Life comes full circle sometimes, doesn't it? At the age of 19, I spent my Junior Year Abroad studying in Montpellier, France. Decades later, I am once again an international student at the Bath School of Art & Design's MA Fine Art program.
When I decided to pursue my MFA last year, I knew there would be times like this past month when I would just have to power through a pile of work and competing deadlines. Between client commissions and major projects due for school all at once, it was a bit of a manic May.
In early April, a large order of Hand-Embellished Prints left the studio to make their way overseas for framing and then final installation in their new home. While I can't yet reveal who this project is for, below are more behind-the-scenes shots of the work in progress.
With a string of non-stop projects to kick off the year, I have been relying heavily on a core set of trusted tools and materials to keep things moving with minimal hitches. It's only through years of trial and error that a few of my favorite things have come to be.
The Phoenician Resort is an iconic luxury retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona. A massive multi-phased renovation has been underway, including a new three-story spa that opens this month. I'm so pleased that four of my pieces will soon be gracing the walls of this gorgeous property.
This coming Wednesday evening and most of Thursday, the 6th-7th November, we're having Open Studios for my MA Fine Art program at Bath Spa University. There's all kinds of interesting things happening in our studios - if you have a moment, pop in! I'd love to see you there. Details below.