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Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Happy Halloween! Do you have some favorite costume or other Halloween memories? When I grew up, my Grandmother made me wonderful, artistic costumes, which were so warm that I could go Trick or Treating for hours in below freezing temperatures in Alaska. I especially remember being Winnie the Pooh and a well-padded Dracula.

As we enter November, I am looking forward to Thanksgiving Day, which is my favorite holiday. During this time of gratitude, I am very thankful for all of your support and for the opportunity to create and share art. Fortunately, November is also going to be a busy month with some exciting shows.

Working Together


I am honored to have two of my large acrylics, Working Together (shown above) and Mysteries Within, juror selected for the Channing Peake Gallery (105 E. Anapamu, First Floor). The First Thursday Reception for this significant show will be Thursday (November 1) from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Abstract Art Collective, the show lasts until February 21, and then moves to Betteravia Gallery in Santa Maria until September 2019.

There are only a few days left to see three of my oil pastel paintings which were juror selected to be in the Santa Barbara Art Association (SBAA) show at 1919 State Street. All three pieces: Openings, At Once, and Serenity (shown above) are on the third floor. The show will last until November 2. I hope you can swing by.

In the December newsletter I look forward to announcing some additional shows. Stay tuned!

Phoenix II
From the Depths

New Art and Quote

As we progress into autumn, I find myself reaching for the deep reds and oranges of fall foliage, as well as the deep blues of darkened skies. You can see these influences in Phoenix II and From the Depths, shown above. When I was painting Phoenix II, I could feel the warmth from late autumn wood stove fires at our Alaska cabin and experience hope for the future.  In From the Depths, I was inspired by light radiating from space, and the seas, and ourselves. What do you think?

Now for my quote of the month from Dr. Salma Farook: “We fall and from the dirt we rise. From the grime, the mud, the slurry of sweat and blood, again and again, we rise. Each time we think we can’t get up again, we rise.” 

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

Best regards,
Andrew Roy

Member, Santa Barbara Art Association
Member, Abstract Art Collective


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