Bigger Than Life

On Art and Culture, Showings, travel, wanderlust July 12, 2017

 

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I’m really excited today because I sent in my final polished file for a mural at the Doubletree Hotel in Greeley, Colorado.  It is a very modern new hotel in the heart of Downtown, and will open for guests on October of 2017.

If you take the elevator to the third floor, there will be Kinsey Hindman and her stallion, Wimpy Sparkles, aka Harley, bigger than life, a full eight feet tall and ten feet wide.

May the Fourth Be With You

musings May 30, 2017

Denver’s ArtWars 2017 event at the swanky Curtis Hotel was a blast.  Here I am with my works.  Many thanks to Ken Hamblin at Westword.

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“The Struggle is Real,” oil and charcoal over photography on panel, 11″ x 14″

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“I Come Here to Clear My Head,” oil and charcoal over photography on panel, 11″ x 14″

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“Just Don’t Startle the Wildlife,” oil and charcoal over photography on panel, 12″ x 12″

Comicon North

musings July 16, 2015

Fantastic show with fantastic people! Here is a great review in Vanguard Culture. Thank you Patric and Javier. This has been a great experience. 🙂
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Here I am with with Patric Stillman, owner of The Studio Door, one of the nicest gallerists I’ve met!  And of course, my piece: “Jellyfish.”

 

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Comicon North

Article by Rebecca Romani

It’s late on a Friday and the Studio Door Gallery on 30th is still going strong for the opening of its national Comicon-inspired show, “Strip: Caricature, Satire and the Funnies.” The caricature artist is working on a couple who looks thrilled to be getting mildly caricaturized and someone is busily adding lines to the communal canvas off in the corner. She is concentrating so hard she barely notices people looking over her shoulder.

“Wow,” she says to her brush, “I am loving this!”

And so is curator Patrick Stillman as he moves between artists and guests. “I’m super excited!”

“Strip” is the latest from the relatively new kid on the ad hoc up and coming arts district block that has sprung up on 30th below University Avenue: The Studio Door.

The show is a fantastic spread of single frame comics and…

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ComicCon and Sexism: The Fate of Jellyfish

On Art and Culture, Showings June 29, 2015

Jellyfish

This is a Super-Selfie piece about a particular type of heartache: the shame and self-loathing that comes with having put up with too much for too long, a poor investment in a shift that would have never come, and never will.

This piece actually transitioned me from one state of mind to another, from victim to warrior… pain filed under lesson, emergence of a more informed self, the inevitable strengthening from what didn’t kill me.  I found this Selfie-Superheroine buried inside me and dusted her off.  Together we decided to leave it all behind and explore the world together.

Apparently Jellyfish are an epidemic!  Because the piece struck a chord and is being shown in both San Diego and San Francisco in the following two shows:

Sexism: A Touchy Subject, 2015   Arc Gallery, San Francisco

STRIP: Caricatures, Satire and The Funnies, 2015   The Studio Door, San Diego

This Friday night’s opening in San Diego corresponds with ComicCon, and I can’t wait to meet the other artists and comics enthusiasts.  And I will get to see some dear friends!

In San Francisco the climate will be very different, having been juried by the South Bay Area Women’s Caucus for Art.  What an honor!

I am completely humbled to have been selected by judges who represent such a broad spectrum of human interests!