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May 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends,
As the days continue to get warmer and longer, there is so much life and beauty to celebrate. The wildflowers are in bloom here and the hills are verdantly green. I find myself reaching for my blue, green and yellow paints a lot, while remembering the beauty of springs in the places I have lived and visited, including Alaska, Washington, Hawaii, Texas, California, the East Coast and the tropics. Are you enjoying spring?

April was a very eventful month, and May is going to be especially exciting. 

In this newsletter, I am pleased to share with you information about my upcoming Solo Show at the Faulkner Gallery West (which starts May 3), as well as tell you a little about my new volunteer work and other recent art developments. 


Solo Show at the Faulkner Gallery West

My solo show at the Faulkner Gallery West starts May 3 and runs until May 30th! The show is entitled Reflections, and features 26 works. Two of the paintings are shown above: Reflecting (which is my featured piece) and Quintessential.  Two other paintings, which highlight a different oil pastel technique that I have developed, are shown below: From Ashes and Remembered

The Opening Reception starts at 5:00 on May 3rd and lasts until 8:00. If you are in the Santa Barbara area, I really hope to see you there (40 E Anapamu St.). I will have lots of chocolates.

So many people helped me put together this show including Jan Ziegler with 10 West Gallery, Alli Condra with The Frame Shop, the Faulkner staff, my mother, and my father. Thank you.

I am truly honored to have been selected to do this show. In the next newsletter, I will include some photos from opening night.

From Ashes

Volunteer Teaching, Other Developments and Quote of the Month.

In April, I started teaching an art class, on a volunteer basis, for the visually impaired at the Santa Barbara Braille Institute. Entitled "Bold/Beautiful Painting," my class is bilingual and is based on the belief that creating art is for everyone. Together, we are exploring the beauty and expressiveness of oil pastels, and my students are really excited about it. With their permission, I will include some of my student's art in a future newsletter. Also, I am pleased to have my framed artwork on display at the Braille Institute.

Do you remember the painting Eagle Spirits in Flight from the last newsletter? It sold at Gallery 113 within days of being displayed there. I will continue to sell my art at Gallery 113, including throughout May. I will also have a painting in the Santa Barbara Art Association Show in Faulkner Gallery East, with the other new members of the SBAA. The walk between the Faulkner Galleries and Gallery 113 is a short one, so I hope you will have a chance to see my art in all three locations. My other art can be seen on my website here.

And now my quote for the month: "Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing -- and keeping the unknown always beyond you." Georgia O'Keeffe.

I hope you have a great month, and if you are in the Santa Barbara area, I look forward to seeing you on May 3 at my solo show.

Thank you for reading my newsletter and for supporting original contemporary abstract art. As always, I appreciate hearing from you.

In Art,
Andrew Roy
Member Santa Barbara Art Association and The Abstract Art Collective

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