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Commissions

Art is a very subjective thing. Not everyone will like what you like or even think it’s art. I create what I love and hope that someone will love it too. It’s great to see my work incorporated within homes especially where a few key pieces stand out. Art really does not have to match your decor and I think a few key design features can really make the overall interior design work. I’m not an interior designer but love reading  interior design magazines and visiting show homes to see how they style homes and use the different styles and sizes of art. When it comes to my paintings usually clients buy finished pieces because they find something within the artwork that appeals to them but occasionally I get requests for specific colours or themes and create something specifically for them. I’m still working from a place of painting intuitively but try to think of the client’s personality too. An original piece unique to them is such an honour to create.

I’ve had a few recently where people have simply said they want a piece of art in a certain size and colours but then left the rest to me. It’s a little scary until the final reveal. One customer recently asked me to create something for her home which was ‘simple’ and used only a limited palette,and all she said was, “You’re the artist I trust you”

Luckily she liked the final piece!

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April Art Fest

April is a busy month for me. The 1st April is the reception for the juried Unique By Nature Art Competition by the Arts and Music Guild of McKinney. Both my daughter and I have art entered. The same weekend sees some of my figure drawings alongside other local artists in The Figure exhibition at The Cove.  The Unique by Nature exhibition is viewable at the McKinney Performing Arts Center through to the 23rd April.

The 7th April is the start of a three day art festival in Downtown McKinney with the square and side streets closed off for a big three days “Arts in Bloom” event. I’m glad of the 10 by 10 area allocated to me because I have so much art to show that weekend. Hoping that Texas weather is kind to us.

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Swatches of colour

Abstract art isn’t just throwing paint at your canvas.

Well ok sometimes it literally is throwing paint at your canvas but usually I have some idea of where I’m starting although not necessarily where I’m finishing. Often I’ll plan the placement of colours and also experiment with different pallets by creating small swatches that I can work from. Often I love them as much as the larger art pieces that result.