I’m excited to have my work up at the Koa Art Gallery! This is my third art show since moving to Hawaii. The show dates are: Thursday, October 17th – Saturday, December 17th, 2016. The title of my piece is Fieldsketching on Scuba, mixed media, 10 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches. I tinted a print of an underwater drawing I did in Fiji while diving from the Nai’a and augmented it with the following sketch note:
I sketched this fish during one dive. The original piece is on waterproof paper done in graphite. Neither it (the fish) nor I moved much during that 55 minutes. I filmed it with my Go Pro and included the process in my fieldsketching underwater video. They, the Common Lionfish, Pterois volitans (not native to Hawaii) can grow to 15 inches/38 centimeters in length.
The opening reception was Thursday, November 17th. and I met many of the artists and admired the work. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of every piece. Below are a few of my favorites, and a shot of the wall with my work and its neighbors. One artist I was thirlled to see, was someone who’s been a mentor and also happens to make the most charismatic ceramic characters on the planet, Esther Nowell. I fell in love with one of her pieces—a little hen on a tree stump. It jumped into my hands and I took it home. I get to smile at it every day at meal prep time. Thank you Esther!
This video showcases me drawing the lionfish and a bit more about the things I sketched while diving in 2010-11 in Fiji.