Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Press for Can Planes show...TV Mallorca interview

I was fortunate to be one of two women in the f.Art exhibit at Museu d'Art Contemporani exhibit to be interviewed for an evening cultural program called Itaka on the TV Mallorca channel.

The show will air Friday night, March 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm. A week later it will be available for viewing on line, I will post that link when it's up.

Also seen in this photo is artist Natasha Lébedeva. see her work here.
The paintings in the background are by Gabriela Segui.

Press for Can Planes show...Zona VIP

Here's a surprise addition from the weekly magazine insert, Brisas, of the Mallorquin newspaper Ultima Hora. The coverage is of my current show at Museu d'Art Contemporani Can Planes in Sa Pobla Mallorca.
Of personal interest, the press release includes:
To my right in the top picture is friend Alice Morse, also participating in the exhibit.
On the lower left in front of my body of work is Jorge Azri amongst others. Azri creates wonderful city and seascapes.
In the center, far right is photographer Maria Magdalena Alorda Fornes who just exhibited in my Puertas Abiertas in-home open studios event March 11 - 14 in Palma de Mallorca.

It's fun to get noticed.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Upcoming Exhibition at Sadhana Studio, Palma

It's an active month! Here is the announcement for the Open Studios event I am hosting in my central Palma de Mallorca apartment. I've gathered 5 artists to exhibit with me in this beautiful space. More information on the individual artists to come this week, stay in touch.

You can see the invitation details on my Facebook fanpage, Sadhana Studios.

Current Exhibition At Can Planes in Sa Pobla Mallorca

Poster for Women's Art Day group exhibit.   
I'm happy to announce my participation in the first of two group exhibits this month. Currently showing at Can Planes Museum of Contemporary Art in Sa Pobla, Mallorca Spain. The show will be up until April 10, 2011. Below are some views of our inauguration, last Friday March 4, 2011.

Ascension Revisited

This is what happens when a commissioned piece is not delivered for a *few* months...after many haunting side-glances, I dove back into this painting. Here is what it looked like several months ago, when I first declared it complete.

 detail 1
detail 2

It's finally been delivered to its new home. Thanks Joan and Miquel.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Another Barcelona find

As I peck away at my work in the studio, my file of inspirational images grows and grows. So many delicious surfaces, so little time.

The walls you see here are some of the most beautiful I have seen lately in terms of the aging and deterioration of the subtle layering of colors. I am inspired to experiment with encaustic painting for the first time in many years. Encaustic refers to oil-based pigments suspended in heated beeswax.

Some of the other sites I have photographed in Barcelona have already been covered up by the construction of condominiums... how long will this one last? 

I did notice on this visit that several clothing boutiques have maintained these types of surfaces within the shops. I ogled the surfaces of the high walls punctuated with steel air ducts longer than I did the 100€ jeans.

Barcelona, Barri de Gràcia          Carrer de Siracusa & Torrent de la Olla

...the opposite wall.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Introducing my online shop at Etsy

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. 
Although, I joined Etsy over a year ago, I haven't really spread the word. I have been getting to know the venue and streamlining my workload so that I could best attend my shop and keep the collection displayed there up to date. I now have a variety of work posted, old and new, and in a range of styles.

Click here to see my shop. If you are unfamiliar with Etsy, take some time to browse, there is an endless selection of dedicated craftsmen selling their goods here at great prices.

In my shop I have a few older pieces, some of which have never been displayed, like this set of spine portraits:

My current work is more abstract and symbolic in nature. In my shop you can also see what happens when I apply my hand to realistic rendering, such as the old market Place of Muro drawing shown here. This and others similar in nature are for sale as prints and customs orders.

Some of my pieces are featured in various Treasuries on Etsy such as this one, and this one, and this one. Treasuries are thematic collections created by other sellers. They call it an 'ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery' - better said!

Thanks, as always, for looking.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Voyeur Heaven

Hey, what's this? No, not a soccer game - but a major find in Barcelona. Let's look a little closer... 

This find is unlike many I've seen, it exposes a view into entire rooms, many still furnished.
I haven't seen it in person yet. The location is at Calle de Sardenya and Calle de Ali Bei. I can't wait to go check it out myself. (I would like a hardhat for Christmas.)

There is so much to take in. I have already starting toying with the compositions in the studio.

A big thanks to Evan for noticing, and then going back with a camera!

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Plaster Reliefs: Scenes from the Lost Village 1,2,3

Scenes from the Lost Village 1,2,3 October 2010

each tablet is 7.5 X 10.5 in. (20 X 27 cm)
ink, acrylic, and varnish on plaster

These plaster reliefs depict both a frontal view of a decrepit building and the areal view of an architectural dig simultaneously.

I am continually scheming to work in plaster more, so I finally brought out the box of castings I made last year to bring the tablets to fruition. The composition is created by pressing cast-off construction materials into terra cotta clay, then I make a plaster cast. The cast is then painted, carved, and sanded ad nauseum...

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Way Home: Current Exhibition

Here is the window display inviting passers-by to check out a diverse sampling of my most recent mixed media works and 2 sequences of daily paintings at Mari-Lin Cafecreacions, a new bar/café/creative space appointed with retro furnishings.
On the restaurant level are several recent pieces seen in the Artefacto show just last month.
Downstairs is a charming gallery space with low ceilings perfectly suited to house the 8 X 8 inch daily painting series Continuum created in summer 2009, and Half-Time Home, winter 2010.

We opened the show on Tuesday October 19. It will be up into the first week of November.

Arrival, Wedding Gift Commission

This is a recently completed piece called Arrival. It was created as a wedding gift for a pilot and his new bride. He proposed on the steps of the Old City Hall in Salem, Massachusetts. I was provided an historic map of the city, a link to their wedding registry for color and design ideas, and a look at the wedding invitations. Then I was set free. I love this kind of commission.

Thank you to Wendy for the opportunity. And best wishes to the new couple!