This past winter I had the strangest transition
from full time artist
to full time substitute high school art teacher.
This almost killed me :)
and ZERO painting for months.
I didn't realize this would end up being a major creative incubator
In part, it was the abrupt shift from
controlled studio isolation
to the hum of hundreds of voices, rap music, and vending machines
and the constant steady stream of questions.
questions about art ...
questions about being from the South
That put these sandwich paintings into motion.
Southern traditions ...
especially food traditions.
The entire world has food traditions,
and while not strictly Southern
finger sandwiches are a big part of my memories growing up in the South ...
my mother's luncheons and bridge club,
homemade egg salad
cucumber on white bread without the crusts
and of course, pimento cheese
needless to say, these food traditions give me the most delicious opportunity to do what I love with paint...
pile it on!
I'm thrilled to have these new paintings included in a group show at dk Gallery
"Junior League" 12" x 36"
The opening reception is this Friday night, September 6th, 5-9pm.
Please join me if you're in the Atlanta area ...
Click HERE for painting information
and HERE for Facebook info