Painting and art creation began as a creative practice, and they are the cake and icing of my life. The tricky part, as everyone knows, is the "going to work" part, getting beyond being in touch with my inner child, and cultivating business practices and disciplines, the Yin and Yang. Personally, I think it's grand to have that push-me-pull-you kind of life. The creativity ebbs and flows and the reality of doing business and living artfully come equally into play.
Living artfully is learning the skills to play the game, to gracefully move from painting and creating to chauffeuring kids, to doing bookkeeping, cataloging and marketing, to calling a client or a colleague for a meeting and showing up to support artists and galleries at an opening. It is lovingly making dinner and taking it to someone. It is sitting patiently and waiting.
The Yin Yang impressionist oil painting is part of an exhibit opening on May 19 at Dutton Goldfield Winery.
Dutton Goldfield Winery
May 19 - July 18, 2016
The Landscape Show
Artist Reception: Sunday, May 22, 1 - 3 pm
3100 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Open daily 10 am - 4:30 pm
Luminous Color Explorations