We made it through the first month of 2021 and it felt rocky and rough for many people. The year started of rough for me as I was getting over COVID-19, missing holiday’s with family, missing my work at the museum, and falling behind on art projects. But I worked hard and managed to finish a large painting mid-January and soon I trust I can post about it! Currently I am working on three pieces for the Oklahoma Visual Art Coalitions Momentum Exhibition as one of their Spotlight Artists. I’m working hard in the studio as I work to complete these pieces quickly so I can get them framed and matted. The three pieces are about 4ft by 42 inches. They are quite large, and I am having fun creating them. They are in my style, but they will be different than my other pieces in term of colors. Also, I am using typography and sound for the second time with these pieces. Working with the guest curators for Momentum has been great and I enjoy and learn from their insights.
Soon these pieces will be exhibited at the Mainsite Gallery in Norman, OK for the month of March, and then traveling to Living Arts Gallery in Tulsa, OK for the month of April. But being accepted at Momentum’s Spotlight Artist gives me the opportunity to exhibit previous art pieces at the 21c Museum Hotel near downtown OKC. It’s nice to start out the year with a strong art exhibit. I am still struggling with my sense of smell because of COVID-19, but I am finally getting caught up with my health, and with all my various projects. I just have to sacrifice certain things, but I trust I can get back to a normal. I am not sure what the future will bring in terms of art exhibits and markets, but I look forward to creating new art pieces this year.
2020 was a tough year, and I trust this year I can heal in my mind, body, and spirit. It will take time, but I am now just taking it one step at a time. Be safe everyone!