My first one-woman exhibition in years is about to open (officially, it's up now) on Thursday, and I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I'm so exhausted from working on the collection that I feel like I've given birth. It was amazing to see the paintings hung in a beautiful space, with professional lighting. In my studio, they looked so different. Now they sparkle, catching the light just so. They can breathe, and interact with each other on a different level.
I've written an exhibition guide to accompany the show, which I'm hoping will serve as a springboard for others to learn more about the issues raised. I've learned so much myself by reading and watching films about the people I've painted. I got so inspired learning about the suffragettes that I finally applied for citizenship so I can vote in the next election!
'Fundamental Freedoms' officially opens on Thursday, April 19th at 6:30pm in the Foyer Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College. The Faculty Show opens on the same night in the Halden Gallery near the library at 5:30pm, which I also have work in. Admission is free.