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August 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Is August a special month for you? It has always been for me for many reasons including: berry picking in Alaska's red and golden tundra, summer vacations, and my wonderful grandmother's birthday.

During her 95 1/2 years of life, my grandmother (photo below) was an artist and an inspiration to me. I have many of her vibrant oil paintings in my home and her love in my heart. She always encouraged me to paint and explore. For all of you with August birthdays, hope you have a great one.

Always There
My wonderful Grandmother
Jeanne Williams

August Shows and New Art.

There is still time. The excellent Abstract Art Collective's ArtSEE Show is at the JCC (524 Chapala St.) until August 9. There will be a very nice closing reception on August 7th from 5-7. Three of my paintings have been juror selected to be part of the show, Serenity , Openings , and Always There (shown above). Also, I donated two 10" x 10" panels, the proceeds of which go to SEE International -- a wonderful organization. Hope to see you on the 7th.

Two of my paintings, Can't Do Without and Reflect, are being shown on the 3rd floor of 1919 State Street.Their last day is August 10.

In my new art, I am continuing to find inspiration from the colors, experiences, energy, and memories of summer. Focusing on acrylics, I have created works like Mountain Dreams, shown below. You can see my other currently available medium acrylics here, and my currently available large acrylics here.

Mountain Dreams
One of the Paintings for the Film

Contributions and Quote

In a previous Newsletter, I mentioned that I was working with Melissa Pierson to help the victims of fires and mudslides, by donating pieces of my art for life and home rebuilding efforts. Last weekend, TV station KEYT interviewed Melissa and showed some of my donated art. It is an honor to be part of this important effort.

I am also happy to share with you another collaboration. My very talented friend, Kimberli Wong, is producing a short film entitled Even Santa Barbara Gets the Blues, which is "about taking chances and going for what we really want. Or, at least taking the time to figure that out." To thank donors for contributing to her film, she is giving them one of my paintings (see example above). Today she is launching her site which contains more information about this exciting film opportunity. Hope you have a chance to check it out.

Now for my quote of the month -- from a great filmmaker: "Aging is not uncomplicated. Creativity is an extraordinary help against destructive demons." Ingmar Bergman.

Thank you for reading my newsletter and for your support of contemporary abstract art. I look forward to hearing from you. And, Happy August!

In Art,
Andrew
Andrew Roy
www.andrewroyart.com
andrew@andrewroyart.com 

 

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