Monday, May 29, 2017

Update on The Oasis Gallery exhibit

For those of you who joined me at the reception on May 20, thank you for visiting! We had a great opening and I was excited to see everyone there.

If you haven't had a chance to visit the exhibit, it is open through July 7 - and you can get a preview of it with the video above (thank you to my nephew, Patrick, for taking this for me). The exhibit at The Oasis Gallery is at 7125 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Md., 20817 - in the rear of the Macy's Home Store, on the second level.

The show is all florals, and I am exhibiting 27 paintings. It's filled with vibrant colors, the perfect way to usher in the new summer season. Those that have visited have commented on the bright, cheery nature of the work, and I've greatly enjoyed sharing them with those taking in the artwork.

These paintings represent the essence of my identity as an artist - celebrating creation that comes from being present in the moment, taking note of your surroundings and bringing those moments to life on the canvas.

For me, art is an intuitive process. I don't necessarily have an idea of what the end result will be when I begin creating a new piece. The completed work reveals itself through the process of creation and being present during the work. I agree with Pablo Picasso that the removal of outside distractions is essential to the artistic process.

"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary." - Pablo Picasso