A year in review, How to commission a painting, "Keep Me Up" in Creative Loafing, & Where to find me in August
An interview with Creative Loafing about our new video for KEEP ME UP. Read About it HERE.
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Year in Review - From office to sidewalk to art gallery.
1 year ago in June I left my day job - a career in commercial art consulting that checked many boxes on my grown up list but came with very, very long hours - leaving no time left to paint or compose. I was feeling exhausted, out of integrity with the way I was living, and I decided to make a change. I had no back up plan, my art side hustle showed no signs of being able to sustain me, but I had enough money saved up to rest and figure out my next move.
I regrouped in N. Georgia about an hour north of Atlanta where my (now) boyfriend Christopher Alan gave me so much love and support that I couldn't help but find my way back to myself. In the time I gave myself to make my next move, to my great surprise, my art sales at Paris on Ponce were growing at a steady pace. Also to my surprise, every month brought a new request for a commission. This continued for 5 months until my rest and recovery time turned into a cycle of rest, recover, work, and play in the woods - although all of these activities now blended together for me.
By October I was selling work at the Marietta Square First Friday Art Walks. During the very last Art Walk of the season as I was packing my car to leave with only one painting left out on the ground - a person passed, saw the one painting on the ground, stopped, and told me to go to one of the galleries on the square because they had just been there and overheard the owner in conversation with someone who purchased my work that night. Apparently the gallery owner was very interested in my work.
I went by, met Amber, the owner, and the next week they sent me a contract for representation! It was scary and exciting and moving forward with them was the best decision ever. I have been able to reach so many new collectors and I get to enjoy the support of Markay’s team of superstar women running the gallery.
That catches us up to now! I release new work every month at the “First Friday” show at Markay Gallery and maintain a small collection for sale at Paris on Ponce as well. I have been able to focus more time and attention to writing and producing music and look forward to eventually touring the EP I’m working on.
I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for making this journey possible.
Going forward I will be opening up two commission spaces per month. Space can be reserved 2 months in advance but once a month is filled I won’t be adding any more. More info below!
COMMISSIONING A WORK OF ART