Happy Holidays to all my fans and friends! I hope everyone is enjoying the ending of 2014 and getting ready to ring in the New Year for 2015! As I finish up this year I have been working on a couple new series that I will be posting soon for my fans enjoyment. I am also in the process of starting out something new and I can not wait to share with you all. I wish everyone Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year! Stay Tune!
Hello fans! I hope all is going well with everyone this time of year. I wanted to pass along to everyone that I am in another juried exhibition at the St. Louis Artist Guild. The exhibition is called Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition and it is the 100th year the St. Louis Artist Guild is doing juried exhibition! A very amazing opportunity that I am glad to be apart of. The opening is next Friday November 21st from 6pm-8:30pm and the works will be up til January 4th 2015. If you are in the St. Louis area please stop by the St. Louis Artist Guild to see my piece. Also on November 21st I will be helping out with my class from school to judge an exhibition at Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Grove for MySLART.org. I am super excited for next week! Hope to see you there.
Process, process, process…the important thing for an artist to do is work on different processes…to move forward in their works. In these two pieces I have been working on, I took time to investigate cloud forms by watching the sunset. As you can see the picture is in it’s beginning stages slowly heading into a maturer form. The other piece is based off shapes and maps that have become a interest to me as of lately. I find myself looking from my works at my residency and realizing I was focusing on places I have been to and some cultures I have interacted with. Is it a step forward yes. It is nice to simplify your art pieces to make them beautiful just like this finished piece:
So fans as you can see, artist take different processes in order to create works of art. It has been an enjoyable experience and I can not wait to show you what’s next in my studio! I have a couple things coming soon so please stay tune!
Sale!Yes I am in the process of putting my works of art up for sale!In this ever changing world, an artist must promote oneself not only in public, but on the web, through social media, etc. I can not wait to put these works up for sale: some from my residency and others from past years. So fans and friends start looking at the spaces in your homes and businesses, especially if you are looking for a unique one of kind art works! I hope you are all as excited as I am! Now back to the drawing board of creating awesome maps and art works.
If you are looking for prints or other small images for a reasonable price check out my Society6 page too!
Especially if you like my toy art! There are a couple of cute prints you can buy and reminisce of simpler times.
I do commissions too, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line commission art.
Hot days=cool times in the Studio
Yes fans Hot days in New Mexico, makes it a little unbearable to handle the dry heat. It is better than St. Louis, MO where the humidity just makes you sweat buckets. But the cool times in the studio the past week has been amazing!
These are a couple examples of my new works I have been working on. I have taken interested into maps and shapes I see around the town. The colors are based upon the hues I see around me. It has been an interesting progress and development in my art works.
It is nice to get away from your normal routine and create a new one. From the new routine you see new ideas and possibilities in your own works and in your own self.
Artist Residency in New Mexico
Starry Night Retreat
Welcome fans! It’s been almost a week since I have been here in Truth or Consequences, NM and it has been an amazing experience so far. I have traveled around this small town to soak in the culture and arts of the Southwest during my artist residency. The food here is amazing and would recommend to visit the little restaurants in town from “Passion Pie” to “Latitude 33”. If you like your food hot, make sure you have the green and red chilies! Especially Hatch chilies. Amazing!
Beside food, I have look at the culture around the town, which is different from St. Louis, MO. Instead of seeing rows of trees, you see rows of mountains and deserts. Yes it is very hot and dry here, so if you get burnt easily. I highly recommend to bring sunscreen!
The other thing you will notice when you are in Truth or Consequences, NM is the quietness of the town. Instead of the hustle and bustle of everyday traffic down HWY 270 in St. Louis, MO, you find few cars humming around HWY 25 in NM. I see more people walking or biking to the local stores instead of using cars. It’s a different culture and town here, but I am appreciating it fully!
As an artist you have to take time for yourself to become engross in your work again. Sometimes the only way that happens is taking yourself out of your normal lifestyle to something completely new to you involving yourself into an Artist Residency. I will be writing a detail response to this Starry Night Residency in a week.
So as I head back to the studio to work and talk to the fellow artist in residencies, take time to get out of your normal routine you never know where it will take you.
I am now on a train heading to Kansas City,MO and then to Albuquerque, NM. It is going to be an amazing trip down to the Southwest. I can not wait to create the next two weeks and relax. It will be an inspirational and creative experience! I think I packed enough sunscreen so I shouldn’t be totally crispy when I come back to St. Louis, MO.
Right now I am enjoying the view on the train and listening to the small conversations that are taking place. These are usually the best times to think, write, and create. If you have not taken a train I highly recommend to do take a trip by train. It is a very relaxing experiences.
I will be posting images here on my website and on my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/angmircsovpaint. So please like and follow me on my journey in my residency!
As for now I am taking time to reflect on where I have been as an artist and where I need to be heading. These next two weeks will be the best weeks of my life as an artist! Here’s to a new adventure! Truth or Consequences here I come.
Artist in Residence a time when I can create!
Well fans, in 13 days I will be traveling down to Truth or Consequences, NM to start in my first artist residency at Starry Night Residency. I am super excited about this opportunity to take some time to develop my art work. As I have told my students apply to different residency when you are on break or done with school, it is a good way to reevaluate yourself and your works. I can not wait to work fully on my art work for two weeks and I can not wait to see what I create. Please stay tune. I will be uploading a blog site for everyone to follow! Happy Artist!
I have some exciting news to share with my fans this coming week! It involves art and more art. So please check back soon to find out this exciting news.