May
16
2011

PSoA Conference 2011

When I was in school, I got in ruts just like anyone else.  Sometimes you are just frustrated or uninspired.  But one of the great things about school is that you have teachers and classmates to inspire you.  I have written before about how different it is to paint after college.  You do  not have deadlines to meet unless they are your own and you do not have teachers to impress or class critiques.  It is easy to become stagnant.  And that is where I was in my art.After a few years of painting my "Creeper" series, I moved onto a series inspired by Bettie Page.  After a couple of paintings, I just was... [More]
May
4
2011

Come Out for a Great Cause!

Hello there blog friends!Come out for a great cause! Robert King is selling his “Alien in Love” series.Please join us at Lilly’s Pizza for First Friday, May 5th for a gathering of friends, beverages and Great Pizza 6pm-10pm.Each painting is for sale ranging from $400 - $824.Please contact Robert or Lisa King at 919-758-5383 or via email at octaveblue@gmail.com if you would like to make a donation and/or purchase one of his paintings in this series.Paintings will be on display through the end of June.See you there! Sharon DiGiulio
May
3
2011

May Artist of the Month - Aja Apa-Soura

--Midnight Sonata -- Artistic process and anti-process--- An impulse. Surging through my being like some addictive substance from within the farthest reaches of my mind. Unavoidable and stubborn in its progression, it overwhelms and never fails to propel me towards the fresh opportunity ready and waiting at the easel...Middle of the night, the world around me at quiet slumber, 75 watt overhead bulb illuminates the studio and glares in blood shot eyes. Maybe mix just a bit more cerulean in. No, prussian and just a dab of white....Addiction? Obsession....The process is conscious yet subconscious -- an image is rarely preconceived, but rather it... [More]

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