I'm starting to zero in on my June show at Gallery 114 in Portland. I say "my" but really it's Joan McGuire's solo show. She's a painter/illustrator/graphic artist and has kindly invited me to participate. My small, mixed-media works on paper will be shown in a pop-up room within the larger gallery room where her large, graphic paintings will be exhibited. (I'll post more on Joan's new work in late May or early June.)
So... my "in-progress" pieces are now scattered about my studio (read "house"), creating much visual chaos in three rooms (really!). An antedote, below -- gifts from the sea, gleaned from the beach following a storm, and now in their own, orderly "exhibit".
1908 leather/wood printing stamp (on box)
And no, I don't know what kind of seeds/nuts they are but they're not walnuts because they're virtually round.
Which brings me to Sophie Munns, who is an artist-in-residence at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and whose show, "Homage to the Seed", has just opened. If you haven't yet discovered Sophie's work you must hurry over to her blogs (yes, two of them-- here and here). She's a terrific writer and a prolific artist, and she's extremely generous with information about her work and process. (Plus, her comment sections always have lively conversations going on.) All and all, her blogs make for very good reads.
It was a lovely weekend in Portlandia. So nice to be outside without a jacket! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. Oh -- and check back soon as I'll be posting about a wonderful Portland artist whose work has brought me much happiness. Cheers!