The 2019 Spring Art Collection
May I confess something? Although I have been a professional artist for over fifteen years, I have never been formally trained. With a studio in a Schrodinger-flux of flooding, I finally had an opportunity to learn everything I could about Art. I explored everything: auctions, techniques, art history. I built a daily little Renaissance.
Now, with the benefit of hindsight, I can say I enjoy the Spring collection more than I do the Summer – in spite of the artistic growth. The collection you’re looking at has some of my favorite pieces and techniques. More specifically, these soft, feminine curves and colors seem to really define my style. Crystalline forms, natural organic shapes, and more daring subject matter make this collection edge out for me.
One thing that’s interesting to note about this collection is the eclectic mediums. I wanted to try everything out and “see what sticks”. Some mediums got more love than others, for example watercolors really hit hard. Others, like acrylics, left me cold – as they should – since they’re much harder! Next season I would really ramp up the acrylic production, though I don’t think the results are anywhere near as evocative as watercolors.
A whirlwind of acrylics, watercolors, inks and pencils later, I had a burgeoning gallery and a little art history to explore my work just like any other artist. That, I had never done before, by the way. Point in fact, it occurred to me it might be interesting to try to curate my work on a regular basis. And so here are some selected works in the eponymous 2019 Spring Collection.
- 2019 . Industrial Age . Chicago
- Watercolor Pencil