Spectrum Portraits of Imaginary Friends and Storyteller Abstracts

Archive for June, 2014

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Summerfest this weekend in OC

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Wine and a bite

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Fun Weekend with Art Events!

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Its going to be a busy but fun weekend for me.  

Friday night I will be live painting at Wine and a Bite, a fun art and foodie event in Fallbrook.  Purchase tickets at the Chamber of Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday and Sunday I will be at Summerfest in Orange County.  Located at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary this festival will have food music and art all weekend long.  

I hope to see you at one of these events!

Who is my clientele

In Marketing this is suppose to be something I know, something I am sure of. With Galleries I tend to let them decide, if the art in the gallery is contemporary, interesting and a bit edgy, and I like it, I will assume it’s a good fit.

For art shows I have to do much more leg work to make sure it will be a good fit and my clientele will actually be at the show. For instance I have learned my market doesn’t seem to be the elderly conservative women of Mesa Arizona, although to be fair I didn’t meet but a small percentage of them. My wide eyed girls appeal to little girls, both of the fairy princess and Wednesday Adams variety, aged punk rockers, tattooed Morrisey boys, and women who can see themselves in my art. It’s often hard to find a show with that exact clientele. However the galleries love the wide eyes girls so they seem to have found a home there.

The silhouette series that I have only been doing publicly about a year (they used to be my warm up works waiting for inspiration until I realized the were inspired) however had a different unsurprisingly broader appeal. They appeal to people who feel. People who have their own stories to share and find I have expressed their stories for them. I am starting to trust that is exactly what I am doing sometimes. That their story or struggle or love or unity or loss or loneliness is so powerful that they have sent the energy of it out into the universe and I have grabbed just a little bit of that energy and expressed it in a most primitive way. In color and simple shape. So my clientele for this series is anyone with a story. And everyone has a story. I just may not have gotten to yours yet.

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My first combo of nursery rhyme and mixed media

As a child books were my best friends. I found fairytales magical often horrifying, and even nursery rhymes had a darkside. I can remember being read to as a wee child by my grandmother from my favorite book. It was a tall cardboard version of Mother Goose. Poor Humpty, all we ever knew about him is that the kings horses and men or perhaps the king himself cares about him very deeply. That, and of course the terms of his terrible demise.

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Summerfest Show at Tucker Wildlife in Orange

Summerfest at Tucker Wildlife

Temecula Paint and Wine Class

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Grandfather Vine

This painting of a grandfather wine vine will be what you can create and take home on Saturday, July 26 at BigFoot Studio in Temecula.  Class is $40 which covers instruction, wine, and materials.

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