After a long hiatus, I'm about to embark on a series of smaller works and will also pick up the mantle of the Girl Detective Paintings series. Since I last posted an update to this site, I moved my studio out of the Hubbard Street Lofts building where I had been a member of Fulton Street Collective, and into my home. I completed the first in the Girl Detective Paintings series, a 24"x36" oil painting entitled "Secrets in Old Clocks," of which there will soon be images on this site. Shortly thereafter, I opened a business called Resistor, which was a hybrid gallery, performance space, and teaching facility, and took a break from most creative pursuits. The business moved after less than a year (unfortunately lost the lease on the first space), and then permanently closed in January of 2018 after a few setbacks in funding/city ordinances. The business closing allowed me to once again focus on creative work, and I resettled into the the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. I now have a small home studio in which to work and will be embarking on a series of smaller pieces in graphite, charcoal, and acrylic paint--as well as beginning the next in the Girl Detective Paintings series--once I am more settled into the space, most likely in early spring 2019. Thank you to all of the many people who have supported my creative endeavors via visiting my studio shows, band performances, and while I ran my venue/business, including those who became my students (over 900 in a year and a half!). I look forward to working once again in visual art, and will update this site with new pieces as they are created. Much joy and thanks to you all. May we all continue to find creativity and hope in the world around us.
"My paintings and drawings commonly feature characters caught in moments—usually moments of contemplation or of suspended motion. Born on Halloween, I have always been drawn to the idea of becoming a character, and have often utilized self-portraiture as a way of changing costume, or changing into an altered or amplified version of myself." read more…
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