I think it’s safe to say that just about every artist dreams of hanging in a museum. I know I have. That’s certainly not my main focus for painting, but I’m not going to lie. It’s a really, REALLY nice pat on the back. I had quite a proud day! Followed by another proud day. Followed by an evening staring at a painting that I’ve been working on for weeks and feeling like a loser because it is missing something and I just have no clue what! 😛 😛 Such is the life of an artist and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This particular exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas – https://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/exhibitions/creative-distancing – is both physical and virtual, meaning you can go into the museum and watch this exhibit being shown on one of the museum walls, or you can simply watch the video in the comfort of your home on YouTube. My painting, Contented Moments (available in my “Small” paintings section) is the one that was submitted and accepted. The call was for work created during Covid to show how it has impacted life. Actually, Covid amplified everything I’m creating right now. I was already focused on creating works that were calm and serene. Covid amplified my need for quiet. Since I work from home – and now everyone else was home too – my world got really really noisy. I found myself so irritated and frustrated. So I started painting what I wanted to feel/hear. Contented Moments was the first.
If you are in the Corpus Christi area, please do go check out the exhibit and support the museum. But if you can’t, my painting is at 19:22. (I can’t embed the video as it is not mine)
So, I hope you enjoy the video and see some other art that is inspiring to you. I think I might just have a glass of champagne to continue the celebrations and go update my resume. With the world the way it is right now, we need all the reasons to celebrate that we can get, right?