Tuesday, June 1st, I helped install my newest art exhibit. This time, I had tropical themed paintings including two brand new ones of beachscapes, which also included flowers. So I’m calling it my tropical flowers exhibit, creative I know… hah.
This venue is new for me. It’s in Evansville, Indiana and being held at Red Bank Library on the west side of Evansville. I was asked to exhibit there by a friend, Janice. She’s in charge of contacting artists to exhibit in all of the Evansville public libraries and hanging the work. I met her through the Watercolor Society, so you never know where opportunities will come from. Janice is an artist herself, so I was honored to be asked.
Ever since Covid, art shows have been few and far between. So I’ve been taking any opportunity to exhibit that’s offered to me. But I’m really excited to be branching out into Evansville and Red Bank Library is a really nice library in a good location. I have shown in Evansville before but it’s been years and you just never know who’s going to walk into the library and see my work and think to themselves “I’ve got to have it!”.
Now that I think about it, I actually have exhibited in Evansville quite a lot and recently too. Funny how quickly I forget. Less than a year ago I had the Philharmonic art exhibit and also I painted with friends at a pizza place in Evansville last summer. Hah, my memory is going fast.
After about an hour of helping Janice hang my exhibit, she was gracious enough to photograph me with my paintings in front of the tropical flowers exhibit. Not my best photo, but I’m always happy to have a photo of me with my work outside of my studio where I take my own awkward studio shots.
I recently had my hair cut and with this rain and humidity it is so curly! Too curly. It has shrank up by several inches and I hate it. As my girlfriends can attest, I complain about it all of the time. Ah vanity. What can we do?
Back to the tropical flowers exhibit…
It’s been a good practice for me I’ve found to have these self imposed deadlines. I get these exhibit dates and then tell myself I’m going to create a new collection (as with the Spring collection I did for April) and now with the beachscapes. Yes, I have paintings in my inventory that are perfectly fine to exhibit, but by creating my own work plan it’s helping with structure. I tend to get sidetracked and then before I know it, weeks have gone by and I’ve not painted. Especially this time of year when my gardens are screaming for my attention.
Speaking of my gardens, I’ve not shared any recent news or photos lately so expect a garden post soon.
If you’re in the area and would like to see my exhibit, it’s up until August 31st. All the paintings are for sale and if I sell one (or hopefully more!) then I’ll just replace the sold painting so the new owner can have it right away. Here’s a link to the library for directions.
Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page under the additional links menu. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is mystery and telling mystical stories.
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