Happy New Year!
...I know, I am a few weeks late, but I have a very good reason for it. 2016 is already full of changes, as I pack my studio and head to the Pacific NorthWest!
In my 7th year living as a Southern Californian, I realized something. As artists, we spend much of our time in our studio and at our computers, working to create and promote our art. Many of us pull 12 hour days (if not longer!) and forget about weekends and vacations. What's that?!
We are very blessed to make a living with something we love to do - and we know it! However, if you live in a big city, you have to paint faster and often supplement your income with teaching or another job in order to afford the high cost of city dwelling. This can leave you often spent of energy and lacking inspiration for your art. Its great for exposure, connections. But city dwelling is a time sucker - its a catch 22.
Therefore, I have decided to leave the City of Angels so that I can pour my heart and energy into commissions and studio work this year. I will not be offering classes on a regular basis any more, instead, I will offer a limited number of workshops all over the West Coast and parts of the Mid-West! I am excited as this will also give me an opportunity to travel more (which was another goal for 2016)
While I am sad to leave behind my friends and wonderful students, I am excited at what the year will bring! And to my students - do not despair! I will be offering workshops in the Southern California region a few times a year. In fact, I already have three workshops booked here in April!
Visit my Workshops Page for details and I will post the dates below!
I wish you all a creative, healthy and productive year!
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Los Angeles - Kline Academy of Fine Art
2-Day Color Mixing Workshop
Saturday April 24th, 2pm-6pm
& Sunday April 25th,10am-5pm
Orange County - Catalyst Art Supply Warehouse
2-Day Alla-Prima Figure Painting Workshop
Saturday April 30th & Sunday May 1st
Orange County - Laguna Beach Artist Studios
2-Day Portrait Drawing & Painting Workshop
Monday April 25th & Tuesday April 26th
Ooltewah, TN - LSAFA
Mastering Color: ZORN Color Mixing Workshop
Sunday Sept 4th, 10am-5pm
& Monday Sept 5th,10am-5pm
More dates coming soon!
In Other News...
I was selected for Poets & Artists Magazine's annual 50 Memorable Painters of 2015 and John Seed's Huffington Post article 10 Memorable Paintings from 2015.
You can view the digital publications by clicking the linked titles above. It is an honor to be considered amongst such fine artists! They did a small write up on my work, I am on page 25 of P&E. A big thank you to Didi Mendez and John Seed for including me in this years publications!
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