Exhibitions

The Love Letters Series Premier Exhibition was held in Fort Collins in the fall of 2017. All 48 paintings in the series plus 20 special edition mini paintings were on exhibit, including those works that had previously sold. It was the first time most of the paintings were shown, and likely the last time the entire series will show together. I'm working on a catalog of the entire series to be out in 2018.

A subset of the series will be on exhibit at Artworks Loveland in February-March, 2018. Please join us for scheduled events!

THE LOVE LETTERS IN A SOLO SHOW
FEBRUARY 9 - MARCH 23, 2018
RECEPTION: FEBRUARY 9, 6-9PM
CLOSING RECEPTION: MARCH 22
WORKSHOP WITH THE ARTIST: Saturday 11- 4pm, February 24, 2018

310 N. Railroad Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537

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ABOUT THE SERIES
The Love Letter Series is an immensely intimate body of work, with each painting focused on healing a personal wound through a mindful, transformative process. I developed a ritual that asks for a unique hurt to be healed, similar to hanging prayer flags, placing milagros on a shrine, or lighting a church candle — all of them put positive intentions into motion that facilitate shifts to happen. My intent is to heal my own heart, to free the emotional burden and live more joyfully.

I created each piece using layers of paint, wood cuts, and ripped veneer “shards” carefully repositioned. The series began with a painting that pushed me to the wall. For a long time I could not resolve it. Then, in a fit of emotional outburst, I let ‘er rip, quite literally, and in the process pulled up pieces of veneer. I eagerly tore them off, expressing my rage with each shred. Afterwards I realized the value of the “shards” that littered every inch of my studio floor. These precious bits were like muffled emotions finally bursting their way out.

Their intense energy released, the painted shards became more like poetry that is born out of the heart, so I gathered them up and lovingly attached them again. That was the start of a breathtaking journey transmuting my sludge-filled heartaches into works of beauty and brightness. They came straight from my heart, their titles reflecting my resolved, renewed energy.

I received an MFA from New York University, enjoyed a design career in Seattle’s high-tech industry, and now create works of art in my home studio in Fort Collins, CO.



ARTIST SPONSORSHIP
If you or your organization support the arts, we invite you to sponsor the Love Letters Exhibit for a donation of $200. Sponsors receive a Special Edition mini LOVE LETTER painting. THANK you for your generous support! Contact the artist or Purchase Online



PAINTINGS
View some of the series online by clicking here.