This year's show came and went quickly. We had more Thompson art teachers join us for our show at the Carnegie Creative Center, and ended up with quite a diverse and eclectic collection. Was proud again to display my work alongside such talented artists.
Each year, The City of Loveland releases a series of fiberglass heart sculptures that are painted by local artists and displayed around the community. I had the honor of painting one of these for our school during the spring and summer months of 2019. The goal was to create a sort of narrative that would encompass what the school represents. Not only as a place of growth through learning, but more importantly as a place of community and fellowship.
This year my artistic endeavors have been predominately focused on painting a Loveland Heart Sculpture (more on that later). I have also been working on a series of hanging planters. The largest was a commission, and is a little more of a "portrait" style pot.
These recently completed pieces, along with a few others, will be on display at the Carnegie Center for Creativity from Jan 2-12, 2019. This is a collaborative show with several artistically enthusiastic art teachers (past and present) from the Northern Colorado region. The Carnegie Center is located at 200 Mathews Street and is open from noon until 6:00. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is always free and a reception will be held Friday evening, January 4 from 6:00PM until 9:00 PM in conjunction with the Fort Collins, First Friday Gallery Walk. Come see some of the amazing work local art teachers are creating!
Here is a link with more info: https://www.fcgov.com/creativecenter/
A few projects that have been ongoing since spring of 2018. All are in the finishing stages with minor tweaks still being made.
Plein Air Clayscapes: I have taken small clay slabs with on our recent trips to the mountains. It's been quite liberating to work in clay out in the field. Each piece has a built in hanging mechanism. *There is a third in preliminary stages*
A return to a personal favorite. Prominent on the Loveland horizon, it is a constant source of inspiration.
This piece was made as a donation to Artworks Loveland's "Square Foot Fundraiser". Local artists participate by donating a 1 square foot piece with the proceeds from sales going to the foundation. Although it didn't sell, it was an honor to have my work displayed alongside the artists that participated. Got the nod for Peoples Choice as well!
The piece is earthenware (terracotta) and is 11 x 11.5 x 1 inches.
A tribute to the historic Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Until recently, the name had remained unchanged since 1883. Tragically, many Yosemite treasures have been renamed because of a petty trademark battle. The hotel is now known as the Big Trees Lodge... Hopefully victory will be had, and the rightful name will be reinstated!
Complete! This one was a long time coming, and I'm glad it's wrapped up. It is 10 x 13 x 1 inches.
Black underglaze layer. Each piece is a process!
Green. Not yet fired.
A recently commissioned piece that was finished up in early February 2017. It consists of three 8.5 x 11.5 inch slabs depicting Lake Granby, CO. The prominent peak in the background is locally known for resembling Abraham Lincoln's profile on the penny.