Happy New Year! 2023 is here and I’m off and running (literally and figuratively).
Good things happened in 2022. Thank you so much for your support during the last year. Thank you for reading my writing, following me on Facebook and Instagram, sending me kind messages, buying my work, and sharing my work with your friends and family… all of it helps keep me motivated and supports my artistic practice. Here are some of the things your support made possible in 2022:
I received a NC Arts Council Support Grant to study encaustic painting. I finally got to use this mysterious medium I’d wanted to try for years.
UNC School of the Arts offered me a visiting professor position for the 2022-2023 school year, and I’ve been having a blast teaching in the School of Film.
I exhibited at Charlotte Russell Contemporary Gallery in Raleigh, NC.
My work was featured on New South Finds.
My work was featured in Forsyth Woman.
I finally made the leap back into figuration that I’d been thinking about for so long, and am developing a new body of work combining people and abstraction.
I had a chance to travel back to France to hike and spend time with my family there last summer – the first time since Covid.
I successfully ran my first trail marathon at Pilot Mountain, NC. (I’m now training for this year’s race coming in February.)
I took my son on his first backpacking trip in the Greyson Highlands and the Appalachian Trail. There may have been a few tears, but he is hooked and we’ve been back out there again.
Thank you for helping make all of this possible! 2023 is going to be a great year.