Second Friday ArtWalk–My Abstract Landscapes at the Mix
Rearview and four other paintings from my Abstract Landscape Series are on view at The Mix https://www.mixartsupplies.com/, at the corner of Maine and Here is a link to see the gallery of Abstract Landscapes on my website: https://robinbrooksart.com/of-time-and-memory/ Stop in during open hours or on Friday evening, July 8th from 4-7 pm during the ArtWalk.
ArtVan’s 10 x 10 fundraiser continues at Frontier through July 30th
Each participating artist was given a word from the theme: Bridge, Messy, Emerge, Ignite to use as a creative spark. I interpreted my word “Emerge” by building up layers of imagery using my chosen medium of collage. The red leaf (acrylic paint over a real leaf) emerges from the cold of winter. Interestingly, the flowers (vintage wallpaper from the U.K.) emerge from their branches, and life emerges from the cracked egg shell. The vertical, diagonal, and curving lines all suggest various movements. Some of the elements such as the Zen tea tag and the sewing patterns may seem random, but they all emerged from my studio practice. And as each of us emerges from the worst of the pandemic, we can reflect on our new selves and our new world. Here is an article from the Portland Press Herald that gives an overview of the project: https://www.pressherald.com/2022/04/27/artists-new-and-old-unite-for-artvan-exhibit-in-brunswick/
Out and About along the Coast
You never know where you might spot an artist at work. In the summer, I take my pastels and watercolors with me on my outings. Spending time outdoors fuels me for the long winter months. I hope you are out and about, enjoying the many gifts of summer. I’d love to hear about the art you discover along your travels. And please be in touch if you’d like to arrange a studio visit. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy, and stay well!