I'm so excited that my Artist Residency at The Quarry at Marble House Project in Dorset, VT is almost here!
It's been such a busy summer between my farmers' market artwork and my design job, I'm really looking forward to having this time that is set aside for me to focus on my wall art.
Even though I find Vermont to be such a beautiful place, I often get wistful for Pennsylvania, having grown up there in Bucks County. This past Christmas, my guy Jim very thoughtfully got me this book: Pennsylvania Impressionism. It was co-published by the James A. Michener Art Museum & University of PA Press, and edited by Brian H. Peterson, who was the Senior Curator at the Art Museum for many years.
It has some wonderful, inspiring images of painting by many of the of the Bucks County painters. They are all really inspiring....
...below here are a couple images of William Lathrop's work that I'm really drawn to:
Since my residency will be time for me to experiment more with the mixed media materials and techniques I've recently been trying to incorporate more with my textile/fiber materials and techniques, I want to be reminded that experimentation is a very valuable part of every artist's practice.
And even though many experiments may fail, they still inform and then lead naturally to the next thing, which then hopefully leads to experiments that do work well and inspire works that go in a new direction.
Very exciting! Here's hoping the next week goes well & I'm all ready!