THIS JUST IN! I have exciting news! You can now purchase all the paintings featured in “The Art of Walking” Exhibitions on my Society6 page! Since I was only able to have a limited amount of posters available at my exhibit, I am thrilled to now have everything available to purchase as prints, framed prints, and canvases! I also have select pieces available as iPhone covers, including the very popular ‘pilgrim feet’ drawing! Society6 also ships internationally, so my prints can wing their way across the world!
My Indiegogo campaign “The Art of Walking” Camino de Santiago Exhibits ended last week on the 31st and I was overwhelmed by the response. I may sound like a broken record, but I want to say THANK YOU again! Your encouragement and support is truly invaluable.
My time in Finisterre was better than I could have imagined. The show was incredibly well received and it was such a honour to connect with so many pilgrims at the end of their Camino. I loved exchanging stories and memories with people from all over the world! Teary eyed pilgrims shared with me that my paintings took them back to simple but significant moments they experienced on their Camino and they were so grateful. This was the best compliment I could have been given. I love that my art is a catalyst for memories. I paint with my heart, which I am finding is the most essential piece of the process. Many people wanted to tell me they felt the joy I experienced while drawing; they sensed this in the colors, lines and movement in my work.
Wow. God is so good.
I could never have imagined this path a few years ago, but I am so thankful for everything that brought me to this place; that brought me to this joy. I am so thankful for the Camino that I am privileged to walk every day. I delight in what I am doing and then get to share this delight with those I meet.
I have spent the entire day in one of my favorite cafes in Santiago posting artwork, updating my website, working on the details for my July show and getting everything organised before I leave the city on Monday. I am planning a few weeks of travel, starting with some hiking along the coast of Portugal, after which I will head to Sevilla to connect with Spanish friends I knew 20 years ago. I haven’t visited Sevilla since I was there in college in June of 1996, and everyone there is still frozen in my mind in their early twenties! The gardens of Sevilla also have a special significance for me because they are where I very first experimented with watercolour and ‘plein air’ drawing. I can’t wait to visit these same gardens with my journal and paints! I then head up the coast to Barcelona where I am meeting with some contacts in the world of food illustration to discuss some possible projects I might undertake in August. I’ll head back to Santiago the last week in June to get ready for my exhibit in the Parador.
I did this drawing in Finisterre a few weeks ago. This small cove is right around the corner from the main beach, but I was alone as I sketched. The turquoise waters glittered and the rocks beneath my feet were warm with the afternoon sun. Colors. Lines. Delight. Eucharisteo.