Making Room for Art

I’m very excited to announce that I once again let go of my corporate job so I could keep up with my life as an artist. Amazing things have been taking shape and I’m enjoying the ride!

I was honored to be the Artist in Residence for the St. Luke’s Hospital fundraiser, Paint the Town. I sold all three paintings I took and received a lot of interaction while I was painting live. It was a tremendous success and am really happy I got to be a part of it.

I have two shows up right now in the KC Metro area through ArtsKC ‘Now Showing’ Program. You can see my work in Prairie Village, KS at Tavern in the Village. I have received a great deal of attention from this location and have sold several pieces already! We are collaborating on plans now for a reception! I also have artwork hanging in the Burns & McDonnell corporate office until December.

Now the new focus is how to balance the business side and the painting side of my art. I find that I could spend all my time doing one or the other! It’s a great problem to have! I feel so fortunate to be on this journey!

 

Painting live at the Paint the Town event

Painting live at the Paint the Town event

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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