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September 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

How did you celebrate Labor Day? Over the weekend, I finished creating a large acrylic on canvas, which I have named Working Together (see photo below). It celebrates the complexity, diversity, strength, interrelationships, growth and contributions of labor to our nation. What do you think?

For the work, labor and support of so many, I am grateful. Speaking of gratitude, I would like to share a quote from Dean Taylor Drewyer: "Gratefulness translates into a joy-filled understanding that informs art making - a simplicity that goes beyond preconceived ideas and moves us toward truth." Do you agree?

Working Together
Mysteries Within

New Shows and Additional New Art

I am honored to have three of my oil pastel paintings juror selected to be in the Santa Barbara Art Association (SBAA) show at 1919 State Street. All three pieces: Openings (see below), At Once, and Serenity are on the third floor. The show will last until November 2. I hope you can swing by.

One of my "long art" (2' x 5')  acrylic paintings, Mysteries Within, was juror selected to be in the September Show at the Faulkner Gallery. Opening night is this Thursday (40 E Anapamu St.), and is part of the First Thursday Art Walk, with refreshments and lots of artists there. Please come!

Also, in addition to Working Together (shown above), during August I created several other new acrylics on canvas, celebrating interrelationships, gratefulness, color, and life including: Reaching and Sending. These and other works are on my website.

Susan Hailey's Painting, Melody

Collector Profile and Final Update

My collector profile this month features Susan Hailey, who lives near Springfield, Missouri. After living and working in many parts of the country, Susan devoted most of her professional career to being an accomplished hospital pharmacist in Springfield. Now retired, Susan enjoys art, her dogs, yoga and traveling throughout the world. Susan owns many of my paintings, including Melody shown above. Susan appreciates the way this "long art" acrylic painting brings joy to this part of her house. Thank you, Susan!

Finally, as part of one of my classes at Antioch University Santa Barbara, I have proposed a project to help the homeless with recovery using art therapy and other strategies. As this effort proceeds, I will be sharing more details with you.

Thank you for reading my newsletter and for your support of contemporary abstract art. I look forward to hearing from you. Hope you have a great September.

In Art,
Andrew Roy

Member, Santa Barbara Art Association
Member, Abstract Art Collective


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