Abstract Expressions - Artspace Anna Maria
Recently, I had my show at Artspace Anna Maria, which is an amazing space right on the beach on Anna Maria Island, run by the amazing artist Deborah Webster. I'd say it's pretty much like a fusion between an art gallery and beach paradise.
The show was a lot of fun and a real challenge. I had a lot of ideas and concepts of things I wanted to try out, but these things never go as expected, so you have to go with the flow and see what comes out.
I wanted the abstract pieces to be a bit of an appetizer to help get people into the mind frame and feeling of what I wanted the show to be. It's more about playing with colors and forms and shapes and having fun.
I wanted to show a little behind the scenes into the creative process before they got to the main show.
And the ladies, well they're the ladies, the main attraction. I played with different techniques on each of them, trying to capture different feelings with each one.
Each one was a bit of a different journey, never really coming out how I expected. But since one of my main focuses was trying something new, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
I did have a blast with the technique, it does get a little stressful because there isn't much control. But that might be one of my favorite things about it.
So, it's definitely a style I'm going to stick with and keep developing and pushing. The only trick will be finding space to fit all of them down the line, at 2x4 feet each these ladies are not small...