Friday, July 19, 2013

My Painting Was Juried into the Real People 2013 Exhibit

"Summer Splash Chicago"  oil on canvas 40" x 60" exhibiting in Real People 2013, at the Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL, July 8- September 29, Artist reception: Saturday August 24, 7 pm  

The second large painting from my developing body of work that looks at the playful side of life in the downtown public areas of Chicago.  I have an affinity for water and light, having grown-up and lived in near the beaches in the Southeast part of the U.S. until 21 years ago when I moved to the Chicago area with my family.  There are now 7 large oil paintings (the first in the series sold)  that depict crowds gathering during the heat of the summer at Crown Fountain located in the heart of Chicago in Millennium Park.  I love the light dancing off the figures and the hazy mist around the edges of the spraying water.  I want the viewer to feel as if they are there in the moment enjoying the sounds and sensations with cool water and intense light.  A moment frozen in time.