Family Service and Guidance Center Art Collaboration

My art piece for the new Child and Family Academy wing of the Family Service and Guidance Center went on display last Tuesday, April 15.

This colossal piece (7′ x 4′) combined original artwork from the art sessions I led with children and staff of FSGC, with my own artwork. It came together as a plexiglass collage with the center’s logo projecting off of the surface of the piece. Surrounding the painting are the donor panels honoring the supporters of the center.

Special thanks goes out to Josh Pattie. His framing, installation skills, and access to his brother-in-law’s truck were invaluable in the process!

An Art Collaboration

I am in the process of creating a colossal 8′ by 4′ piece of artwork to hang in the waiting room of the Family Service and Guidance Center’s new Child & Family Academy building.

This piece of artwork will be comprised of over 35 smaller plexiglass paintings created by myself and some of the children and associates of the center. The process began with a painting session for the children where I taught them my painting style. That night was so successful, we decided to do another class for Family Service and Guidance Center staff members to paint over their lunch break.

After all of the plexiglass panels had been created, I starting working with Josh Pattie to assemble the painting. And with Mike at Creative Signs on the donor panels that will be surrounding the artwork.

Want to check it out? Stop by the ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 16th starting at 4pm to celebrate the opening of the new facility and get a first look at my largest piece of art to date!

Another Commission Done!

Brandon and I drove to Kansas City on Sunday to deliver my most recent commission piece, a 3-panel acrylic on plexiglass painting with bright waves of color.

The new owners plan on hanging it in their living room with vaulted ceilings and tons of natural light. The panels will go in a series of 3 windows that are above a giant picture window, overlooking their couch. This is going to allow a soft, Northern light to shine through the paintings during the daytime hours.

The painting will be in good company, because their house is full of colorful pieces of original artwork!

Click here to see more photos of this piece.

Let’s Take it Outside

I dropped these paintings (Yellow Flower and Blue Flowers) off to their new owners in Overland Park a couple of weekends ago. They kindly sent photos of the  paintings hanging above their patio. You can see a few other photos in the Commission Gallery.
I really love the way that the light shimmers off of the surfaces of the paintings – you can see it better in the close-up shots.

In the Studio – 8.27.2007

It was a rough week, visiting my grandmother for the last time then attending her visitation and funeral. Needless to say, I spent more time than usual in the studio, painting and thinking.
I finished a new commission piece, Blue Flowers. I also spent some time working on a piece full of pink roses. It’s the piece I painted after I got back from my grandmother’s funeral on Friday. The size is somewhat odd, like 30" wide by 6" tall . . . but it will be perfect for the space that’s between the top of the doorway and the ceiling! I’m calling it Flowers for Alice. I’ll post a photo when I get a chance to shoot a good one.