I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush.
I am blessed.
5.5" x 5" Mixed Media Drawing on 1890's Antique Dictionary
Like a lot of artists, I keep returning to favorite subjects and themes. I love the history, nostalgia and aesthetic of a bicycle. Years ago I first drew an old bike in an 1800's edition of a dictionary and the elegant definition described it as "a velocipede propelled by treadles." I loved that - still do. I had to do another bicycle drawing but this time decided to do a bike with the distinct, different sizes of wheels that matched those often used in the 1800's.
4.5" x 8" Mixed Media Drawing on Antique Dictionary
I am busy finishing up new work for my last art show of the summer. I am sad to see this summer come to an end. We have traveled from New York City all the way across the country to Oregon. We have met amazing artists, actors, celebrities and made lots of new friends along the way.
I love this rectangular dictionary and decided to revisit a few subjects I've drawn before. This time I wanted to create what looks a lot like my very first camera.
I am ending my summer art show circuit with a wonderful show on the historic plaza in Santa Fe, NM. This show is sponsored as a fundraiser for Girl's Inc. I am so pleased to help support this wonderful organization and thrilled to be spending a weekend in wonderful Santa Fe.
The Flying Shoes Art Studio is owned and managed by Oklahoma, regional artist, Kristy Patterson. "My feet don't touch the ground when I am creating," Kristy claims and it is evident in her work that she soars both technically and creatively. Kristy currently teaches art at Guymon High School after twenty years spent in careers as varied as her artistic interests. Her employment has ranged from director of a residential drug rehab center to being a police woman all the while following her childhood dream of creating original works of art from her studio. Her artwork is collected and displayed throughout Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Kansas.
I know you will enjoy following her work!
Audrey Brooks, art dealer & friend - San Antonio, TX