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Circles : A Preview of My Solo Show

For me, this year has been full of firsts. I decided to launch my own business (a first), I launched that business and pursued art as my career (another first), and now, I'm pleased to invite you to join me for my first solo show at the University of Denver's Hirschfield Gallery. The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 7-9pm and my work will be displayed there until September 28th. I've created a preview of six paintings in my upcoming show, available today. I've spent this past year working on a new collection, keeping them to myself just for this exhibition. It's been an evolving challenge full of movement, stepping out into the new and embracing the circles or processes. When the show opening date began to close in I really struggled with how or what to name it. I wanted something with a strong representation of my work but also something that would capture the heart and mind of these pieces. While winding down after a long painting session one evening, I was watching Netflix's Chef Table with Alex Atala and he said something that spoke so deeply to me and the work I was creating.     He said, "one night I had a dream...

Create Art. Create Yourself.

At the end of every year, I find myself reflecting on what the past year looked like. I think about the things that changed that year, as well as what came into and exited my life. When 2015 ended, I found myself reflecting like every year before. I wanted to set an intention for the new year to come, and with all the new changes that 2016 was bringing, I decided that my mantra would be…