The last few months of summer I've been working on a variety of poppy paintings. I've struggled to grow poppies in my own little garden, so instead of trying again in futility, this year I've painted my own to be enjoyed year round! I went crazy with red poppies, yellow poppies, violet poppies, even the rarer Himalayan Blue Poppy. The abstract florals range from mid sized canvases (25x25") all the way up to the largest poppy - a dazzling sunny yellow poppy that is 60x60"! Enjoy...
Thought I would share some recent photos of my favorite new paintings on canvas. Most are large, water-inspired pieces with a winter theme.
As part of my studio cleanup that takes place at the end of every year, I realized that I needed something more functional than the current too-small shelves we had previously installed. So down those came and in their place - a new Pinterest-inspired large hardware store grid that I can use more easily - clipping up works on paper or inspirational items found on walks, maybe displaying a calendar, or other artist's work that I have purchased (very into this itty bitty teeny tiny painting I snatched up from Rachel Sisk). Plus, hanging baskets to hold my brushes/cleaner/pencils/jars etc leaving much more table space to create. Perfect solution - I'm obsessed!
Anyone interested in the grid can find mine here, but you can find so many other options on Amazon or other hardware stores.
A few weeks ago, I was living my best life, having a late night snack while watching "Halloween Wars", when a commercial came on that caught my attention. It featured James Harden, aka "The Beard", aka, the reigning NBA MVP promoting Hulu. I watched as the camera panned out from a reclining Harden, and installed on the wall above him were two huge prints of my work! Whaaat?? Yes, that's right. My work is in an ad for Hulu with the MVP! Turns out a media release I had previously signed was for this commercial. You really never know where your work will pop up!
Watch the entire ad!
featuring large-scale paintings by Lauren Adams & Derek Overfield
Located at the Fine Arts Center Gallery,
Glenville State College, WV
Runs April 6 - May 5, 2017
Opening Reception: 5 - 7 pm, April 6th
APRICITY is here and I'm happy to finally be sharing this large collection of new work with you!
The newest collection is aptly titled because all of the work is inspired by the feeling of the warmth of the sun at winter's end and the promise of spring around the corner.
These two pieces were just released in the newsletter yesterday morning...
"Windswept II - Dappled Light", oil and acrylic on canvas, 25x30"
"Violet Reflection", oil and acrylic on canvas, 25x30"
A few new canvases for the New Year...
"November Evening", oil & acrylic on canvas, 25x25"
"Sunlit Hillside I & II", acrylic on canvas, 25x25" each
"Unfolding Form", oil pastel & acrylic on canvas, 25x30"
"Deep Winter River", oil & acrylic on canvas, 25x25", sold
I've been busy in the studio, new work is coming January 3rd and I'm so excited to share! Don't forget, newsletter subscribers get the first look.
Very excited to share what I have been up to over the end of summer/early fall! Click through to see the entire collection of raw canvas paintings...
I'm so excited - in less than 24 hours my Fall Collection will be released via the studio newsletter! (Make sure you get signed up to see all 14 new pieces first!)
These paintings have been developed over the last 5 months and they feature a shake up in my process. I've been changing things up in the studio (or actually, OUTSIDE of the studio, as is the case here! I'll explain later). I've been exploring the possibilities of true stained canvas painting, something I haven't tried out since college. This method is painting on an unprimed canvas, letting the paint absorb directly into the surface. It's been amazing and energizing and like I said, I can't wait to share these pieces with you all. I hope you stick with me and follow along on this next exciting chapter of painting!
Hello! It's time for a special announcement...I have to catch blog readers up on the news...
You can now find a limited edition printing of "Deep Water-Ripple" at
Crate & Barrel!
I would like to have been able to relay this news in a calm and professional manner, but I have to be honest, guys, I'm struggling. It's Crate & Barrel, after all! This is the news I've been sitting on for almost a year and it's real and it's finally happening.
The print is available online now and is probably also available in many stores now, too. It's a giclee print on paper, framed in pine with a matt white finish - it looks sharp, if I do say so myself!
Stop over at Minted's blog Julep for an interview I recently did - we discuss work/life balance and a typical day in the life of an artist.
The latest group of canvases I've been working on are inspired by the gentle, sloping Appalachian mountains (thought to be some of the oldest mountains in the world - worn down by water over millions of years)). These pieces have seen the continuation of oil pastel and a larger place for beautiful oil paint in the process - it adds such strength!