I’m pleased to reveal the second painting of my upcoming collection titled, Heroines.
Jody Watley is a Grammy Award winning singer, song writer, & fashion icon who’s work has inspired my own art most of my life.
I’ve just signed on to teach teen and adult Saturday classes for the winter term at the Menino Arts Center, starting in January (more info soon). I’ll also be teaching weekday afternoons and evenings for Culture for Change in downtown Boston, as well as at the Brookline Arts Center. I can’t express how grateful I am for these opportunities to continue teaching. When I decided to step away from public school, I was a little nervous. I felt like a recording artist without a major label. But in hindsight it’s exactly what I needed creatively. I’ve given myself a year to devote the proper amount of time needed in the studio, as well as teaching part-time on the side. Come next fall, my plans may change, but I’m focusing on what I have set before me and giving it my all. Thank you to all the friends, families, and fellow artists who have showered me with support. I love you all, truly.
1st of a series titled, “Heroines”. Because it’s oil paint on a variety of materials, the light is picked up differently in various spots. A lot of subtle imagery may be unnoticeable in the photograph.
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I’ve come up with a concept for a show that combines elements of ’50s sci-fi movie posters, the glamor of female celebrities from the ‘70-’80s, and comic book pin up art from the ’90s. I’m tentatively titling it, “Heroines”. I’m mixing my love of pop culture and infusing it with a fine art sensibility. I hope to have a 10-12 piece collection of mixed media paintings done in my usual “kinetic style” by the beginning of 2015. I want it to be colorful, sexy, and empowering! I’ve already secured a space to host a preview show next summer. Stay tuned for more!
UPDATE (9.16.13) – I’m three paintings in, one nearly completed, two half done and I am learning so much about women beyond standard anatomy. I never expected, nor thought it possible, but my respect for women has grown with each new paint stroke. My process involves really thinking about and understanding my subject and exploring avenues of thought not necessarily common to me. This is turning into a greater creative and personal experience than I imagined!
On my Facebook page I’ve included a small selection of photographs I’ve snapped over the years. I’m always adding photos to my reference collection. I never know when an image may inspire a new art piece. Click on the image … Continue reading
In both my studio and school art room I keep comics at hand for reading & reference material. You never know what you’ll learn!
I’m pleased to announce a list of classes I’ll be teaching at the Brookline Arts Center, just outside Boston proper (right off the Green Line). The fall term begins September 16th! To register, go to the Brookline Arts Center‘s website, or call, 617-566-5715.
- Drawing & Painting, ages 4-6, Monday or Wednesday, 3:30-5:30pm
This class is designed to introduce students to the basic techniques of drawing and painting humans, objects, and animals with a slight animated twist. We’ll focus on value, color, shape, and the other elements of art. Students will learn to give realistic expression to their drawings of original characters and creatures. With their creations, students will draft and compose unique stories that highlight their imagination.
- New & Improved Clayworks!, ages 10-12, Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pm
Under the tutelage of popular teen instructor, Steven Wilber, have fun learning methods and techniques of working with the potter’s wheel. Students will learn how to create their own mugs, bowls, other unique pieces, and glazing techniques. This class is for serious artists who like to laugh and are looking to explore their creativity.
- Beginning Ceramics, Adults, Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm
Curious in learning how to throw on the wheel? Interested in creating interesting and functional sculpture with clay? This is the perfect class for beginners or those looking to continue working on their skills in the ceramic studio. Class will cover wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, glazing, and basic studio etiquette. Dress for mess and suitable footwear. One 25 lb of clay is provided with additional clay available for purchase.