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.
24 x 72 in; August 2015
Cooper comes with me on almost all of my hikes and scouting missions. Fog hunting is one of the best missions though. Here is my handsome boy on an old road in Deer Valley.
Recycle Utah is an important facility for my artwork. I take all of my recycling there, we gather reclaimed wood there, and I pick up almost all of my shipping supplies from their collection. Without Recycle Utah, I would have to buy brand new wood and packing materials. They save me a lot of money, and they also do amazing work to recycle all of our crap. Because of that, I have donated a brand new large scale work to be auctioned off at their annual charity gala, the Aqua Affair, which will be held on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. My new piece, called 'Multiverse', is painted on a reclaimed door found at Recycle Utah and features three large blue watercolor orbs, which are then covered in wax. My husband Matt, built the beautiful frame out of more reclaimed wood. If you want to help support our local recycling center here in Park City, please attend the gala and donate some money to this incredible organization. Find out more info here.
I just finished an excellent workshop in Oakland with screenprinter master Jeff Hirst and my encaustic mentor Shawna Moore. It was amazing to learn some new skills, check out some new materials and get a review of encaustic from these two amazing teachers. Thank you both for a great weekend! Looking forward to trying this out more in the next year.
Spent the weekend at Powder Mountain for a Summit Weekend and had a chance to paint some of the landscape. The air was thick with smoke from fires up north, but it make it interesting and even a challenge to paint. On top is a view from the summit at Hidden Lake looking north and below is a picturesque scene of horses in a field. Thanks for a great weekend Summit!
My solo show, 'A Layered Approach' at Powder Mountain as part of the Summit Series in July was a great success. The weekend was amazing, the weather was beautiful, the attending guests were inspiring, and the landscape was breathtaking. I am so pleased to be working with Summit and show my art in their beautiful outdoor gallery called the Mirror Gallery. I'm even more excited to be their summer Artist in Residence, to spend more time up on the mountain, paint, share my process and hopefully even do an outdoor installation - stay tuned. Click on for some more images of the installed show. Thanks to Marshall Birnbaum for the images and a huge thanks to Gallery MAR for handling all the artwork and facilitating the show.
My first ever solo show will open this Friday, July 10th at Powder Mountain Ski Resort in Utah, as part of the Summit Series. A Layered Approach is an in depth exploration into my process as an artist and a person. Each layer of my encaustic paintings is an integral part of the whole piece, just like every experience along my path has made me who I am. I am honored to be a guest, a speaker and an Artist in Residence for the Summit Series. ALSO many, many thanks to Gallery MAR for making this happen and being my handler/agent/friend. More pics to follow next week after the show. Above is the outdoor Mirror Gallery at Powder Mountain, in which 7 of my latest works will be debuting this week! I am so incredibly thrilled about this opportunity, the gorgeous outdoor gallery I'm showing in and the chance to wander around Powder Mountain for awhile.