It's the last day of 2010! How ever did New Years Eve arrive so quickly? The past few months have flown by with a quick blink of an eye ..... and so without further ado, posted below are some photos with snippets to share some of what has been keeping me so busy.
October 1st was a great success at my two-person exhibition opening with Laura Shubert at Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. My series "Earthshine" was well received and I want to thank everyone for their support! Here I am with Laura and the gallery owner, Hillary Tuttle.
Special thanks to the Liotta family for being such incredible patrons and supporters of my work! I really enjoy getting to know my collectors!
I was very fortunate to have my friends and family with me for this event. We were able to stay at a friend's beach house (thank you, Rodney and Michi!) and also had the pleasure of dining with clients and collectors after the show. Thank you all for helping to celebrate and special thanks to Stellers Gallery for always treating me like a celebrity! It didn't hurt that Wolf Gang Puck's best friend made a feast for all of us! What luxury!
Two weeks later it was off to Savannah, Georgia to celebrate at the opening of my group exhibition. I had several pieces that were selected for this event. This exhibition filled the mansion and was curated by art consultant Cindy Szczecinski. Thanks, Cindy, for introducing my work to your Savannah clientele!
I was fortunate to have several of my friends and collectors in Savannah attend the opening event. We even tried out our face-time with our iPhones to share the event with those that couldn't make it. Thank you, Victor Pisano for always being such a great, wise friend to me and fellow artisan!
Taking time to read a journal at one of the Savannah restaurants. And below is the view from our room of the river. I love Savannah. Always. Every time. If you've never been, GO! You won't be sorry!
Visiting my parents while they were docked in St. Mary's, GA was a nice side-trip. This photo above is of my dear friend, Laura with my Mum. (I think Laura now has crew privileges aboard the sailboat. Thanks, Laura for being such a great friend to me!)
My parents always try to make it to all of my shows. As long as they can sail in for it! :) Thank you mum and papa for absolutely all your love and support!
During the same time as the Savannah show, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM also had a group exhibition including some of my most recent works. Thank you, Nancy for another wonderful year. I can't wait for our next show!
Right after that, West Elm, in Jacksonville, FL featured my work exclusively for a special event they held on October 28th. It's an honor to be celebrated and recognized for my work! Thank you, West Elm!
In the beginning of November, I was commissioned to create three five by ten foot paintings for the lobby of the McClean Hilton in Washington, D.C. I worked non-stop to make this happen before Christmas. I'm very proud of these pieces which I finally completed on December 20th. Thank you, to one of my biggest fans/friends/designers for making this happen! This is a wide-angle shot of all three in my studio before being picked up for shipping. Thank you, Robert Hill for all of your great photography of my work!
And last, but not least, my work was selected by Cindy Davis of Luxury Lifestyles Design for the Callanwolde Christmas Showhouse. Twelve of my recent paintings were installed in the Master Suite and I'm pleased that they were so well received! Thank you, Cindy!
And thanks to all of you for your continued support! I have a lot of exciting things planned for 2011 and am very much looking forward to sharing all of it with you throughout the new year!I hope this belated catch up post finds all of you well!
Wishing each and every one of you dear readers all the joy, grace, peace and prosperity you can possibly imagine into your lives for 2011.