I can hardly contain my excited and yes also my stress level haha.
THIS weekend is the Night of Artists big festival. I am so excited and honored to be included along with so many amazing and renowned local artists. It’s going to be great.
If you don’t have plans Friday evening then come take in the opening Gala. You’ll enjoy, live music, tons of art, an art auction and so much more if you don’t have tickets yet you’ll definitely want to pop over to grab a pair. They are almost sold out.
Saturday and Sunday is the ArtWalk which is free entry or by donation and you’ll get to leisurely take in all the wonderful, stupendous and awe inspiring creations of over 60 local artists. Make sure to stop by my booth to say hello and peruse my latest mixed media paintings and pieces.
Hope to see you all out and about this weekend for what is sure to be an amazing time.
Night of Artists is having their annual Art Auction and my submission this year is an
18″ x 24″ mixed media painting called “Breath of Heaven”.
Most of my paintings tend to be inspired by a Bible passage but the inspiration for this piece comes from several different verses that all spoke to me.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth Psalm 33:6
In his hands is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job 33:4
You see my grandmother who I am very close with has by God’s grace survived through skin cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer and has now recently had more cancer found in her other lung. As I was thinking over the unfairness that is cancer and was petitioning God for healing for her I was given this image and message that even though the breath in her lungs may fail her body, the breath of God in her soul will never fail. The same breath that formed the Heavens and gave life and form to everything can also live within us and that alone is awe inspiring to me. So in this painting the “sky” breathes, as layers of cells/earth have life and breath radiating out of them.
I’m excited to be participating in the Night of Artists this year and part of the perks of joining in this fabulous event is their NOA magazine cover competition.
This year there are 49 wonderful artists participating in the competition.
I decided to submit “New Song” as my entry this year as I thought it embodied the NOA festival being both an instrument and an art piece. The competition is popularity based and the top 5 most liked artists will move on to the finals for a chance to grace the cover.
The votes are open to the public so if you’d be so kind to cast your vote for me and any others that catch your eye just click on the guitar image below and follow the link to the official page, press like on my guitar and then voila done. Voting ends on January 31st at 9pm Alberta time.