It has been quite a while since my last post. It’s been quite a year. Travel and numerous art shows and commissions throughout the year have provided me with a real deadline…sometimes I need that kick in the pants. I am finding great solace working in the studio. The noise of the election season continues and at times it is almost deafening. I feel like pulling a pillow over my head and going into hiding, but instead I put on some good music, set up the paints and get lost in the studio until Russ comes and hauls me out.(It’s always surprising how dark it is at the end of the day this time of year.)
JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
I have opened an etsy store just for my closeout items. Visit us at https://www.etsy.com/shop/PatMeierJohnsonArt I have a number of pieces that have been in shows and Open Studios and galleries. So I am running out of room as I make more pictures. This might be a way of great way to pick up a real deal on original art as a gift for the holidays. You can view and purchase my other works at my ongoing online store, http://patmeierjohnson.com/ anytime.
2016 AT A GLANCE
In addition to numerous shows in Marin and Sonoma, I am honored that several of my paintings won awards this year including the following:
New Beginnnings: Honorable Mention – Marin County Fair
The judges at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair awarded three of my paintings and two of Russ’ photos this year. I am particularly fond of these paintings – Piggy Dreams and The Toast, award-winners in the Agricultural and Lifestyle categories and a third prize winner, By Any Other Name:
Russ and I have also been exhibiting together at Open Studios at the Marin Society of Artists and also currently have a show called “Side by Side” at the Parkpoint Health Club in Sonoma. Our reception was full of friends and we’ve met a number of new locals too. The club is just a few blocks from our studio and a really nice place to work out.
Recently I have been doing some experimenting with colors, inspired by the bright hues of autumn. This one in particular is a vineyard in southern Oregon.
So come visit the online store and web site and even better, come visit when you’re in the neighborhood. I wish you the very best holiday season and a peaceful, happy 2017.