In talking recently with a friend we mentioned how many artists there are in Birmingham that we don’t know. At that point I set out to find new artists in our area. Through the beauty of the hashtag I searched & found #birminghamart….lots of it! I really never jumped on board w/ the whole hashtag thing & realized how important it is in connecting people. I found the 30x30x30 project on Instagram through searching Birmingham art. I contacted them & asked if I could be a part of their show/ mission. They graciously said “yes!” & so the process began. They provided me with 30 wood panels to create whatever I wanted. It was very freeing to have the material, size & quantity already decided for me…all I had to do was paint! The purpose of the 30x30x30 project was exactly what I was looking for…a way to connect with new people, get out of my comfort zone a bit & raise scholarship money for a Woodlawn High School senior pursuing a degree in a creative field. The show will be Nov 7 & 8 at 2threefive Motion Picture Studio in Woodlawn. Below is a picture of my first layer of paint & the next is the finished product.

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Hi Friends! Minted & Domino Magazine partnered for an art design challenge. You can click on the images below to see my entries. I entered four paintings into the contest & you can VOTE for any or all of my paintings & I would be so grateful!! Please share with your art loving friends as well! The winners will be featured on both sites (which would be AMAZING!). Thanks for supporting me!

 

art prints - Black & White
art prints - Black & White

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art prints – Gold

This past weekend I participated in the Piedmont Park Art festival in Atlanta. Here are a few new paintings I finished recently. They are all 30×30 acrylic was on gallery wrap canvas. Contact me for pricing, chillartwork@gmail.com

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{the last canvas sold}

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It is always such a pleasure for a past customer to stop by & want to share how they framed their paintings or where they ended up hanging their paintings they purchased from me. Here are a few examples:

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I am having fun exploring new colors, sizes & mediums this summer. The colors outside are really inspiring my color palette- I can’t help but use all the beautiful colors I see! I am also preparing for a new show in Atlanta in August, Piedmont Park Art Festival.

I snapped some quick pictures of new small paintings. {Disclaimer: I am very jealous of artists who take awesome pics for their blogs. It makes them look very fancy & professional. But I’m posting terrible pics anyways—cheers & applaud!}

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Here are a few pictures of what has kept me busy this fall.

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This series is still for sale. It is a new size I’ve been working on, 6×11 inches on matte board.

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This is a commission series for a customer in my hometown, Meridian, Mississippi. She wanted a series of 3 or 4 paintings to go above her bed. I painted several sets for her to choose from (they are laying on her duvet).

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This series was an interior designer job. I did a series with this color palette this past summer…their client liked that series so I painted a similar set for them.
This is another interior design job. The colors are a citron greenish gold, suede, champagne taupe & I added some metallic pearl. The fabrics for this job are gorgeous. I hope to see the room when it’s complete.

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My holiday show schedule:
December 1- Various artists at the home of Debra Porter, Meridian, Mississippi. 1-4 pm. Email me for directions.

December 6- Homewood Creatives, 5-9
December 7- Homewood Creatives, 10-4 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Homewood, Alabama

December 5-19 Mountian Brook Art Association Holiday Show at Brookwood Mall (in the old Gus Mayer space) 10am-8pm daily

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