Wrapping up 2017

I recently realized that the last few months of 2017 were so busy (in addition to currently being totally engrossed in my  most recent painting/new series), that I completely forgot to share some of the wonderfully artful happenings that concluded the last year!  Where to pick up?

I had such a fun night at the previous Pike People Street event in Capitol Hill that I held a second art pop-up event during the last evening of the summer series.  A quieter night  than the first event, but still a nice evening, with a few small sales and plenty of friendly conversations.


Art pop-up during the last evening of Pike People Street.


I was also commissioned by a dear friend to paint an original piece as a wedding gift for her brother and soon to be sister-in-law.  While I considered many subjects, I knew the piece needed to be a celebration of love.  My friend had shared with me the couple’s honeymoon plans/itinerary schedule to Europe, and one of the outings they had planned was a visit to  the Bois de Vincennes park in Paris for an afternoon of boating.  I was incredibly drawn to the idea of a romantic scene of a couple in love enjoying a beautiful afternoon on the water, as so “Afternoon on Lac de Saint-Mandé” was born.  The piece is now in its forever home in Arizona and I hope it brings the happy couple much joy for many years to come.


“Afternoon on Lac de Saint-Mandé”


I wrapped up 2017 with one more art event up on Capitol Hill, taking part in the Holiday Tiny Art Walk hosted by First Covenant Church.  The event was focused on small, affordable, hand-crafted works in time for holiday gifting.  Despite being sick, it was still a lovely evening and setting, with plenty of cider and lots of holiday cheer.  The event was even featured on Capitol Hill Seattle’s blog.  Two of the original pieces I had prepared for the event found new homes, so I couldn’t have been happier!


Holiday Tiny Art Walk (photo courtesy of Alex Capitol Hill Seattle)
Detail of my booth at the Holiday Tiny Art Walk (photo courtesy of Alex at Capitol Hill Seattle)
“Rising Sun” – Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches (Sold)
“Paris Lights” – acrylic on canvas, 4 x 6 inches (sold)


Looking forward to checking back in with everyone soon, once I’ve finished my latest painting and the first piece of my upcoming “Abandoned Places” series!

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