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This is a new small painting. It is a hope-filled expression which feels fitting for the spring season.
Another Day Opens, 2017, watercolor, ink and pastel. It is also available to view and purchase at my website.
Anemone, 2017, ink and watercolor drawing.
Organelle, 2017, ink drawing.
Ribbon Running, 2017, ink and watercolor drawing
The above painting and drawings are available, so please feel free to inquire! You can do so here or my website contact form.
I had a wonderful time at the group exhibition Put the Art in pARTy at Icehouse Gallery, curated and hosted by Joe Holdren. The setting is always a spacious and intriguing place to explore, as is the art.
I’m looking forward to yet another upcoming group exhibition at Icehouse on May 5: Figure So Surreal, curated by Travis Fields. I’ll be one on 36 other artists showing contemporary surrealistic work. More on that in the next post.
Here is a detail pic of something that sprang onto paper yesterday afternoon. We’ll see where it takes me. Perhaps this is where it stops.
Every day, I try to either run or hike in the Sonoran landscape. I make a practice to stop and smell the roses… and orange blossoms and creosote. There is so much visible beauty to not only enjoy, but to remind my spirit of how importantly interconnected we all truly are wherever we go, be it a quiet forest in the mountains or a sprawling metropolis. Here is a small dried barrel cactus fruit which must have been a nice meal for a bird or a javelina. It caught my eye, I passed it, then turned around to pick it up.
I am quite fond of listening to ambient music while I paint, or any time really. My favorites are bands like Pausal and The Dead Texan, who allow for a lot of open spaces between the changing chords and patiently allow the narrative to grow. Like clouds slowly overlapping, merging and dissipating. This musical piece is by an incredible group called A Winged Victory For The Sullen. It was put out on the Erased Tapes Records label, album titled, Requiem For The Static King Part Two.
I’ve just finished another small painting. I will be photographing it in the next day or so, and blog it soon.
Happy Easter. Happy newness.
It has been a while since I’ve blogged, but there is good reason… a whirlwind of positive, but surprising events has me relocated on Vashon Island, Washington. The city is a very short ferry-ride away from the vibrant Seattle — just a mere 20 minutes. My head is full of new creative ideas to fill this new chapter in the Pacific Northwest. Though I’ve traveled quite a bit, I’ve never lived anywhere but Arizona. It’s quite a change. I feel a great loss to be leaving my dear community of Flagstaff. The exquisite Senoran desert and the San Francisco peaks will be missed. At times, I know it will be strange to open a window and not feel the warm, arid wind.
Daisy Mountain, AZ
Wukoki Pueblo, AZ
San Francisco Peaks, Hart Prairie, AZ
New River, AZ
I look forward to meeting new creatives, new friends, new nature encounters in this green and oceanic place. I can’t imagine tiring of filling my senses with the verdant flaura and fauna of this region. Yesterday, a large cross orb weaver nearly dropped on my nose while I was getting into the car. I am also interested to find new ways to be a part of community involvement. Wherever one is, there are always people who are in need. It’s important to be a part of positive spirals. I’m already becoming acquainted with some local and cultural traditions. Below are from some recent outings.
Shingle Mill Hike
Shingle Mill Hike
Near Burma Road, Vashon
Here are some drawings (in situ) from the road trip to my new home.
a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Charmagne Coe
Friday, February 7th
Opening Reception 7pm – 9pm
Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Phoenix
50 East Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
This is an inaugural partnership event of Shade Projects (of monOrchid Gallery) and Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel . This celebrates the opening of the West Wing Gallery to host Arizona artists and other talents. Don’t forget to stop by the bar to enjoy some fantastic cocktails! I hope to see you there. This exhibition runs through the end of February 2014.
Arizona Handmade Gallery presented my paintings at their May First Friday Art Walk. The gallery was elbow-to-elbow. As always, Art Walk is a marvelous time to see the diverse community of Flagstaff and to meet someone new. I had the privilege of being featured alongside Alan Potter, a sculptor of delightful and curious raku creatures. Thank you to all of you for coming out that evening. My paintings will continue to be exhibited at the gallery through July 2012.
These last two weeks, as you can imagine, have been a whirlwind of activity, so a lot of my creative efforts have been happening on the fly. Drawing is absolutely perfect that way. These are some.
“The Care and Feeding”
This is my weekly entry for Illustration Friday’s theme, “Sight”. It is titled “Ever Trails”.
Nature is at its best right now in Northern Arizona, as is the weather. These are pictures from my visit to Garland Prairie. If you can’t get ahold of me, well, I’m hiking. 🙂
Finally, I am happy that President Obama has publicly voiced his new and evolved position on marriage equality. Let us all be brave for one another because of love. We must stand together and be strong with those who suffer injustice.