COMMISSION PAINTINGS Summer 2013

It was nice to take a break from sculpture this summer to create some commission paintings for a home in Oak Tree. I customized these works to compliment the home by using subtle color and peaceful imagery. Here are 3 of the works completed. The clients have ordered a 4th piece that I will start in August.

The client wanted a piece after Van Gogh’s “Almond Blossom’s”, a “Fall Walk” (Christie Owen original painting), and an Oklahoma landscape. The landscape was painted from a photo that (BMX legend and good friend) Mat Hoffman took of his back yard. Even though my work tends to be abstract, I do enjoy creating custom pieces to suit a clients preferences; landscapes, animals, clouds, etc. It keeps me well rounded and advancing.

 


REVERIE AUG 2, 2013

July 25, 2013 / Inspiration, News, Sculpture, Shows /

My next show with FRINGE. I designed the postcards and decided to use absinthe inspired art. I will also be showing 6 new 6″ x 6″ wall sculptures and some pieces from my Nodo series.
The images below are just a preview of some of the work… There has to be some element of surprise for the show. I will post more images of the show and my work after the opening reception.

ARTIST STATEMENTS:

Dream States
6″ x 6″ Mixed Media Wall Sculptures
As we go along for the ride, our dreaming can take us through vivid narratives we barely remember. This series attempts to reflect the fragmented experiences and stages we are able to encounter asleep or awake.

Nodo Visio
When dreaming things are not what they seem and the impulsive and tangled visions encountered can leave us lost in beautiful and entertaining moments. Like a vision in my dream, this sculpture is a captivating remnant of interlaced occurences and random exploration.

Latin translation:
nodo = tangle/knot
visio = vision

Suitable for Sculpture / Indoor / Outdoor / Lighting
Custom Finishes Available

opening reception with the artists
PASEO 1st FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd, 2013 6 to 10PM
closing date
AUGUST 31st, 2013
exhibition location
AKA GALLERY • 3001 PASEO OKC, OK 73103
gallery hours + contact
WEDS – SAT 12 to 5 PM • 405-606-2522
more information
fringeokc.com • akagallery.net

From the frightening creatures that crawled from the floorboards to haunt our youthful slumber to our struggle to comprehend the symbolism behind the nocturnal chimeras of adulthood, our dreams inspire us, terrify us, comfort us, and provide an endless mental labyrinth of imagination and possibility. Even our daydreams provide us with respite and often result in increased creativity and innovative thought. With “Reverie”, the women of FRINGE bring to light the visions that were borne of the dark.

Juried group exhibition featuring art from:
Christie Hackler, Christie Owen, Angela Westerman, Lisa Jean Allswede,
Brandi Downham, Sarah Day Short, Krystle Brewer, Mary Ketch,
Brooke Rowlands, Debra Ashley & Vanessa Lango.


VITALITY Medical Spa Summer 2013

July 23, 2013 / Gallery, News, Shows /

I have over 20 of my original paintings on display at Vitality Medical Center this summer. Vitality is a brand new medical and cosmetic center in OKC. I recently enjoyed a derma-facial there and highly recommend a visit. Please come to Vitality’s Evening Reception Aug 8th 4 to 8 pm to see my work and check out what Vitality has to offer. MAP