so inspired by my friend, Kimberly, who has set up a non-profit charity to help communities around the world in need, setting them up for better education, food, water and tailoring the aid to their way of life. I am humbled by how she spends her time. On top of running a farm and raising four adorable boys, she has traveled to rural Uganda to meet all of the families she wants to help and seen their needs first hand. What struck me deep were her stories of the strong women in the Tusubira village, and her enthusiasm for making just a few basic changes that will drastically improve their lives for generations to come.
Kimberly is currently running an auction that will help meet these goals. There are so many gorgeous items that you can bid on to help, including an original painting by yours truly!
From Kimberly's description of the auction,
"With this auction we will kick off our fundraising campaign for the first building at Tusubira Village. The well has been drilled and pumps and pipes are going in now- so it is time to begin building! With your help this educational compound is going to change the way people in our community and the surrounding countryside live. It will improve their health and offer them a more hopeful future."
I've donated "Windowsill" an original acrylic painting on canvas, 24 x 24 inches. Bidding runs till 5 pm PST on Friday, November 14th! Thanks to Kimberly and the Grow Hope Foundation for allowing me to play a small part in this amazing cause.
The genesis of what I've been working on for the past several months had it's surprising beginnings in a Bruce Lee mantra.