Thursday, October 6, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
In August I am participating in a group show with 5 other very talented artists at a local Austin Salon : http://www.russandcompanysalon.com/. Address : 1805 West. Ave, Austin, Tx. 78701. Show will exhibit August 1st-31st. Reception August 14th time 4-6pm.
Robbin Robertson Polter
Robbin is a 4th generation folk artist and considers herself a contemporary folk artist .Her portfolio is colorful and whimsical with an slight off balance edge. Robbin often moves easily between painting, found object collage, metal work and photography. Robbin has travelled extensively & is inpired by Central & South America, Hawaii and the Carribbean. Currently represented by Austin and Puerto Rican Art Galleries. Manages several websites and business including : www.uniqueurns.com, www.robbinrobertsonstudios.com & www.austinartcoop.com.
Camille LaRue Olsen
Camille's oil paintings are primarily impressionistic, leaning toward fauvism and/or expressionism. From portraits to landscapes and still lifes, she expresses both a heightened and blurred perception which mimics the feeling of momentarily zoning out. Subject matter is occasionally whimsical or may be more contemplative. She hopes never to settle on exactly one way of seeing or conveying her vision.http://www.camilleolsenart.com, http://www.imaramblingal.blogspot
Karina Martens, is a textile and collage artist who grew up in the Appalachians. Her portfolio is colorful, complex, and psychological. Karina has lived and traveled in Europe, Quebec, New Zealand and throughout the United States. Her work has been displayed and sold in Texas, New York, Kansas, and Colorado. When not making art Karina is a nanny and photo editor. Her passions are family, travel, and the children she works with. You can see more of her work at http://runningstitches.com
Connie Miller's palette knife, thick with rich oil paints, butters the canvas in a manner that gives us an impression of a summer's day or an impending storm. Landscapes and flowers, close up, are redolent of hikes through the woods, contemplative walks through a garden or a hot summer week at the beach. The light and color and shapes of a landscape all beckon to be painted and provide inspiration to the viewer.www.conniemiller.net
I paint exclusively in Oils. When I paint, I lose all track of time. It provides me with an outlet for my creativity and a time for myself. I love to paint landscapes and figures. I paint animals and am told often that my paintings capture the spirit of the person, scene or animal.I do plein air painting whenever I get the chance and the weather cooperates. In 2008, I went with a group of artists from Austin to paint in France with Ian Roberts. We painted in the vineyard and hills of Provence.This year I was juried in the Salon International at the Greenhouse Gallery. At the Wimberley Valley Art League shows I won several honorable mentions and Third Place. I also won Fourth Place at The Mahoning Valley Art Festival. View my blog to see my newest paintings: http://deborah-thomas.blogspot.com/
Kevin was born in a beautiful jewel by the sea, Corpus Christi, Texas, where his mother often took him to feed the seagulls on the bayfront or search for seashells on nearby Padre Island. The rich play of water, light, color, salt and wind thrilled his senses and oft reflects in his multi-media work. What he can't say, write or otherwise communicate has to come out somehow - thus...the art. He graduated from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas. His nascent art career is being jump-started by a few lovely and supportive souls including his wife, Lori, a fellow artist, Camille Olsen and a dear friend, Janie Proctor. His statement: "More a medium than an artist, I feel my art is barely my own and yet I deeply connect with it. When I surrender control, I'm at my best in channeling colorful impressions of a lush emotional realm that exists just beyond our normal abilities to sense. Relaxing the viewer’s perspective and inciting their appreciation for our profoundly abundant lives is my hope. Love and Creation are the muses of my medium-ship – and, probably, they are one.http://www.kevindunneart.fineartstudioonline.com/ contact: MrIrish51@yahoo.com
Monday, June 20, 2011
My talented friend Terrell Powell has invited me to participate in a group art show in Santa Fe in July ! What a great excuse to visit Santa Fe while the largest Folk Art Market it going on. Check it out : http://www.folkartmarket.org/. Artists come from all over the world and we will set up our show near by the Folk Art market at :
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I recently was commissioned to paint my friends 2 children . We had discussed it for years painting her beautiful daughter as a mermaid. Everytime we saw each other we were mortified we had not began to process and so this year I contacted every person interested in a commission. When we got together and brainstormed we realized it would be only right to paint both her great kids in separate paintings. We wanted them to capture their personalities as well as their hobbies and pet dog that had passed away. Honestly I was more than nervous. For perfect likenesses I use my camera not my paint brush... my whimsical translation is not always realistic. I marched on and the paintings came . I had so much fun thinking of both the kids while I worked and prayed not only would my friend be satisfied but the kids (now entering teenager cool age) would be happy as well. I delivered both paintings last week and to my relief all was happy with my version of their gorgeous kids !
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
This is my 5th or 6th time to paint downtown Austin. I grew up in Dallas and downtown was not particularly a friendly place to go and I ran the streets of Dallas high and low with no hesitation....I love downtown Austin and people love using Town Lake or now called "Lady Bird" lake ! The buildings are fun, the capital we watched give a facelift too. In this version of "Springtime in Austin" I included my 78 Chevy pick up pulling our boat, "Leslie" in his thong, vespas, Emergency helicopters, Cars to Go, moms pulling kids in those space ship pods, VW , unicycles, Seg Ways, fisherman, both my dogs, David cycling, Ezra running, Delta (used to work for and still in my gypsy blood), Moon Towers and the bats, hot air balloons, skate boarders, cyclists, folks and their dogs and me painting the painting ! My next piece will be of the lake and I will include my daughter working her magic ! Very fun to live in this town and enjoy all it has to offer !
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I think it is natural that the new year brings new goals, new directions and this is great for artists . The new year brings an inspiration of a new start . I was in 9 art shows last year. That may not be so many for so many professional artists but with a part time job and mother of 2 it was allot and by December I was exhausted. The economy has hit artists square on and most the time the prices of my art are at such a spread I can still sell art. This year I would still like to host a show or 2 and possibly participate in another show. I also hope to follow up on commissions that have been floating around for years. I started this year with my 3rd version of an Austin cityscape. It is a fun painting to work on and changes every time. This version Downtown III includes the lovely woman that commissioned it and her 2 fabulous poodles. I hope to lock myself up and paint more this year and I look forward to new inspirations this year.