Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Inspiration: Jo Oakley

'Through her eyes'
Mixed media on canvas 176x96cm 

I saw this painting on Pinterest this morning and immediately went looking for more. I found my way to the artists's web site and discovered a whole collection of paintings one more gorgeous than the next. This is the work of London-based artist, Jo Oakley. I am fully in love and so want to be able to see these in person. Her artist statement went right through my heart. 

'The calm before the storm'

mixed media on canvas 120x100cm

'Tin table and snowdrops'
mixed media on canvas 80x80cm

'Forget me not'
mixed media on canvas 152x91cm 

'She is waiting'
Mixed media 152x91cm

'He's on his way'
Mixed media on linen

Monday, June 02, 2014

Quilts and Color in Boston

I spent last week on vacation with my family in Martha's Vineyard and Boston. I was lucky enough to run into an amazing quilt show at the Museum of Fine Arts. It was beautifully curated and hung and I thought you might enjoy a look at the few snaps I took with my phone.