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You’re going to be in a book.

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One of the coolest, weirdest, proudest, just amazing things I’ve ever experienced. I am so unbelieveably blessed and happy to be a part of David Lawrence’s portrait project.

Once I started booking artists at the winery my wheels started turning. We needed to have a reception for artists in Jackson! David and I had lunch, threw around ideas, picked dates. I was excited.

Theres something so statisfying in planning something with all of your heart and soul and just watching it fall perfectly into place. For the reception David and I asked each of the 15 artists to make one or two pieces of art to accompany their portrait that he took. Along with some still life shots David had as well, it came together perfectly. Almost all the artists from the book came, it was great to meet everyone in the flesh and to watch everyone mingle. I felt so proud, proud of the wine I was serving, proud of my fellow artists and their work, so proud of David and all his hard work in bringing together some of these people that never knew the other existed. It was a beautiful day.  Artists in Jackson is something I will always be overwhelmingly proud to say I’m a part of, and helping to put on this event to put David’s project on a pedestal was the least I could do.

My painting, under my portrait, simply titled ‘Her’ inspired by an inspiring human in my life. An eye opening, Life changing, beautiful soul. I wanted her to be looking into the sky at the moon and the stars. I used greens and yellows by her body. I wanted the painting to feel how I was feeling, very whimsical, a daze, settling for a moment to take it all in.

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Photo By: Ashley Smith.

Artists in Jackson

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Yesterday was one of the best days that I have had and will remember for a long time. This town is filled with talented people, they are everywhere, and standing in the gallery at Art634 I had goosebumps surrounded by the beautiful art, and music.

I would like to give such a big thank you to to The Singularity for making all of this possible. You have no idea how grateful I am for all of your hard work, you are making things happen in our town, I am proud to brag about Jackson MI. I can honestly say that I was shocked by the amount of support that turned out, 400+ people were able to view my art because of you. Thank you so much & thank you to every single one of you 400+ people this would not have been possible with out you. I was so nervous and excited leading up to the show, I have always painted because I enjoyed it I never thought about showing my art to people, or even selling it. I usually just gave it to family and friends. I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to share my passion for painting with all of you.

If you did not make it to the show, please be sure to stop by the Art634 gallery and take in all the amazing work there. Open gallery starts tomorrow noon to three. I know there have been many times that I’ve wanted to purchase art but couldn’t afford it. With that said I posted a note with my paintings that read “when I started painting, I never painted with the intention of making profit from my art so asking me to put a price on my work has brought me to a dead end. So really the question is… what can you afford?” If you are interested in purchasing any of my paintings, or getting a custom painting made please feel free to email me at coll33nyy@gmail.com. Also be sure to check out The Singularity; http://singularityhouse.wordpress.com/