Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gallery Show at the Santa Ysabel Gallery - San Diego County

Next Saturday afternoon, Dec 1st 2012, I will be one third of a three-person show at the Santa Ysabel Gallery, Santa Ysabel, California.  Santa Ysabel is just a wide spot in the road between Ramona and Julian in San Diego County - but the gallery is well-known for landscape paintings.  Owner Annie Rowley,  is respected for supporting and promoting the tradition of painting plein air.

The three-person exhibition is titled, Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud, and will show the work that Joe Garcia, Joanne Hanson (my sister!) and I painted in New Zealand this year.  There will be an artist's reception Saturday, December 1, 4-8 pm and will hang through Jnuary 6, 2013.  The gallery is located at the intersection of Hwy 78 and Hwy 79 in Santa Ysabel.  For more information, contact Annie at 760 765-1676.  If you're heading east on hwy 78, the gallery is on the left just past the hwy 79 turnoff.  I hope you can make it to the show.  If you know of any New Zealanders in the San Diego area, perhaps you could let them know about the exhibition.  Thanks!

The morning after the opening, my sister and I will be making a mad dash back to Arizona as we fly to New Zealand on December 4th to house-hunt!  After many years in the U.S, I'm moving back to New Zealand...but will continue to have a foot in both the U.S. and NZ. 

High Tide at Sandspit
7" x 7" oil on board

Flight Through Mangroves
7" x 7" oil on board
available at the Santa Ysabel Gallery

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Big Changes Ahead!

The last month has been chaotic.  I've sold my house in Oak Creek Canyon (north of Sedona, Arizona) and international shippers have packed up almost everything I own in a 20' container.  It is now on a container ship in the Bering Sea, heading towards Asia.  The first stop is in China but eventually the ship will arrive in New Zealand on December 2nd, just a few days before I arrive.  I have a couple of weeks to find a house, buy it and have my container delivered and unpacked in my new abode.  I am hoping my new studio will have a view of the South Pacific or perhaps a mangrove edged inlet!  New Zealand will be my primary residence but I will return to the U.S. twice a year for a couple of months per trip.

Before leaving for New Zealand, I'll be attending  The Waterfowl Festival which happens next weekend in Easton, Maryland.  This is one of the smaller oils that I'll have with me at the festival. 

Shades of Blue
8" x 8" oil on panel