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.
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!
This collection is my very first foray into oils, both practice and passion. They are portraits of a vintage underbelly: originators, envelope-pushers, society’s fringe… fearless entertainers pressing against the boundaries of society’s puritanical views.
I’m having a tough time staying present because Thursday I’m off to Santa Fe and Taos with my Mom. It is her maiden voyage and I have faith in that she will be completely overtaken in splendor.
My first item of business is a prickly-pear margarita at The Shed, the magenta-colored one I’ve been thinking about since my last trip in 2013. And the stuffed tempura-fried squash blossoms at La Fonda.
And then… nothing but good art! I have a pile of artists’ cards from last time and I’m really excited to see some again. And there are new artists I’ve discovered through social media… and a whole week to adventure without commitments!
I had a great time at the opening of “Field of Vision” and the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen last Thursday. A great big thank-you to my friends and family who came to support me and my work, and to the curator, Angie Callen, for including me in a selection of very diverse and talented artists of all media. Thank you to the Board of Directors for your esteemed dedication to the Arts.
I met some really wonderful people and reconnected with a few familiar faces. It’s so lovely to show in Aspen, the town where I spent half my youth.
I have eleven pieces in the show, all images from the summer of 2013 in the Basalt Community Garden. There, at dawn’s break, is where I formed a relationship with the life cycle of the flower and its beautiful ebb and flow of three seasons.
Here I am with ex-Aspen Sheriff Bob Braudis.
The new Aspen Sheriff, Joe DiSalvo, is no stuffed shirt either.
My brother, Seth Berley, with his squeeze, Erika.
Catching up with Stascha and Stefan Kaelin, lifelong friends of Dad.
My Mom was in town for the celebration.
Curator Angie Callen is awesome.