Summer Lovin’!

CymbaPortfolio  Yep!  It’s officially summertime in Chicago.  The temperatures are hot and the artwork around town is even HOTTER!

Each year from Memorial Day to Labor Day St. Charles, Illinois’ Downtown Partnership hosts Art Around the Corner.  This is a fabulous opportunity for artists to partner with local businesses to showcase and sell their artwork around town.

I am so fortunate to have my work featured at The Wine Exchange, 1 W. Illinois Street (at the Fox River in Fox Island Square), St. Charles, IL.

The Wine Exchange is open Wednesday-Saturday and I am usually there on Friday evenings to meet and greet people who come on by.

For more information you can visit HERE.

This painting is titled Cymba and it was purchased last week at the wine shop.  The new owners of the artwork, along with bystanders, were sharing the various dialogs they felt were happening in the painting and I was thrilled to hear their take on the composition!

Untitled….for now.



June 3, 2011…Well, it’s a good thing it’s finished and named!  I am calling this QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT which is a terminology that a group of scientists including Albert Einstein initially wrote about.  An old friend of mine mentioned this phrase to me in an email just a short while ago and I started reading about it.  I believe flowers are all connected based on their genus.  We cannot control how far the same seeds will spread in our world.

This work is being included in the NAAC (Northwest Area Arts Council) Member Show which opens tonight at the Dole Mansion at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Drive, Crystal Lake, Illinois.  If you have never seen this show, you really must try.  There are a lot of members of this group and we are each allowed a piece to be included.  It should be a great big show and I’m very excited about being included.

The opening reception is tonight from 5-7:30pm and features appetizers, live music, and cocktails.  I’ll be there and hope you will too!  

Finished?!?!?!  As artists are we ever REALLY finished with a piece of artwork???  This image has adorned my wall as a resource for inspiration for years and my mind since September.  If Mother Nature won’t concede to Spring I shall create my own world!

This is one of my favorite compositions.  With the juxtaposition of the two blossoms…I’m not sure what they represent???