Some Comments, Pics and Afterthoughts on My Solo Show

The E Word

I have touched with a sense of art some people – they felt the love and the life. Can you offer me anything to compare to that joy for an artist? — Mary Cassatt

It was such a great experience to spend so much of this year preparing for my first solo show, and then all too soon and before I felt ready, to have the work get hung, to party with friends old and new at the fantastic opening, to have more people stop by throughout the month to look at my body of work, and finally to reach the closing day with my artist talk, at which so many people I know well and really respect came to listen to me talk about my work. Actually, that was a little intimidating for someone who’s a bit of an introvert. 🙂

I am also so grateful to Kevin Kuhn and Sharon Kyle Kuhn, who run the Bay6 Gallery and Studios, for giving me this wonderful opportunity to show my work in such a great space! They are delightful folks, and I am so glad to have come to know them. They made the process of having this show so smooth and unscary.

I picked up my paintings yesterday, and am packaging up for delivery the ones that have received a new home. I also picked up the comments left in the guestbook, and thought I’d share some of those with you. I’ll leave off the names in case anyone is shy about having their name plastered on the web, but if you would like your name attached to your comment, just let me know, and I’ll add it. Finally, I received a few more photos of the show courtesy of fellow Austin painter, Marilyn Rea Nasky, which I will share here with you. Without further ado, here are some of the comments and photos:

Takes my imagination on a trip! Love it!

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Beautiful and so free!

Awesome!

Lovely stuff!

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Beautiful and so “e!”

Lurves it!

I love the duo “Frilly” and “Peeping Out…” especially.

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Mind-provokingly spiritual

Everything looks fantastic. Like your colors, of course!

Wonderful show!

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Fantastic!

Resounding color!

I can see your work evolving — it’s a fascinating journey to watch.

And now that my show is over, I plan to paint, paint, paint, and create a whole new body of work. I’ll keep you posted. Sooner than you may think! Stay tuned…

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