Friday, February 19, 2010

Update and New Painting

Just a quick update! The two person show at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art that I will be doing with Brian Ferrell is now running from August 6th through October 31st, 2010, with the reception taking place on August 7th, 2010. It's titled Brian Ferrell and Lauren Adams: The Aesthetics of Nature. I really can't wait!

Plus, here's a new painting from over the weekend, February 20th.....It's one of my last (if not the last) 18 x14"s that I will be doing. From now on I will be working on a new sized canvas that will be somewhere between the 15" x 13" and the 18 x14".

Monday, February 15, 2010

Upcoming Opportunities

A few opportunities for West Virginia artists are coming up:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Painting

Here is one of my very newest paintings, Marion County - February 10th. I'm pretty happy with it, I think it's my favorite of all the 7 x6"s I've done so far. Everyone probably has heard about the snowstorms that have been hitting the east coast, and the north central part of West Virginia has been no exception. This was painted in the 2nd bout of snowfall that we were hit with yesterday.

Also, just a little reminder, if you are in the Beckley, WV area - I am currently in David L. Dickirson Gallery's new show Emerging Artists. This exhibit features all of the new juried members of the gallery. So have a look!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Goal Keeping

The image above is a sample of my new, really basic way to keep track of my progress in creating enough work. It's very simple, but I'm willing to try it out. It's like having a to-do list (which I love!) for painting. Same principle applies here, each "painting" icon is categorized according to size, and when I complete one, I scratch through the size painting I created that day. It's a small bit of satisfaction that also helps me visualize where I'm at and how far I have to go the rest of the year. I also will total how many paintings I created per month. So month to month, I will refer back to the list in the studio and check in on my production.

I don't want to give the impression that I really don't like painting and see it as only one more thing to check off of a chore list - that's not true. But if I painted only when I felt like it, or on a whim, I would get very little done. I'm hoping this "list" helps keep me tuned in to the big picture. Nothing is more important than staying on the ball and creating lots of work.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Exhibit Announcement

I'm so so excited to announce that in April 2011 my solo show will be exhibited at the Slingluff Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. The reception is April 2nd and I will be in attendance. I haven't been to Philadelphia for several years, so Derek and I will probably have a long weekend in the city. The exhibit is a bit far away, but that's a good thing because it means I'm already booked up for solo shows for 2010! That also means that I am already making progress on one of my big goals for 2011, which feels fantastic! For more info on the Slingluff Gallery see

Thanks to Jonathan Slingluff for the photos!

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