Sunday, September 28, 2008

Portland Art Open- Comes to Close and the Future

Well the Portland Art Open is all over and it was great to meet some new people. Cynthia Mooney was gracious enough to host me over the weekend and she is a local mixed media artist. She has a small studio called the Nest which is a little house in her back yard. She also teaches classes on bookmaking journaling which are pretty amazing.

I stopped by the studio of Sarah Kamsler and Nicole Linde at the boxlift studio. These are two extremely talented artists that are completely evolving what Portland Art is today. I would highly recommend anyone going and checking out their websites.

Nicole Linde is on the top right and she is a mixed media artist whom mixes digital art with her drawings. She is a creative soul and has work is imaginitative and tought out. Her process between her drawings and digital are pretty amazing.

Sarah Kamsler is on the bottom right and the pictures do not do her paintings justice. Her paintings have a lot of depth and movement. There is something very organic about her paintings since nature is one her points of inspiration. I think I might have to buy one to go above my fireplace..

What's next? Launch Pad Gallery this Friday Night! Come see over 100 artists. It's free and last show the beer was $2. You can't really beat that.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Portland Art Open

Portland Art Open is this weekend!

September's Portland Art Open is a three day art event & party showcasing the range of talents and styles of Portland's artists. It's your chance to experience art on the most personal level possible – see how each artist envisions their work in their own setting. The Art Open's goal is to both challenge and educate Portland's art voyeurs about all the many things art can be.

The event will be 100% free for the public to attend.

I will be sharing with Cynthia Mooney at her lovely home on 811 SE 32nd Place, Portland, OR. Cynthia will be showing mono prints and multimedia works on wood, as well as some cards and jewelry.

I have a lots of works in progress just trying to wrap them all up is tough for this weekend. :) Wish me luck.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Well today is my birthday and I feel a little bit older and wiser. It seems like every birthday I reflect on my life and what I have done with the urge to eat a large amount of cake... preferably chocolate.

Today we drove back from Bend, Oregon in which the trip was extremely relaxing. One thing I did learn while I was Bend was that I could not find one art supply store- but I did get a lot of painting done outside while sitting next to the Deschutes River.