Fall is nearing its end and winter will soon be upon us and so will my next show. Titled, "Timing Is Everything," my new body of work will be available at Gallery MAR here in Park City starting November 27th. These new 18 encaustic paintings explore how the right timing in our exploration of nature can affect our outlook. Nature is constantly in flux and one moment can seem completely different than the next depending on the light, weather and even our point of view. Through patience and a bit of serendipity, we can find new perspectives as the environment around us shifts and aligns to show us its majesty. This painting above is the show's title piece and was inspired by a day of backcountry skiing with my husband in the Central Wasatch mountains last winter. It was a beautiful day, the skiing was incredible and as we were hiking back up from an awesome run, I happened to look through these giant pines to see the sun through a veil of swirling crystals. It felt magical seeing that, being in that moment, standing in that particular spot - I felt I had been gifted that view by nature. That because I was outside, in the elements and enjoying them, nature responded with a beautiful sight just for me. I may have been the only one to see that exact thing and that view, but I know that everyone can experience similar moments by stepping outside and putting yourself in the elements. You may get a little wet or cold venturing outside sometimes, but you will always be rewarded. For more information on new works available this November, please contact Gallery MAR.
Big Life Magazine, a publication devoted to life in the mountain west, featured me in their latest (Fall 2015) issue in an article about artists whose work is rooted in nature. A big thanks to Big Life for including me in their magazine along with some great images of my summer show up at Summit at Powder Mountain. I'm happy to be included amongst the pages of this really fun and interesting magazine and encourage you all to check it out - you can see the full magazine online here.
Chair #146 off the Motherlode Lift at Park City Mountain Resort was delivered to the studio yesterday. I will be one of many artists who will transform this chair lift into a work of art so it can be auctioned off for charity. Vail Resorts generously donated the chairs to local non-profit organizations to raise funds. My art chair will get a magical transformation over the next two months and will be available in December with proceeds going to the amazing Park City Community Foundation. Stay tuned to see what I do to the chair and how you can bid on it.
I'm almost halfway through the paintings for my new show, "Timing Is Everything", which opens at the end of November at Gallery MAR. This painting I am currently working on is filled with hundreds of tiny aspen branches. Its tedious, but also meditative. Some moments I can't seem to paint fast enough, others I loose the time and zone out. It's good practice to have work that takes time on purpose and is just another example that I was put on Earth to learn the virtue of patience.
Fall is one of the best times of year in Park City and it never ceases to amaze me the brilliance of colors in the mountains. Here, the Deer Camp grove in upper Deer Valley is on fire during a gorgeous fall day. Despite the aspen fungus that has made a number of the groves drop their leaves early, the colors have been fantastic and just keep going.