Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The meaning of creativity

Austin's Way 24 x 18" Oil


Painting is in many ways the thing that keeps me sane.

Life can be so hard at times. The simple matter of trying to pay the bills on time. Or come up with the money needed to produce a show and reception in order to sell work to make the money to pay for the materials needed to make the work.

My life has been a series of challenging events. From childhood abuse, to life in an orphanage, to putting myself through school for a career as a performer, to now working to build a reputation as a artist. None of life is easy. But it can be rewarding and joy filled.

Friday this week I open a new solo show of works based on my love of the Virginia Landscape. The works range from realistic to abstracted images in oil and oil pastels. Works are moderately priced and all works are available for purchase. There will be a "Meet the Artist" reception Friday evening form 6:30 til 9 pm at the show. Located at the Oswald Durant Center 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria Va 22314

Events like this where I get the chance to talk with the people who collect my work; to get to know them and let them know me, allow me to really celebrate what I paint, and why, and how.

Until next time

Create Beauty and fill the world with LOVE!