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December/January Newsletter

Happy new year! How are you? I hope you have been healthy and safe.

As we anticipate 2021, I think we can all agree that this is a time for new beginnings, as well as reflections.

My recent art has been especially informed by the developments of the past several months. As always, I am so happy to share my latest paintings with you, in addition to some personal news.

Kaleidoscope
Endless Seas

News and New Art

Since taking a psychology class at the University of Alaska Anchorage (when I was in high school), I have been fascinated with the human brain, our perceptions, and how therapists can help people live more fulfilling lives. As an adult, art and psychology have been my two greatest passions.

Starting in January, I will begin pursuing a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. I am very excited about this. Recently, I wrote a personal OpEd about the importance of mental health education. My experiences, my art and more will help inform my education going forward.

As reflected in my new work, Kaleidoscope (above), our lives are complex, dynamic, colorful and multi-faceted. Did you like looking through kaleidoscopes when you were little? Did you see yourself in them?

During the pandemic, I often walk to the ocean and find peace in the beauty of the waves and the vastness. of the horizons. This is shared in Endless Seas (above). I hope it brings you some serenity.

Sticks and Stones
Forces of Democracy

More New Art and Quote of the Month

I believe we have so much in common. Sometimes we forget this. During the election, I painted Sticks and Stones (above) and after the election I created Forces of Democracy (above). What do you think? I am hopeful for healing in 2021. Many things can help bring us together -- including art.

Now for my quote of the month, from Martin Luther King Jr.: “As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”  

As always, thank you for reading my newsletter and for supporting original contemporary art. I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards, healthy wishes and Happy New Year,

Andrew
Andrew Roy
www.andrewroyart.com
andrew@andrewroyart.com 
Member, Santa Barbara Art Association
Member, Abstract Art Collective

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