Haven Gallery - 'Little Big III'

“What you are…"

3.5x5'' / watercolor, ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper / $100 /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This was the first finished piece of the series. I knew right away that I wanted to complete a small sketch I had done a couple years ago which had been inspired by a Hans Urs von Balthasar quote: "What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” I think of this sentiment often – I feel strongly that it applies to myself in my artistic endeavors. I realized from a young age that I had a talent for drawing and through the years, I have nurtured and facilitated it’s healthy growth. I strive to be ever-improving with a passion and dedication that is fueled by a sincere gratitude for this gift. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// To purchase, contact: info@havenartgallery.com

“Jazz Flora, Blue Fauna” 5x5'' / acrylic paint and colored pencil on toned cardstock / $150 //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// I had most certainly been swept away by a scene. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// To purchase, contact: info@havenartgallery.com

“Incandescent Night” 5x7'' / watercolor, ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper / $175 //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This piece is about remaining in motion in a peaceful, sleepy way. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// To purchase, contact: info@havenartgallery.com

“Still Here” 8x8'' / acrylic paint and colored pencil on watercolor paper / $200 //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// I don’t remember how young I was when I started to do this, but as a kid, I discovered that I could sort of psych myself out. I’d sit very still with my eyes fixed on one place and repeat again and again in my head, "I’m here, I’m here, I’m here, I’m here…" Once I had achieved the right level of focus, I’d attain an ‘inner body experience’. It was freaky, but fun. The best way I can describe it is that for a moment, reality felt REALLY real. Now, as an adult, I feel as if I’ve become settled in to ‘being here’. Days don’t hold as many surprises as they used to and although I do my best to remain present – habits and routines have had plenty of time to solidify themselves. I wanted to create this piece as a playful reminder of the fact that each and every moment is a new moment. There is always enough of a reason to slow to a halt now and again in order to really feel one of them. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// To purchase, contact: info@havenartgallery.com

I am elated to have been asked to submit artwork to Haven Gallery’s third annual group show, ‘Little Big III’. Artists were asked to create works no larger than 8x8''.

I chose to employ alternating styles to the works, as this is my debut into Haven Gallery. Two pieces are watercolor and colored pencil, two are acrylic paint and colored pencil. I’ve discovered that the media I used has directly effected the mood of the piece they’re applied to.

More about Haven Gallery:

“Create. Enrich. Evolve.
Haven Gallery’s focus is on exhibiting emotionally, intellectually and imaginatively driven, representational artwork that connects the audience and artist with universal axioms and passions. We work with both emerging and established artists who transcend their medium and subjects by exploring the world around them as well as the one within themselves.”

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