I haven't written here since the studio has been finished....because I have been working in there. Come and find me there. If I am not working at my day job, or sleeping, chances are I am there. Here are some photos...
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to hang my paintings at Rocco’s Lounge in Seattle. They are up there now, and will be up until October 15th. Rocco’s is a great space at 2228 2nd Ave in Belltown. I visited them last night, and the paintings really look fabulous in there. They needed large paintings for their walls, so most of the paintings in this show are older, and have been in shows before. I love being able to see these old friends in this new space.
This show and space is curated by the Laurie Kearney at Ghost Gallery in Seattle. Most of these paintings are available for sale on their website here:
This page contains 2 other artists. Scroll down, mine are at the bottom of the page.
I am grateful to Jesse Flores, for connecting me with Laurie and Ghost Gallery. We need people like them who love art, encourage artists, and help to get the work out into the community.
Build a studio. It has been the idea/dream ever since we moved into our tiny house on a big lot in Tacoma in 2011. Russell started building that studio last year. Here is a slide show of his progress. It is 2 minutes long and spans the time he started in early June 2016 through last week. Russell and some other helpers have done all the work. I have barely lifted a finger, but I give lots of encouragement and take pictures. I mostly stand around, amazed, in giddy anticipation of the day that I will be able to paint in this magnificent studio.
I haven't written in this space for some time. (about 3.5 years, to be exact~!) Life gets busy, and working at a computer during the day, I am never really excited to sit at the computer when I am at home. But here I am! I am really excited to be showing my paintings at Walter's Cafe in Ballard for the month of June 2017. The address is 6408 32nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107. We will be having an Opening on Friday, June 2nd, 6 - 8pm. The cafe is pretty tiny, but they have great coffee, ice-cream, beer, and of course, ART! Drop by and say hi!
At this stage of my life, I am finding so much joy in creating these paintings (after all these years!!). The work is leading to more work, and it really creates a sense of wonder for me. Here are a couple of samples of the new ones.
Emma Bach - Acrylic on Canvas - 18" x 24"
I have decided to jump back in to the giant world wide web. I hope to continue to share new ideas and paintings as they come in to the world.
Here is a photo of part of my studio.....
Music and making things......This is what feeds my soul.
At this moment: Muggy is warming her paws on the sunny window.