Oh, all this love that makes and breaks and again mends us..
A very dear friend, fellow adventurer and artist Dan Barry @dan_barry has a solo exhibition "Passing Time" opening in La Luz de Jesus gallery, Los Angeles tonight. Go see if you are near!! @laluzdejesus
Some more goddesses in progress.
For a big beautiful project this November in San Diego, curated by @distinction_gallery
One of my favorite paintings of last year "Girl Blown Away" is also one which underwent probably most changes ever, and at one point I almost gave it up. A painting of the greatest lightness and ease can have the most struggles and hard work behind it. Quite symbolic I think..
'the end of the last unicorn' from 2015 solo exhibition at Copro Gallery in L.A.
I'll be going back to California at the end of this year with an extremely special and wonderful new big project, and truly looking forward to it!!
Have a beautiful day, all you who have loved..
and don't forget to take a very good loving care of yourself, too!! 💕
'High Tide' from a couple years back.
There is something extremely special about actual portrait painting!
"The Mother" (censored, and an oil painting, so please do not flag) I created it for Corey Helford Gallery's East meets West exhibition last month.
I have extensively traveled during the last ~15 years, and each place I go to, I buy a book of local stories, myths and legends. It has been so so so very inspiring, and many of them have leaked into my paintings in sometimes open, or sometimes hidden ways. This is of course shape-shifting fox spirit with many tails, well known in China, Korea, Japan and elsewhere around. And her baby.
Grateful to my beautiful Filipino/Japanese lady friend who let me take pictures of her, told me her own stories of how she connected to her heritage myths, and let me paint this mother/baby icon. 💙
Work in progress for my solo exhibition "Summer of the Wild Wallflower" opening April 26th in Gallery House, Toronto @galleryhouse_belinda
Busy happy studio days here, and hardly time to breathe, as I finish these up..
They will all evolve around the theme of wild lush nature overgrowth and free human spirit in the midst of it.
"silent lover" painting from 2013, reflecting on events and feelings I was going thru at that time. Revisiting past artworks is like reading old diaries - in theory I know it was me who created this, but it really feels like a whole different person..
Strange happy little details of new paintings in progress 🌸🐥💙
I have a very special feature in this March's @beautifulbizarremagazine
They are relaunching in a new beautiful printed monthly format featuring more diverse and engaging art content than ever before.
I was interviewed, or rather had a super lovely chat with the wonderful talented artist and sensitive beautiful fellow human @reddwalitzki
You are welcome to order /subscribe to the magazine if you'd like to know more about my thoughts, experiences, feelings and my work process, and discover lots and lots of other artists.
So grateful to @beautifulbizarremagazine for their neverending care, support and love for the arts community!! 💙