botanical painting

"OCTOBER" at Location Gallery with Laney Contemporary

I am pleased to present a new series of works titled "OCTOBER" that exhibits at Location Gallery in tandem with Laney Contemporary at 417 Whitaker Street at Austin Hill Realty in Savannah, Georgia through October 27th.

Conceived the week that Hurricane Matthew struck Savannah with gallery director Peter Roberts, and developed over the last year, the latest series, “October", includes paintings, textiles and a wall installation.

New works feature the landscapes and botanicals that thrive regionally in October. Within the layers of paint, I've folded concepts from traditions and religions that have been historically practiced at the time of the harvest moon and in the month of October.

Come celebrate the veil of nature’s small and large forces and explore its color, mystery and power.

(october) big leaf magnolia, 40" x 40", water-based media on canvas, 2016-2017. 

(october) big leaf magnolia, 40" x 40", water-based media on canvas, 2016-2017. 

Gallery profits from sales are donated to A-Town Get Down Festival which supports music and arts creative programming nationally throughout the year.

Complimentary seasonal beverages were artfully crafted on opening night by The 1970.

 

 

thistle symbolism

The layered symbolism that has developed surrounding the thistle flower begins with its spine-like stems and spiky blossom connected with the crown chakra or third eye. The color purple (named from this predatory mollusk!)has long been associated with royalty, good judgment and spiritual enlightenment. You can read more about additional connections that have been drawn throughout time and by varying cultures here.

Or you might recall or rediscover your own experience of the thistle through this painting.  

(flora) thistle, 24" x 24", water-based media on panel, 2015-2016 available via  spalding nix fine art

(flora) thistle, 24" x 24", water-based media on panel, 2015-2016 available via spalding nix fine art

katherine sandoz art featured at "the english room"

What a thrill to be interviewed and featured in the "Artist Spotlight" over at The English Room. I have known designer + curator Holly Hollingsworth Phillips for about five years as we are perennial participants at The Southern Coterie Summit. In that time, I have enjoyed (+ studied) Holly's interior design + lifestyle  blog, her strong and sophisticated color play, and - no surprise - her great skill in finding the best kaftans to be had across the globe.  

Please enjoy the feature, all the great artists spotlights that have already been offered and all that Holly graciously shares via The English Room.

(flora) bromeliad, 48" x 48", water-based media on panel, 2015-2016 , available through  spalding nix fine art

(flora) bromeliad, 48" x 48", water-based media on panel, 2015-2016 , available through spalding nix fine art

begonias | say "it" with art

Prove you really care for someone's future by giving the gift of art. Paintings, drawings and sculptures (plus) last - a very long time.  They contain messages, symbols and sentiments that are universally understood.  Art has eons-tested efficacy in pulling heartstrings. 

Find a piece that can speak all the words you cannot or the ones you want remembered.

This small-sized, but meaningful painting, housed in a hand-made, free-standing frame,  is now available through Spalding Nix Fine Art.

(su1516) begonias, 5 3/4" x 3 5/8", water-based media on panel, 2015-2016

(su1516) begonias, 5 3/4" x 3 5/8", water-based media on panel, 2015-2016

Begonias suggest symbolically the promise of mystery, rare finds and the rich and sweet darkness of desire. Its energy is that of a wide-eyed and compassionate child of nature. The perennial flower is associated with the sacral chakra and the number nine.  A rub made from crushed flowers and leaves will aid in healing sores, cuts and burns.