Creatrix Realms’ Showcases work during Eugene’s First Friday ArtWalk
April 3, 2015
The Downtown Athletic Club was generous in letting me showcase a body of work during the Eugene First Friday ArtWalk. They were also featuring their delicious cheesecake and wines for all the ArtWalk participants. For it being a cold and wet night in Eugene we had a decent turn-out. It is always a welcomed chance to get the work out of the studio and into the public. This allows me the chance to hear other’s perceptions of what the pieces mean to them. It bring a new life to the artwork when people share their experience with me.
Speaking of sharing experiences, I was also doing an art demo which brought on new dialogue with visitors about the variety of art mediums. Being there with my paints and canvas gave them a glimpse into how to use the medium. Nothing pleased me more than passing off my brush to an onlooker and having them place a few strokes on the canvas so they could experience using acrylics.
A highlight of the evening was that my friend Liz showed up to paint with me during the ArtWalk. Liz and I have been trying to get together to paint for a few months now and our busy schedules have got in the way. This was a great opportunity to hang out with a fellow artist and have an evening of painting, music and wonderful conversation. Did I mention she is due in one week! Liz is an amazing woman with more energy than anyone I know. I am sure she was doing butterfly strokes in the swimming pool that afternoon before she joined me that evening 😉
Liz created an powerful looking wave. She was creating the piece in an impasto style which gives a gorgeous texture. It was amazing to see in person. I will have to get a closer photo of it later and post it. I am looking forward to the next art adventure. Enjoy more of the pictures below.
Big thanks to my family and friends for your support. Thank you Elizabeth Miller for joining me in painting. Thanks to The Downtown Athletic Club for hosting the event and lending me the space. Thank you to Elissa Gavette for helping me coordinate the event. Thank you to John Price for tending to the wine and cheesecake. Thank you to George Graham at PABST for printing the large banner.