Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 and Santacon

Welcome 2010! 2009 has gone by so incredibly fast and has hosted some significant changes in my life. I went on a leave of absence from my finance job to focus full time on my painting. I have been painting since I was in high school and have always loved art. About 5 years ago I decided that I would try and sell and show some of my work and since then I have only gotten busier and busier. I used to come home from my day job and paint until about 11-12 o-clock at night and weekends I was in my studio. So my husband and I decided at the end of 2009, it was time to make a change.

I have embarked on a new series of work of unusual events or maybe I should say usual events I have been doing a lot of thinking about what is going to be our generations thumb print? What are they going to say in the future about our generation and community. I know that our economy and our society's use of resources has played a major impact of what our thumb print is. What about the joy? What about our community? Here is the first painting in my latest series... "the makings of Santacon"

Santacon is an event that you have to dressed up as Santa to attend. It is a very secret society event were they announce the the meeting spot a few days before but do not release the route until the day of the event. Santacon does take place all over the world but here it is in Portland.

Much luck, success and adventure to everyone in 2010.

3 comments:

Angela said...

Wow! Your paintings are fantastic!

Michelle Brunner said...

That is so great that you are able to focus on painting full time! I am so envious! Your artwork is fantastic! Love those Santas!

Jessica Torrant said...

Congratulations on going for it full time! I love your concept and the Santa painting is great. Looking forward to seeing your work continue through the new year!