Studio Updates

July Studio Update

Have you ever considered commisioning a piece for your home or office Recently, I was asked to transform a bedroom door in a client's home into a large painting. Here's how it worked. We looked through my website and my client showed me the paintings she liked and what she liked about them. I learned about the colors and styles in my work that she is drawn to. We found a specific painting that she wanted me to use as a guide. That provided enough direction for me to begin.  My client Linda and I pose on the evening of the pickup....

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June Studio Update

Thanks to those of you who were able to come to the opening.What a great time!If you missed  the reception, there is still time to see the show.Stop by the Journey Center before July 11th.It is open from 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday.  1601 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404(707) 578-2121Here's to creativity! Warmly,Mandy

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Are you busy June 1st? May 2018 Studio Update

I have been painting like crazyand I have LOTS of new work for a solo show"Paying Attention to Possibilities"The show is at The Journey Center1601 4th Street, Santa Rosa and the opening reception isFriday, June 1st  5-7pm.  I'd love for you to stop by!.  Click here to see the poster to get more info. There will be raffle tickets for a print and I'm also showing some of my drawings. This quote by the poet Mary Oliver says it all.“Instructions for living a life.Pay attention.Be astonished. Tell about it.”Hope to see you next Friday!Warmly,Mandy  

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April Studio Updates You're Invited

"More Than a Surface Understanding" 36" x 36" on a wood panel This is the piece that was chosen for the show "Purely Abstract" at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts.  130 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448.   The Opening Reception is this Saturday, April 28 from 5-7pm.I'd love to see you there!  And while you're in Healdsburg, check out the fun new shopwhich is selling some of my paintings and drawings.  "Hopscotch Gift and Gallery" 126 Matheson St.Open from 10-6 pm Hope to see you this SaturdayApril 28th from 5-7pm!  I thought you might find it interestingto peek behind the scenes and see a few of the many stagesthat...

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New Work from the Studio, Feb. 2018

"Contours" 12" x 12"  I'd love to share some new work with you which I haven't even put on the website yet. Looking at these paintings from the past couple months, I am surprised at their sense of playfulness after last year's challenges. They are part of a new series I'm calling "What Is Revealed". Carousel 12" x 12"  In part, the name refers to the process I used in creating them. I began by creating lots of pattern and design and then painting over them so that only some remained.  After more layers were added and taken away, a painting emerged.In my improvisational process it is critical to look...

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