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Art in Action, May 2011

Art in Action was a 2-day event hosted by Mack’s Apples in Londonderry, NH. Twenty-six local artists set up booths to exhibit, sell, and create their fine art. I had 25 pieces of original artwork on display, featuring a selection of floral, seascape, and landscape paintings. Like most of my work, these pieces were all inspired by nature and my traveling experiences.

On the first day, I began a new oil painting. The subject – a vibrant heliconia that I photographed during a visit to the Butterfly Conservatory in Ontario Canada. Several visitors stopped by to watch the process as I created the artwork. I talked to the guests as I worked, answering their questions and sharing more about the history of some of my paintings.

A number of people commented on the warm, tropical feelings evoked by my artwork. Others said the paintings reminded them of sunny Caribbean vacations. I also received several compliments on the bold and vivid colors seen in most of the artwork exhibited. I had a wonderful time talking with everyone throughout the weekend and enjoyed the opportunity to share my passions.

The weekend was quite exciting! I thought that the open studio concept was an invigorating experience. The atmosphere was filled with creativity, energy and joy as the artists shared techniques and tips with each other while creating their own artwork. The artwork that I created during the event is entitled “Tropical Beauty – Red and Green Heliconia” and it is now available through White Pines Gallery.

Another intriguing highlight from the Art in Action show that I can’t leave out is this creative performance by a few of the students at Londonderry High School. The human statues did a terrific job drawing even more attention to the event and really contributed to the creative atmosphere!

May 23, 2011 at 1:42 am | Art Events | No comment

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