Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Well, we have returned from our very exciting road trip to St. Louis & Charleston. We had a great time!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I am so excited about participating in this show!
PRESS: WOMEN PAINTING WOMEN
Cover of Art Magazine
Women Painting Women
Group Invitational at Robert Lange Studios
November 5 Opening
“This is our most ambitious show to date,” says gallery owner Megan Lange of the galleries upcoming “Women Painting Women” group invitational. Robert Lange Studios will be bringing together forty female painters from around the globe, with an opening reception on Friday, November 5 from 5:30-8:30PM at the 2 Queen Street location during the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s (CFADA) Fine Art Weekend.
The female form is one of the most painted subject matters of all time. Works like Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Whistler’s Mother, Mona Lisa, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Madame X, are all considered among the most recognized paintings in history, and were all created by men.
The November exhibit at RLS, featuring a variety of paintings depicting the female form, displays a shift in notoriety towards contemporary women painters. Starting in 1707, this historic shift began in the United Sates when Henrietta Johnston began to work as a portrait artist in Charles Town (now Charleston), South Carolina, making her the first known professional woman artist in America.
“Few people outside of the art world can name female painters, with the exception of perhaps Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, and even fewer can name a painting of a woman created by a woman,” says Lange. “However, there is a sensitivity to the female form that perhaps a woman can only truly understand.”
The artists chosen for this show are the ones that refuse to play it safe. Those who don't adhere to traditional painting standards and are creating truly unique works include:
Linda Tracey Brandon
Karen Ann Myers
Sadie J Valeri
Each painter has created one or two original works for the show. Ali Cavanaugh's striking frescos show a woman with striped socks on her arms. Her face is hidden, presumably because of her shyness. Mia Bergeron provides impressionist portraits that pack a lot of emotion into their small frames.
Another example, Swedish painter Sanna Tomac’s “Invisible Bond” is a 35" x 25" work in oil and depicts a woman wearing a shall with a swan and a tiny fox tucked within it’s safety. This is symbolic of a woman’s nurturing nature.
The group show is part of the CFADA Fine Art weekend, with events including exhibits on Friday, plein air demonstrations in Washington Park during the day on Saturday with the Charleston Art Auction to follow Saturday night. Many of the artists will be painting in the park for charity on Saturday.
CFADA is a non-profit organization and the Fine Art Weekend is designed to raise money for art programs for local schools. For eleven years the organization has been donating money and this year CFADA’s goal is to hit $200,000 in cumulative donations.
Digital images are available upon request. Contact Megan Lange at (843) 805-8052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Shane and I were invited to participate in OVAC's 12x12 show. This is my painting, "Prosperity" it is a 12x12 inch oil painting on birch panel. Shane is almost done with his, so I will post it soon. SOLD
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Shane has been working on a portrait of his brother Chris, and his wife Erina in their wedding garb. He has a bit more painting to do on the kimono, then he will be finished. He had a photo shoot for a new painting. I will post pictures soon!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Shane and I have been getting ready for our show in Ardmore at Studio 107. We are really excited! He is building frames and I am trying to get this painting finished, but it is raining here in Enid and my white paint is refusing to dry! Shane is working on a charcoal drawing, I will post that soon.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I started working on this portrait last week. I am really enjoying the high key palette. I am excited about the new direction in my work. I am working on a series of portraits (double and single) that deal with the dream/surreal world. I will post pictures soon! Here is this for now...
Friday, March 12, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Here is "Whimsy" so far...