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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Solo Exhibit: Travel the World in Transparent Media

I will be exhibiting my watercolor and fluid acrylic paintings plus my fused glass art at the Columbia Art Center in the Main Gallery.  The exhibition opens February 7th, with the Opening reception on Saturday February 9th from 3 - 5pm.  I will be giving an artist's talk at the reception to describe the connections between my water media paintings and my fused glass.

The connections between my paintings and glass are the subject of a small book I created for this exhibit.  It's called Travel the World in Transparent Media. It also discusses stories and inspiration behind many of the paintings. A few copies of the book will be available at the Columbia Art Center.  If they run out the art center staff can add you to a waiting list to obtain a copy from the next printing.

Most of the paintings in this exhibition will be on display for the first time.  I think you'll find viewing them live, rather than through my blog adds a new clarity and dimension to the art. 

You can retrieve directions to the Columbia Art Center, in Columbia, Maryland by clicking here.  It is easiest to access the art center from Cloudleap Court rather than Foreland Garth.

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  1. April, that's all so exciting! The painting is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had more superlative words to use, it's just so beautifully painted and the subject is very moving. I love how you achieve that transparency to your work, but the colors maintain their vibrancy and excitement. I wish I could attend the exhibition!

    1. I've been so impressed by your quick progress in the art world. Having a space to show your art is wonderful. Maybe someday we will have an opportunity to meet.

      I'm so happy with the timing of this exhibit, which I applied for nearly 2 years ago. Had it happened before I started doing art full time I don't know how I would have handled it.

      I'm glad you like Wash Day. It is one of my favorite paintings. When I painted it I kept a painting of one of my favorite artist's by my side to remind me to simplify, keep the essence, and maintain the high contrast between dark and light using vibrant colors. I find keeping visuals in my studio really keep me focused on what I want to accomplish. I'm really glad to hear to liked it.

    2. Regarding the subject of this painting, I wanted to share this image since we take so much for granted here in the U.S. I have witnessed this scene of women doing their wash at the edge of a lake a few times now. I suspect this water is also their drinking water and in some places where their sewage is dumped. The good news is that the women generally appear to be having a wonderful time with their friends. A strong sense of camaraderie exists. This scene also reminds us of all that we have with the luxury of machines where we can wash our clothes and purification systems that cleans the water before it returns to our water supply.

  2. What an awesome subject , a really great scene, and congratulations on the exhibition !


I look forward to hearing from you. - April

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