36" x 24" oil on canvas 24" x 18" oil on canvas
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I found out last week that the two paintings above were juried into the Pride & Patriotism: American Expressions Art Exhibition at the Charlotte Fine Art Gallery. In honor of the Presidential election year and Charlotte being chosen as the host city for the Democratic National Convention, the artwork was to reflect the artist's interpretation of American Pride. Without getting too deep here, when I think of American pride, I think of independence and hard work and our collective creative imagination...."made in America".
The painting of the tractor is an actual tractor (flag and all) that I saw sitting by the side of the road one day. I thought it just summed up the theme perfectly. And what's more American than an old pick-up truck?!!
I am so excited to participate in this exhibition!! The show will kick off with Opening Night on September 7th from 6 - 9:00 p.m. and the exhibit will run through September 28th. I hope if you are in the area, you will stop by!
In other news, last Friday, I had the honor of being Carrie Roets-Waller's Friday Feature Artist! For my friends that don't know her, she is one of the most phenomenal watercolor artists that I have ever known. Her art just leaves you standing there with your
mouth wide open .... it's that great! So while you are reading my interview and learning way more than you ever wanted to know about me, please check out her art...you will be AMAZED!
Here is the link: http://www.carriewaller.blogspot.com
Have a lovely Monday everyone!!