Painting as the World Tumbles Along

Well, we are staying in. Our pantry is full, feeling prepared. Just going to forge ahead knowing that the Art Festival schedule is up to change. What else is there left to do but get down to work and paint.? Also, I've been on the phone a ton lately, checking in with family and friends. It's been comforting with all the connecting. I've been hearing and reaching out to people I haven't talked to in a while. Silver lining, I guess.

My painting Amen was used for the cover of a book of poetry by Angela Voras-Hills. It just came out in February and I highly recommend it.

This show is over now but many of our works remain at the gallery.

Summer Shows

Cherry Creek, Denver CO, July 5-7
Ann Arbor Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI July 18-21
Waterfront Art Fair, Charlevoix, MI August 10

Uprooted, How climate change is affecting plant life in Wisconsin.

April 26, 2019 to June 23, 2019
James Watrous Gallery • Madison
Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor
201 State Street  •  Madison, WI 53703
W-Th 12-5   •   Fr-Sa 12-8   •   Su 12-5
May 17, 2019
Featuring an artists' panel at 5:30pm

In an era described as the Sixth Great Extinction, plants both rare and familiar are at risk, and climate change is accelerating the loss of unique habitats and species. For Uprooted, five Wisconsin artists have created new work focused on the diverse plant communities under threat in Wisconsin. Cynthia Brinich-Langlois and Bethann Moran-Handzlik have turned their attention to the northern forests; Helen Klebesadel and Lynne Railsback have focused on central Wisconsin's prairies and oak savanna; and Katie Musolff looked to wetlands and gardens near the Mississippi River. Uprooted also includes a group of black ash baskets by Marian Miner and birchbark pieces by Terri Hom, as climate change is accelerating the vulnerability of both paper birch and black ash.

Highlights of 2018

These are some of my favorite paintings from the past year. It was a very successful one, so thank you so much for all of your love and support. You help me realize my potential and encourage me to reach further inside myself to see what I am capable of.

Winding Down..... almost

Last Shows of the Season:
Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO - Sept 20-22
St. James Court, Louisville, KY - Oct 5-7

Time for the final push.... push, push, push. Squeezing out the last good ideas from my brain onto the last paintings to finish as the daylight hours grow fewer. More, more more. Two more shows, then one... then I can breathe. Don't forget to paint those cool peppers from the garden before we make pasta sauce tonight. Remember, you caught that moth, don't forget to paint it before dark so you can let it go. Oh no, that sun flower is going to seed, quick, paint it before it drops anymore petals. Call your mother, do the laundry, make time for the quiet things..... Nope, no time. Sorry mom, those pants are clean enough, slam that drink.
Enjoy that last of the fall work.
See you in Kansas City and Louisville.

Sort of Spring

So, it's April, there is snow on the ground, the river partially froze over a few days ago and we've had record lows in the area for this time of year. So, I am stuck painting the specimens I have stored away: shells, feathers, insects. I had to go to the grocery store for the radishes.... sad. But the work is packed and we are on our way to Austin Texas for Art Fair Austin. I hope to see some green, anything green..... eat tacos and get sunburned. It will be great.

All I Can Get, with Andy Fletcher at Tory Folliard Gallery.

Thank you to everyone who came to the show and gave us their support. Whether you purchased a painting or gave us a hug, it all meant so much to Andy and I. We felt so loved and appreciated and that is a great gift. The show will be up through March 17, 2018.
You can visit the website for Tory Folliard Gallery by clicking here.