2 Places I’m Sharing my Art this Month!
1. Ryan James Fine Arts in Kirkland Washington- all month
Ryan James Fine Arts invited me to their September show, and I have 5 paintings from my “Tether the Star” series showing now until the end of the month.
In this series I explore various topics which are very raw and real. Each painting also has a song associated with it and are in various stages of being recorded and released under the name “Tether the Star”. I have 2 recorded so far, and the others are in production.
“Grow Away/My Heart Feels Safe with You” is about resilience in the face of turmoil, and being able to grow from our experiences. “Let Me Try” is about trying to reach a teenager in crisis. It was conceived during the pandemic as I learned of a teenage suicide in my community. “All I Can Do” was also created during the pandemic and is about a Covid-19 patient having to rely on their nurse, feeling the vulnerability and desperation of the moment. “Fault Lines” and “The Pride of My Gravity” are about the tension and intensity between mother and child as they are growing up and becoming part of this world.
Each painting is an impression of the color and form of the sentiment at hand. My goal, as an artist, is to offer an authentic attempt of expression using a multidimentional approach.
2. Edmonds Art Studio Tour- One weekend only
Here’s a bit about it.-
“Designated Washington State’s first Creative District, Edmonds is a quaint artsy town located on Puget Sound. The self guided, free tour covers 23 studios with 41 participating artists. This experience allows you to visit local artists, learn about their process and purchase original artwork. Visit our website to see the variety of techniques and media including ceramics, glass, watercolors, mixed media paintings, pastels, oils, jewelry, textiles and more. Edmondsartstudiotour.com. This is not a walking tour and parking will be available at each stop.”
This is my third time participating, and the thing I like about it is how the whole event is run by the artists, and it is truly an example of artists supporting other artists. The best way to buy local art is directly from the artists!
Here are a few shots from my set up last year. Hope you can make it!