The Wall

The Wall
Current project: BBC School Library Mural

Friday, October 5, 2012

Solo Brickhouse Show!!!

October is here...windy days, creative nights, creepy and strange meets romantic and dreamy....The Brickhouse Bar and grill is graciuosly hosting tonight's First friday art walk After Party, hosted and organized by Art Extraordinaire Drew of Drew-Jones Studio Art, here's a peek of the work that got hung on Oct 1, more pics to come of tonight's show!!!

Promo cards for the show...great thanks to DrewJones Art!!

 Embryo II...acrylic
 Reminders of Magick..acrylic,airbrush
 Witness..'the Moon'
 Article in Friday October 5 2012 The Columbian...yay!!!!
 Embryo I..acrylic
 'Keeper of Secrets'...encaustic wax on panel
 'Memory Garden'..encaustic wax on panel
 'City in Her Head' acrylic, mixed media, airbrush
 'Bondage' mixed media on board
 '5ive' mixed media on board
 'Vagabond I' encaustic
 'Shift' encaustic
 'Horripilante' acrylic on wood
'Vagabond II' encaustic wax
A HUGE THANKS to: Angela and Steve at The Brickhouse, DrewJones Art, and everyone who came out for an evening of fun and art October 5th!!!

'Horripilante', 'Witness' & '5ive' (Jimi Hendrix not mine :)

'Witness', '5ive' and 'Keeper of Secrets', and
my friend's husband, Matt T!

 An art reception with all my friends and family? Who me???? Why I declare!! ;)

Rocking' the snood with rose, so fun! Could NOT have done it without
my sister, Annie, also a great artist!! :)

About to sing opera? Whatta ham...

Me attempting to act normal with my biggest piece in show and first one to sell, 'Horrorpilante'

My beautiful sistet Annie and I, looking a bit frightened lol

Who knew art could be so glamorous??!! Tata now dearie!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June Juvenescence

'Upcycled' Show First Friday June Gallery 360 was an impressive feat of creative reuse, with great work by many members and guests.

Window display for June 2012 inspired in part by Andy Warhol's The Factory, which was wallpapered with tin foil and silvery gleanings by Billy Name.

 Entry way for 'Upcycled' show in Long Hall...

 LP's painted and suspended from ceiling, local artist from Portland...

'Wish' collage using recycled tyvek paper, Citrasolv method papers, recycled plastic frame...

'Wheel of Ghosts'..though difficult to photograph, this is a mobile made from a painted bicycle wheel, with a ton of tiny vintage images and objects hanging from it...

'Swimming Upstream' adventure with a BUNCH of cans, on which I painted a two-sided mural. Seems simple right? WRONG! This took two months and is nearly impossible to restack correctly unless you have a coding system. Complicated, but fun. :)

  Reverse of 'Swimming Upstream', the bonsai tree with city in background is actually my favorite side..

 Various sculptures from gallery show, various artists...

Window display...books suspended by wire...

Great painting by Jamie Lutz, Gallery 360 's illustrious el presidente.

Also in June news: amazing artist to watch:

Jennifer Thorenson and her cooperative business venture, Clever Girl Studios.

Her fabulous fantastical sculptures, art and various wares can be found in the following local

Vancouver, WA area venues/web locations;

Coming soon for June; a few new goodies for my own shop, Myriad Studios,

 possible show at the English Estate Winery June 14th and 15th, and new work for fall show at the Brickhouse Bar and Grill. stay tuned!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May showers, new contests, anticipation and wonder........

'Cosmos I'...encaustic wax on board with wire

 'Lustro'...mixed media collage on board..string,paper,paint...

Close up of 'Lustro'...great latin ephemera cards from my dear mom up north..

'Profile' series...chalk/pastels, encaustic wax on board...

'Ghost Bird' cute lil' assemblage mixed media piece utilizing fabulous brass mesh compliments of my fabulous artist auntie Kathy Stewart of Bellingham, WA..YES my family is awesome, generous and EVERYWHERE :)

'Summer Crawls' utilizing photo transfer to encaustic wax method, complete with Walt Whitman poem about summer and a few ferns.
'Wish' mixed media utilizing the citrasolv method on National geographic papers..(look it up, sooo fun!) heated/scorched Tyvek paper and ephemera...for 2012 Gallery 360 sping show 'Upcycled'
'Beyond The River' entry into local mural contest, historically representing the Chinook peoples in vancouver, WA circa 1750-1790's...