I’m starting to get jitters! I’m so stoked to be part of RAW Portland’s artist showcase this Thursday, May 14th, from 6-10pm at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison in Portland, Oregon! This is my first huge group show since moving to Portland, and it’s exciting to be part of such a great event. I’ve noticed that with each show I participate in, the layout and feel constantly changes and grows as I gain more experience. It only helps me get a clearer picture of how I want me and my art to be portrayed as. It’s really evolving into a brand, with everything that I want to do with my art, I want to go as far as I can!
I’ll be bringing a good amount of jewelry, mostly glass and semiprecious stones with recycled or vintage components mixed in. I will also have prints available for the very first time which is really huge for me. For a while, particularly in my early college years, I did not want to break into selling prints of my paintings and drawings. I wanted to be able to sell my originals in various sizes at affordable prices. This evolved, however, once I started painting larger pieces that took longer and longer to complete. I still wanted to share art with everyone and affordably, but then again, not everyone wants a giant three foot by four foot painting in their home right? I had also noticed that I have started quite a collection of prints myself of various art that I have encountered throughout the years. I’m starting out with a small run, and seeing how it goes from there.