New art and shows for 2010

The rest of 2009 was busy with creating and selling my original art pendants. I have been really pleased how well it was received in Metro Vancouver as well as various places in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan. It really shows that it has a universal and timeless appeal that crosses cultures and ages. I am working on my spring collection which I am planning to launch by end of March 2010 by setting up an online store at Artfire. (update: I have closed my Artfire online store June 2012)

The holidays has also given me some inspiration to create a series of watercolour paintings from our travel pictures taken in Utopia, TX. In January I started one preliminary painting and had time for some experiments since it has been a few months since I painted with watercolour (I have been doing mostly acrylic since July 2009). I will post some of those sketch book painting in my future posts. I finally bought a set of artists quality watercolour paints with 20 colours recently and I was just amazed how much better the colours were.

Connect Community Art Show
The Gathering Place, 609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver,
Feb 5 to Mar 20 1PM to 5PM
The opening night on February 5, for the Connect Community Art Show in Vancouver was fabulous with record number of people attending. The most exciting part for me was to see guests and art lovers reaction to my paintings and getting direct valuable feedback from them. Needless to say, I was really inspired! The organizers also produced a catalogue with a picture of the artist and one piece of artwork, I’m on page 29! The catalogues are on sale for $20 at the show.
February 27/2010, Saturday 8PM to 12:00
Jacana Gallery, 2435 Granville Street, Vancouver.
I finally completed 3 silhouette art pieces. Two of those paintings were submitted for a show and was pleased that one of them was accepted to”Carded! Trading Card Art Show”. You can read more about Carded! and if you are in the area, drop by. Mention that you saw my blog and I’ll give the first 5 people one of my own trading card.

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