Category: Brevard County


I was a little hesitant when Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invited me to participate in their ‘What a Difference a Day Makes” 24 hour art challenge but I simply can not resist a good challenge.  Especially one that benefits a good cause.  24 artists were instructed to create an original work of art in a 24 hour period that was based on our selection of 3 out of 7 prompts that were revealed to us early in the morning of our assigned painting day.  A film crew visited us in our studio at some point during the day and captured us working on our creations.  For details about the challenge go to http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com    The works are to benefit Very Special Arts Brevard and info about that organization can be found at http://www.vsabrevard.org   Our day started at 6 am when we received our prompts and I painted well into the evening.  The result is “Choices” a 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas which incorporates the prompts “Just Passing Through”,  “Metamorphosis”,  and “Horizon Line” from a list that included “Shattered”, “Rare”, “Song in Action”, and “Flourish”  It is currently hanging at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery and I’m looking forward to the film premiere and gala reception on the 15th of this month.  I’d love to know what you think about this piece and the concept of the challenge.  Please leave me a comment.

Choices

Choices

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Altered Book – Update

I just finished my altered book project, pretty much just in time, and I think it turned out great!  I recycled some artwork from an old project, pulled out some beautifully colored old picture pages to save for a future project and cut the rest of the pages down.  I designed a new cover, colored it in watercolor pencil and titled my new book, “In the Octopus’s Garden”.  I hope you will consider joining me at the exhibition preview on Tuesday, March 6th at the Satellite Beach Library from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  The library is located at 751 Jamaica Blvd.

For further information, call Paula Steere (321) 917-3236.   The exhibit will be on display at the library from March 7th through March 31st during regular library hours.

Renew Exhibition - Altered Books

My book "In the Octopus's Garden"Renew Exhibition - Altered Books

I’m participating in an altered book project for the first time.  My plan is to recycle some artwork from a previous project and use it to create my book.  I also took pages I liked from the book and put them away to use in a future piece.  I spent the weekend at an art show where I was able to create the cover for my book.  It should be finished soon and displayed in the “Renew” exhibition at the Satellite Beach Library.

Renew Exhibition

Red pail

Beginner to intermediate watercolor classes start at the Cocoa Beach Library tomorrow, Thursday, Oct.13th at 10 am.  In addition to our usual 1/4 sheet paintings, I’m going to have students create 4″x6″ mini paintings.  The mini paintings will fill the drying time involved in the larger paintings.  They will be simple and give the students the opportunity to try various techniques on a smaller scale.  There are still a few spaces left.
Watercolor painting on paper

Bamboo Moon

 
 Be sure to stop by Art Gallery of Viera this Saturday night, August 13th, from 6-9 pm. for an island experience at our Tropical Daze art show’s opening reception.
My paintings, Bamboo Moon, seen at left, Bamboo, Man Over Board, and a framed (#1)  giclee print of Beach Baby are included among artwork by Art Gallery of Viera artists, as well as several guest artists.  There will be live steel drum music, live tropical birds, refreshments and more!  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy art that suits our Florida lifestyle.  Mediums from acrylic to watercolor and silk to jewelry will be available for purchase.  Meet the artists who create this lovely work and learn more about the talents that surround you here in Brevard County.