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STUDIO NEWS October 2019

Currently untitled, this is an early stage of an ambitious 36" x 48" Daydream painting. Acrylics and graphite on canvas.
Studio Newsletter, October 2019
September sure flew by. Punctuated with 4 shows (The 59th Annual Thumb Area Art Exhibition at Starkweather Gallery (Romeo, Michigan) the Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptorsannual show (Grosse Pointe, Michigan) the Anton Art Center (Mt. Clemens, Michigan) and the Greater Michigan Art Exhibition (Midland, Michigan)), I certainly had a full calendar. I enjoyed getting out to the openings to see the exhibitions, meeting up with friends who had been traveling over the summer months, and connecting with new friends as well.

In other news,
  • My painting Wabi Sabi was part of FASOs TOP15% for their August competition. This is a lovely honor, particularly because the painting is all about resilience, and while I painted it two winters ago, the message remains important.
  • Last winter I filmed a segment for the television series Metro Arts Detroit; the producers invited The Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors to participate, and a handful of us were able to bring our work into the studio and talk a little about our process. Our episode has just aired, and you can stream it here.
  • And, finally, while my artwork did not make it into the photographs, I wanted nevertheless to share New Orleans Magazine's October's article on collector (and dear friend) Dianna Knost's glorious home, Camp Harmony. I don't take this for granted - it is magical that my paintings go off into the world and become part of a bigger whole - people's homes and lives. It is an honor to have multiple pieces in Dianna's collection. Frankly, it is an honor anytime I ship a painting to a new home. Thank you for that!

This month will bring more easel time, a conversation on process vs product inside my online classroom (only $5/month), a number of critiques, and a workshop on abstraction with Lauren Everett Finn. Like I mentioned last month, if you are planning to gift a pet portrait, please begin the commission process now to guarantee timely delivery - my calendar is nearly full. Projects begin at $399.  Message me for more details.

For those readers celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, we will join you in spirit from the Santini family table in Windsor, Canada.

And, finally, please let me know what you think. I'm always listening. Feel free to respond to this newsletter, shoot me an email, comment on the blog or interact via Facebook or Instagram. Locals can join my journaling group that meets monthly. There's all sorts of ways for us to connect!

Thanks, as always, for following along with my art and musings,
Warmly, Kim

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