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Awarded Honorable Mention for Faded Chalkboard Memories

I just found out that my painting, “Faded Chalkboard Memories” has won honorable mention from the Illinois Watercolor Society’s 2014 member show. I am over the moon thrilled about this! Hooray! Show is on Sunday at 2pm if anyone wants to truck out to Bloomingdale.

IWS Member’s Show 2014
The Bloomingdale Park District Museum
108 South Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL
630 339 3570

Hip hip hooray!

Below are a couple details:

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Just won an IWS Award of Excellence for my painting, “And then I lost it”

Big news – last night I was honored by winning an “Award of Excellence” at the Illinois Watercolor Society’s Annual Member Show for my painting “And then I lost it” (shown below)! I am over the moon thrilled about this. My first award since taking up painting again 2 years ago.

I walked into the exhibition last night with my best friend Robin, took a look around and thought to myself – oh man, I don’t have a chance. There were so many truly amazing paintings on display last night, by some incredibly talented artists. This show is really something to see – and I figured no way was I going to win anything…. but then I did!

The judge was Marilynn Derwenskus, NWS, IWS – I was told that my painting was chosen for the story it told, for the risks I took in the composition and for the “glow” I was able to achieve in the execution. Super thrilling for me to get such high praise from a nationally respected artist and judge.

The painting, “And then I lost it” is one of a series I’ve been developing from discarded vintage photos found in junk shops and antique stores, which I’m calling the Discarded Series. The resource photo I used for this painting was of a little girl, circa 1930s, standing on a hillside with a white dress blowing in the wind. I added the cliff in front of her and the kite, to tell a story of innocence lost.

If you are interested in seeing a truly wonderful show, it runs through December 5 at The Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 West 31st Street, Oak Brook, IL.

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