I’ve been commissioned to paint a 3d camel statue for the local Desert of Maine in Freeport! We settled on a botanical theme complete with lupines and poppies. I’m really excited to paint a sculpture, it will be a fun change from a flat wall. Follow me on Instagram for the process photos as I embark on this journey in May.
I’m so excited to share with you my 2020 calendar. Since I did not release a 2019 calendar last year, it allowed me to be ahead of the game and release my 2020 calendar early this year! The theme this year is “Seasonal Collections” each month is a colorful watercolor painting that captures the spirit of the season. NEW- I switched back to the square format to allow for writing dates in and organizing your life a bit. The format this year is 12” x 18” and once again you can crop and frame each image when the year is done! Purchase the calendar HERE, and we’ll start shipping them after April 25th.
We’ve set a date! After signing the lease in January of this year, followed by weeks of demo, and painting our new space- we are ready to open our doors and share our new studio with you! Come and see where Helen and I work and shop from my brick and mortar- purchase cards, prints, posters, my new 2020 calendar, and original paintings! We will announce our upcoming seasonal hours soon!
I had the pleasure of making some sketches for Eve Ensler to accommodate her new essay "Trump a Fable". It's a great piece of writing and you can read more about her fable and see my accompanying images in this interview HERE.
I have been BUSY, hence the blog silence over here. I am launching City of Hidden Figures a public art program that celebrates local hidden female figures through murals, statues, and the renaming of streets. It's been an incredible journey so far with a trip to LA to the USOW spring conference where we first launched our project with a temporary installation. We are also becoming a non profit. City of Hidden Figures is currently recognized by the state of Maine as a non profit and we are working on our federal application. Once we have the federal status we can't wait to curate public art in sister cities around the country by local female-identifying artists.
I am painting the inaugural mural for City of Hidden Figures. You can read more about it here. Please help us reach our fundraising goal HERE. And visit our website to sign up for our newsletter and to nominate a hidden figure in your home town!
It's March 19th and tomorrow is the first day of Spring. We still have a foot of snow sticking around here in Maine and it's hard for me to imagine a time when it will be warmer and green. Thus my new card designs are the perfect bright antidote.
You can find these designs in the featured section of my shop's homepage or in their various categories under greeting cards.
I hope you have a pleasant start to spring!
A few weeks ago I was asked by The Tampa Bay Times to create an illustration to accompany this year's Oscars article by Steve Persall Titled "Hollywood's Women Deserve Better, Stronger Roles" This was a delight to work on and the article is a great read about the need for Hollywood to strive to provide equal pay and equal roles for women.
Well this was a wonderful surprise! What a rich year for covers! Congratulations to The New Yorker for all of the accolades, well deserved.