I was pleased to have to of my pieces accepted into the LowellArts! West Michigan Art Show. I have been apart of it in the past and this year really stood out, because of the new bright space in downtown Lowell. It was so welcoming.
There was a great pieces chosen to be in the show by, juror Nichole Maury, who is a printmaker and also professor at Western Michigan University. I received and honorable mention for my piece, Honesty is Key, and am very thankful. The piece captures a family of trees living on the sandy dunes of Sleeping Bear overlooking loved Glen Lake. The views are stunning from that vantage point and I hope my piece captures its beauty and life.
My piece, Porcupine Mountains Lookout, was also accepted. I love this piece. It is much more simple than the paintings I create in my studio. I made the piece on location after carrying all of my stuff in my pack on my back, literally up a mountain. It was so tuff, but I had to keep going to reach the top and was not going to go back. Once climbed up to the top my hike was rewarded with beautiful views. This piece captures one of those views and was I created much faster and in the moment than usual. I really like the simplistic patterns that were created when I wasn't able to think and plan it as much. I hope to recreate this more simple style in the future.
Overall the show turned out really great and I cannot wait to enter again in the future. Below are some more images of show.