This painting was a bit of an exercise in restraint for me. I usually do a lot more layering and marking than in this one, but I really liked the strong contrast between the warm and cool colors. I looked at it for a long time trying to determine what was needed, and it finally told me it was ready to call done.
“Who has not felt at some point amazed at being confined to just one small life, which somehow happens to be one’s own?”
This morning Facebook reminded me that I posted the above quote on my timeline exactly seven years ago today. In light of everything that’s happened since then, I still think these words sum up how I feel about life. Some things have happened in the last few months that have sucked all the air out of the room and made it difficult to feel like working on art is an important use of one’s precious time, but I’ve been doing it all the same and trying not to feel too guilty about it. I’ll post my new work here as I get it photographed.
I’ll start with the bad news: As Denver locals are aware, Point Gallery closed at the end of October. This was a very sad thing for me, not only because I was represented there, but because I loved the gallery and all the other fantastic work that was shown there. It was a beautiful space, and I was very fortunate to have shown in it and to have sold some works there – the last being Continuity of Intent (above). But to everything there is a season, so they say, and now life must go on.
As they also say, when one door closes, another one opens. So for the good news, I’m excited to say that I’m now being represented by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Philadelphia. Many thanks to my good friend Lisa Call for the referral, and to Bluestone owner Pam Regan for taking me on.
So-Called Vital Activity, 24 x 24 inches, acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams
available at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery
As 2016 winds to a close – where does the time go! – I want to thank everyone who has stuck with me through the years. While I haven’t been posting a lot here in the last couple of months, I have been busy making lots of new work. I have several new paintings in the works, and I’m also feeling inspired to try some totally new experimental things. I will be posting some of it in the coming days, so I hope you’ll stop back now and then to see what I’m up to. In the meantime, I do post lots of work-in-progress photos on Instagram and Facebook, and I hope you’ll follow me there if you’re interested.