Friday, May 13, 2011

One Door Closes another One Opens

It has been 1 1/2 years but seems like just yesterday Sharon Crute and I opened VoilART! Gallery in Historic Downtown Ocala. We have had a great ride (pun intended)....met lots of wonderful people and have learned a lot. But, life is constantly changing and we are both looking forward to new ventures.

Sharon is leaving the gallery at the end of May to pursue a number of exciting things developing in her professional career. Trips to Lexington and Saratoga to exhibit her Dynamic Equine Paintings are just a couple of the head-spinning adventures she has already booked.

As for me, I plan to continue with the gallery. I will be open June 3 for Ocala's First Friday Art Walk then closed for the rest of the month. The Grande "New" Opening will be announced.

I consider myself fortunate to have shared VoilART! Gallery with Sharon Crute, a consumate artist and wonderful friend. I will miss her greatly!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Beginnings

The last several months have been extremely busy for me. My show at Thornebrook Village Fine Art Gallery opened February 4 and then I was off to the Vero Beach Plein Air Invitational. The Wekiva Springs Plein Air Invitational came up fast and I was in the woods painting March 6 - 12 then to EPCOT 24 - 26 to paint during the Flower And Garden Festival. April got even busier with the Gainesville Spring Arts Festival April 9 - 10, Evinston Plein Air Invitational 11 - 16 and Ft. Pierce "Souvenirs of Downtown" Plein Air Invitational 20 - 22.

In additional to the above I also taught two 4-class series at my gallery in historic downtown Ocala.

I have enjoyed all of these shows, paint outs and classes but am happy to slow down now that summer is here. I have a couple of exciting things in the fire I will be telling you about as they develope, but I won't be working at such a hectic pace.