My show at Ayden Gallery just opened last Friday and I’m so happy with how things are going. It’s definitely a relief to be finished after many months of hard work. I gave myself the challenge of painting much larger than I normally prefer - many of the paintings are around 40in x 50in. I don’t have a clear photo yet, but the largest painting (75in x 51in) was done in the gallery the week of the opening. I think painting in the gallery on such a tight deadline was very beneficial as I’ve noticed an increase in my painting endurance since then. Doing such large paintings was quite fun and freeing since you can really do so much more with a big space! Part of the reason for going big was to push my work into more of a New Contemporary vein, but I can’t say how successful this was. I’m not objective enough towards my work to see it as anything but my playground and so I will just have to leave it up to others to decide.
Anyways, there are also some amazing supporting artists in the show! Ayden Gallery is such a large space that it is near impossible to fill it oneself, so I got the chance to ask some of my favorite artists and friends to participate. Cherry Rae Thompson, Edith Lebeau, Laura Bifano, Lani Imre, Dwam Ipomee, Catherine Cant, and Carla Dearman are the contributing artists. You’ll notice that they are all women. This is awesome.