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Thanks to everyone who came out to help me celebrate the opening of my Black is Back show at Gush Gallery last weekend! Sponsored by Hahnemuhle! And thanks to my fantastic intern Taylor for taking these photos!
Preview of my show Black is Back at GUSH Gallery. Opening reception this Friday, May 8th from 6-9pm.
Photos from my photo encaustic workshop at Elizabeth Messina‘s studio. It was great meeting and teaching Maria and Kelly, two amazing women who are both Elizabeth’s employees. Elizabeth and I have been friends since college, so it is always nice to reconnect, share art, and create.
Elizabeth and I went to San Francisco Art Institute where we studied with Linda Conner. Elizabeth has published two books, The Luminous Portrait and The Silver Lining. Her work can be seen on Kissthegroom.com. She has an amazing career and publishes work all the time in magazines! I absolutely love spending time with her. She has shared so many important values and creative inspiration with me! My encaustics and her photographs just are a perfect match!
More beautiful photos from Revival in the Desert, my amazing workshop weekend in Joshua Tree, California.
Be sure to check out my workshop schedule for more summer workshop dates! I’ll be traveling to Victoria, BC, Canada August 11-13 for a Shoot, Edit, Create Workshop and Intro to Encaustics August 14-16 at LUZ Studios. I’ll be in Bearsville, NY (just outside of Woodstock) on August 22-23 for another Encaustic Photography workshop at Galerie BMG.
Revival in the Desert was truly inspirational. We had an incredible group of about 15 people… and the creativity was boundless. A huge thanks to Clinton and Diana from LUZ Studios for organizing my workshop! Special thanks to Carol Boss for attending, my rep from Hahnemuhle Fine Art Papers (my workshop sponsor)! Here are a few photos of the creativity in action…
Revival in the Desert! Photos from my workshop in Joshua Tree California, organized by LUZ Studios. We spent the weekend at the gorgeous Saddleback Oasis, a home we rented from an amazing woman named Sati through Air B&B. We kicked off the weekend with a cocktail party Friday night. My friend Tawnja (Ricochet Vintage) cooked us a delicious group meal on Saturday with lots of fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market. Good food, socializing with amazing artists, and the beautiful desert– just what we needed for a weekend full of inspiration.
Tawnja owns Ricochet Vintage Wears in Joshua Tree California. Everything about TQueen spells art, the way she moves, her clothes and her lifestyle. She is the most beautiful and resilient loving person. She exudes wisdom and lives her life in honesty and with passion. You can see it in her store. She is a magpie with a hawk’s eye, collector of amazing things. She combines the knowledge of good stuff with creative thinking, always loving the story behind each and every object, photograph or record album. Her pure love of life is seen in each of these photographs of her store. It should be a museum of everything kool and fun that we have in life!
Tawnja has been my friend since 1989. We met when she rode past me on her vintage bicycle on Telegraph Ave in Oakland. We had both recently shaved our heads. We had a mutual street musician friend named Christopher- we called out her name and she stopped her bike and came home with us. The next day we packed up my bags and I moved in with her! Tawnja has taught me more about how to be a good person, live a full life and love completely each and every moment of my life. She has gifted me in many ways. I love this store and I love Tawnja! Joshua Tree is an amazing place – go visit!