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!
I'm back from an art-related trip to Florida where I had taken care of some exciting business that involves a partnership I'm particularly pumped about! I'm contractually obligated to not mention specifics and it's hard to keep my lips zipped about it. I've posted a few photos on Instagram, too. Here are a few that haven't made it to social media yet...
Proud of my husband, figure artist Derek Overfield - he's got a great interview over on Minted's blog today. It's all about our studio, his background, style, art history, inspiration, and more!
I'm so excited to share what I've been up to in the studio for the last 3 months. I thought I would try out presenting works all at once in collection-form (hoping to push myself to expand and create more while also making it more fun for you all, with so much to explore!)
This collection focuses on the shift from winter to spring and how it feels as the season changes from an apparent stillness to vibrant activity. There has been an expansion of vocabulary, trying out new forms, searching for just the right shapes and movements. I've also dipped a toe into including oil pastels on canvases, introducing slight line elements and a tiny bit of pattern. There's a mix of large and mid-sized canvases along with several sets of works on paper - so much to see!
I'm currently working on my upcoming Spring Collection, but in the meantime, I've been getting sentimental and looking back at past paintings that have found homes. I've missed them very much, so I thought why not bring a few of my favorites back in print-form? It's like having an old friend back in your life again.
So here you have it, six of some of my most favorite canvases, available now in limited edition prints. They are printed on beautiful Somerset Velvet paper (100% cotton rag) with Epson Ultrachrome ink, making for a gorgeous final product that is archival. I wanted them to have a similar presence to the originals, so I am offering these prints in mid & large sizes only.
I've been hard at work, creating new pieces for my 2016 Spring Collection! Some details of an extra large work in progress...
We're snowed in at home and I am content to stay put and paint! Winter Storm Jonas has been treating us well so far (21 inches of snow and we still have power!). Here are a few pictures I snapped around our house; I'd pulled on the old plein air-painting snow suit and took a walk.
Recently, I've been building up several collections of work, the first featuring new black and white abstracts. A soft yet bold beginning for the new year, this mini collection includes several pairs of small works on paper and a large statement-making canvas. I'm in love with the contrast between the soft, atmospheric stains and the bold, glossy blacks.