Opening Reception for Mixed Media Miniature XIX Group Art Show!

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.