Initially having these two words as my new year's resolution did not seem to change much, but as time went by I realized they did. This is because I was more willing to experiment and scrape down and start over, and being willing to take a chance and fail because a product was not my primary goal.
I feel certain that the wonderful experiences gained throughout 2010 would not have been possible if I had not embraced an inquisitive outlook and made artistic growth my main priority. During the year I did not set out to accomplish specific tasks or goals, instead I just went about everyday trying to do the best I could.
Some highlights of the year include being honored to be the student of several talented and skilled artists in the DC area. In 2010 I took classes from Robert Liberace, Jonathan Linton, Kurt Schwarz, Rick Weaver, and Danni Dawson. I owe special thanks to Danni for being so generous with her time and knowledge. It is because of her encouragement that I began applying to the several national jurieds shows that I was fortunate enough to have paintings accepted into.
Here are some of the highlights of the year:
. Salmagundi Annual Non-Member Juried Show - New York, NY. And my painting was one of four selected for the show's poster.
. Audubon Artist Annual Juried Show - New York, NY
. Allied Artists of America 97th Annual Juried Exhibition - New York, NY
. The Art League Gallery Juried Shows, Alexandria, VA. I have been juried into enough shows to now be a part of the Bin Gallery membership.
2010 was a rewarding and fulfilling year, thank you for being a part of it!