Art Spotlight – Best Way to Relieve Stress
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When was your first exhibit?
My first exhibit was a group art exhibition during college at James Madison University in 2005.
Where are you currently exhibiting your artwork?
I am currently exhibiting in the “Ceres’ Artists Friends Show,” at CERES Gallery in the prestigious Chelsea Gallery District. Ceres Gallery is located at 547 W 27th Street, Suite #201 and the exhibition will be on view through August 13th.
What do you enjoy about sharing your artwork publicly?
I love exhibiting my artwork, as it gives me a chance to share it with so many viewers. Its so great to see people interact and describe their feelings towards each piece. Often, each person has a different perception. It is great getting a variety of reactions.
What is important to you when exhibiting your work? What do you want the viewer to see/feel?
I want the viewer to look at my paintings and have their own experience. My work evokes a lot of emotion for me. This emotional experience is expressed through the texture, the color, and artistic techniques. I want the viewer to see what kind of emotions it brings up for them.
Do you have any future exhibits planned? Where?
I love doing outdoor art exhibits and plan to do a solo exhibition at the Garden of St. Luke in the Field in the West Village next Spring. It is great having my paintings not only interact with people but also nature.
Push beyond your fears and go for it! Art can be such a great stress reliever and you never know until you try. TASNY is the best place to experience it as well!
TASNY is such a unique environment in which you are taught life lessons through art and you are always free to explore different emotions and artistic techniques. It is a wonderful setting that relieves stress. It’s not only a place for art classes, it is a community of artists.
The Art Studio NY has such genuine people who attend and teach the art classes so you already feel relaxed and welcomed just walking in! That, combined with a nurturing environment while I paint, definitely helps me relieve stress.
I take and continue to take Edward Holland’s FOR THE NEXT LEVEL: PAINTING, SELF-EXPRESSION, and MULTIMEDIA II
I am more vulnerable in expressing and releasing my emotions though paint.
I would say I am most proud of how much I have grown artistically. From trying out different mediums to exhibiting my work more frequently, it continues to be an amazing journey.
I would say the fear of everything needing to be perfect. It is still a challenge, but since being at TASNY, I’ve been able to push past that every class in releasing emotions through my art and then letting it speak for itself. It is a vulnerable feeling and much more rewarding in the end.
Art classes have definitely changed my life for the better. My art classes at TASNY have reignited my passion for fine art which in turn has helped me be more creative in my career as a graphic designer. It’s great to see my artistic journey continue to evolve, and I can’t wait to see where it will go in the future.