Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's been an Interesting year!

I'll say it again.....its been an interesting year.  Quite a bit was accomplished and I am on to a fresh start for the new year.  Cleaned up my studio, have some new ideas and new projects.  I feel like I am just now getting started with what is to come in the future.  This is a good place to be.

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas around the world. Thanks for the interest in my art and the comments.  Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Photos from my Solo Show at GM Design Center Gallery





It was a success! Beautiful gallery location over looking the lake at the GM Tech Center grounds and in a beautiful building built by Aero Saarinen.  And to top it all off, I had a prestigious guest at my opening, Balthazar Korab.  Famous photographer and architect who worked for Aero Saarinen in designing the building that is the headquarters for GM Design.  What an honor!  As the photos show my watercolors looked great and attracted a good turn out.  Thanks to all that helped in making it happen for me.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Solo Show-GM Design Center Gallery


I am having a solo show coming up this month at the General Motors Design Center Gallery.  This is my first solo!
Thanks to the GM creative design department, this is the poster that they designed to announce the exhibit.  They incorporated my Reflections III painting to use as the background for the type and design.  It will be running from 10.20.11 thru to 11.28.11 with the opening reception on 10.20.
I will let you all know how it goes.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Commission for the "Love Bridge", (Ponte Degli Scalzi) Venice, Italy




How would you like to be proposed to? On a bridge named Ponte Degli Scalzi in Venice, Italy? Well it did happen for a lucky couple and I have been commissioned to immortalize that moment in watercolor. I wish I could have taken a trip there to gather my reference photographs and sketches but such a luxury does not always exist. Thank god for the internet for supplying the necessary views from the bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice.

Maybe next year............I will be the lucky the girl. To go to Venice, I mean. (or maybe for something else.) Any way, I hope for the best for everyone. Just as long as Linda & Tony are happy that is all that matters. And who is Linda & Tony?? There will be only the special few who know.

Friday, July 22, 2011

10,000 Views!

Well I just crossed the 10,000 mark of how many views there have been to my blog! I thank all the avid watercolor artists out there interested in the medium and curious to see someone else's approach. I believe a lot of the exposure was due to being on the cover of International Artist Magazine along with my crazy cousins who have discovered an artist in the family. LOL to all the cousins! I love that they have taken such an active interest in my art. But beside all that, I truly feel that with the onset of the internet and how we are able to network globally, has given us the opportunity to learn and enhance the quality of our individual artwork.

I have been taking a brief break this summer and recharging the creative batteries and I will soon be back putting my various ideas to paint. I can only hope to keep this all alive and interesting as I have found the blogs and websites of my followers to be equally as interesting.

To all my international followers and people that have sent me emails from other countries and locally, I thank you for your compliments and it has been exciting to be discovered overseas.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Michigan Watercolor Society 2011





Here are the photos from the 2011 Michigan Watercolor Society Show. The painting shown above the logo for MWS is the painting that took the highest award. All in all, it was an interesting show highlighting the talent in the State of Michigan. I have had people ask me how large My "Going Green" painting is. With me standing beside it, now the proportions can clearly be seen.

There was a good showing opening night with about 200 to 300 in attendance. I'd like to personally thank my cousin Linda and her husband Tony for coming in from Ann Arbor to lend support and interest. Also long time friend, Dale, who spiffed himself up to mingle with the art crowd in Birmingham.

Also thanks to Jerry Bowman. Glad to have met you and talked with you for such a long time. Your watercolors are awesome.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Michigan Watercolor Society Show


My painting "Going Green" has been chosen to be part of the 2011 Michigan Watercolor Society Exhibit for 2011. This is the first time for me to do something locally and I am excited to see the show. Miles Batt is the Juror for this show and will be giving a lecture the night before the opening on May 20th.

Stay tuned for further postings about the show.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Venetian Gold on Front Cover of International Artist Magazine


About a year ago, I received an email from Vincent Miller Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of International Artist Magazine in which he was interested in doing an article about me and my watercolor art for the magazine. There was a file sent as to what kind of information they were looking for and the structure of how to send everything to the magazine. I was just getting back to work about that time after a long layoff from the automotive industry here in Detroit and still going to school to pursue my digital art and animation degree so I didn't send it off right away. About three months later, I thought I should pursue this and plug along with getting all the package of information they wanted me to submit. I got it all done and sent it off to Australia where the magazine originates from.

I have been busy. Very busy. It crossed my mind a few times but thought maybe they decided not to do anything with it. I went out to my mailbox this last Thursday after getting home from work took out the mail, carried it into the house and let it sit there for a few before I went through my mail.

I had to do a double take when I got to my April/May copy of International Artist Magazine. I took one look at the cover and I was at a complete loss for words. There was my painting "Venetian Gold" on the cover.

It took me by surprise! Thank you International Artist for the honor!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Art Book

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The latest technology makes it possible for an artist to publish their own art book. How great is that!