Monday, April 19, 2010

Senior Exhibit Triumph part 1

Celtic Fire NFS from the collection of Cynthia Penn

Walking the Labyrinth
A Painter’s Journey in Acrylic and Oil
Artist's statement

As a mural painter, a narrative painter and an art therapy major, painting is my most invested form of self expression. Comunicating three dimensionally though a medium that is flat is an endless creative challenge; whether it is to portray an object, convey an idea, or express an emotion. Painting is about light and shadow, color and form, but then becomes more than – and is about the vision poured into it.
This act of creation in every painting also becomes a healing process, a form of self care and therapy – cura anima – the care of the soul. This is what gives art therapy its power to aid the human heart.
In this show are images, shapes, forms and feelings that come from my heart and from my painting and from my healing. The paintings seek to interact with the visitor and in doing so, become greater than the sum of their parts. May each person find in these paintings personal meaning as they walk through the gallery, and may they be blessed.

Labyrinth Acrylic on canvas $1200.00

Celtic Knotwork Acrylic on canvas $1000.00

Candles Acrylic on canvas $300.00

Detail of Candles

Detail of Candles

Detail of Candles

Detail of Candles

Intimitation of Light Acrylic on Canvas $900.00

Detail of Intimatation of Light

Detail of Intimitation of Light

Detail of Intimitation of Light

Dream of the Wood Oil on Canvas $800.00

Figure studies in oil

Figure study one Oil on canvas $75.00

Figure study Two Oil on Canvas $75.00

Figure Study Three Oil on Canvas $75.00

Part two of my posts about my Senior exhibit are pictures of the actual Exhibit reception - which are on the cameras of numerous friends and relatives! As soon as I round up all the pictures from everyone, I will post and tell about that event - it was WONDERFUL!!!

I am very grateful to many, many people for exhaustive help - Dreamweaver, Light and friends who gave way too much of their time to help me hang the show, my teachers - Teresa Prater and Glenn Miller, among others - who nurtured my painting, Resa and JoAnn and the crew they brought in to cater the exhibit - the catering made it a smashing success! And Jennifer, the student worker who helped me take it down. There are more people to thank, and I will include them in the next post.

More to come once I get my hands on the rest of the pictures!


  1. Your paintings of candles perfectly capture the flickering light of candle flame -- that must be so hard to convey! Wonderful show, looking forward to more photos!

  2. I am insanely proud of you my dear friend.

  3. It's down now? Over and gone? I missed it! I told Light I wanted to see it, but I've been insanely busy with end-of-semester drama myself.
    Your works are beautiful. I, too, like the bright flames. How did you do that?!

    Congratulations on your show.