I would like to invite you to stop by and see my paintings at GoodBean Coffee in historic Jacksonville, OR. The paintings will be showing through the month of November. The address is 165 S Oregon St; winter hours are 6am to 6pm daily. And, they make wonderful coffee!
Hannah, Thomas & Joel
This past weekend, my husband Robert and I hung paintings from my MsKitty and Toy Pony collections at GoodBean Coffee. I am pleased with the show; its a treat to see my paintings at the coffee shop.
I’d like to thank Hannah of Hannah West Designs and GoodBean Coffee for the opportunity to show. Hannah is the exhibition curator for GoodBean Coffee.
Thomas and Joel (Hannah West Designs) generously helped us hang the paintings. As you can see from the photos, we had to hang the paintings on a ledge. This is because GoodBean Coffee is in an historic building and there are limits on the number of nails that can be put in the wall. Thomas, Joel and Robert are tall enough to reach the ledge; I am not without the aid of a ladder.
The other wonderful thing about having the assistance of Thomas and Joel was that we could get the paintings up efficiently and quickly. We were hanging during regular business hours. We completed the hanging in under an hour.
MsKitty & Toy Pony
I would like to share some background information about the MsKitty and Toy Pony collections. Initially, I started drawing the MsKitty and Toy Pony designs as an exercise on creativity. The idea is to explore a theme through coming up with at least 20 variations on the particular theme. What happens is that one is forced to go beyond the obvious solutions to design problem.
It works; I did seek creative solutions, and sometimes bizarrely creative! And, then I became intimately involved with subjects. I came up with stories, and those stories became the genesis of more stories.
In the meantime, I took my favorite designs and started painting them with watercolor.
The result is three series of paintings: one about a cat; a second about still life with a toy pony; and then a third with MsKitty and Toy Pony going on adventures.
The MsKitty and Toy Pony collections are about joy. I use color and shape to tell stories about my subjects; my intention is to delight.
I do hope you will stop by GoodBean Coffee if you are in southern Oregon during the month of November. If you would like, I invite you to take a look at the collections from my gallery pages: MsKitty and Toy Pony collections.