Original Fine Art Plein Air and Studio Paintings. Owner of Brath and Hughes Fine Art in Mechanicsburg PA.
Fine Art Event and Exhibit Planner. Administrator of the Daily Painters of Pennsylvania.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Work in Progress - Dad's Bench
This is not finished. It is a very personal piece for me. At our family cabin in Northwestern PA, there is this bench under a crab apple tree. The original bench was there for 25 or so years and recently had to be replaced with new wood. It is such a simple bench. The tree has been split right up the trunk for over a decade now and has a huge hole as you can see in the painting.
But you see, this was my father's favorite place to sit at our cabin. The New York Yankee hat symbolizes his lingering presence. Mom and Dad have both passed away, but when I am at our camp, I feel like we are all together as it used to be.
I need to work on the rock some more and vary the design more in my background. Maybe add some twigs reaching out from the crab apple tree through the leaves. It is what it is...Dad's Bench.
June 10th - July 5th Bound By F - New Century Artists - Manhattan - In The Heart of Chelsea - Curate and Exhibit the work of approximately 15 artists including several of my own paintings. I will be working with New Century board member Steven "Fritz" Weiss as we bring together one awesome event! July 1st - August 31st - Daily Painters of Pennyslvania 5th Annual Capitol Exhibit - PA Capitol Building East Wing Rotunda and Gettysburg Timber Frame Resource Center
September 7 - 14 Plein Air In Martha's Vineyard A week of painting with 6 amazing artists.
October 1 - November 8 Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters Group Exhibit at Carlisle Arts Learning Center - Carlisle PA. Exhibit 3 new plein air paintings of South Central PA. Reception October 11th- 6-8pm
NYC - Manhattan Installation
A Big Thank You to Garvey, Schubert and Barer located on Wall Street in Manhattan and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition for exhibiting "Three Koi" for an entire year.
Owner of Brath and Hughes Fine Art, LLC in Mechanicsburg PA. Also gallery represented at Art and Soul Gallery in Lemoyne PA. I participate in numerous solo and group shows, am accepted in juried exhibitions, won 3 local awards and have sold work across the USA. I paint landscapes and streetcapes on location (en plein air) and in my studio. I have recently added still lifes. My medium of choice is acrylic.
Grew up in Greenville Pennsylvania, married and moved to Pittsburgh for 9 years, Ohio for 8 years, and now reside in Mechanicsburg Pa. with my husband Phillip and our 4 boys. Full time professional artist and hold a B.S. in Business Administration and an A.A. in Legal Studies.
I have always enjoyed exploring the outdoors. The colors, textures and sounds seemed to beg me to capture the moment and share it with everyone. Painting is my way of bringing a smile to others and showing appreciation for all of God's creation. Most scenes are local places that I love. The paintings are always unique.