the carrack

being the impatient, overachiever i can sometimes be, i’ve been busy the last month or more working on various exhibition opportunities. while some of those i’m waiting to hear back on, and others are pending final details, one exhibition which is confirmed is for an exhibition at the carrack in durham, nc, for october 1st…

new works in process

 

getting it from here to there

i was asked recently about the technicalities of shipping encaustic work. i’m sure every medium has it’s issues, and i know for a fact that every artist freaks out about the wreckage which can be made of your work going from point a to point b. encaustic has it’s own peculiarities, and especially my ribbon…

let’s all step up and say “hi”

i made an amazing discovery this past week which still just astounds me. so simple, yet so profound, i felt like i just had to say something about it. it involves actually talking to people. shocking! i know! but let’s think about this for a minute. i don’t know about you, but i spend all…

the day to day is never what you’d imagine

when i first decided to embark on this adventure, i had visions of spending every day in my studio, sipping tea or coffee and painting my little heart out. things just never turn out how you expected. you know the feeling. after spending 5 or 10 years in a career, you find yourself in a…

new images of work in progress

i’ve posted some new images on my tumbler page of works in process. this is working itself in a nice series of works. check it out here… let me know what you think!

interview with laura moriarty, gallery director for r&f paints

following is an interview conducted between myself and r&f paints gallery director laura moriarty posted on the r&f handmade paints website as part my artwork being their featured artist of the month, june 2011. to see the entire feature article, go here. Q & A WITH NATALIE ABRAMS & GALLERY DIRECTOR LAURA MORIARTY LM: What is…

location independent artist

below is a guest post by another artist, Nemo, whom i met online via a mutual friend. i love his non-traditional lifestyle and the flexibility and freedom it affords. i also admire his entre into so many different communities. enjoy, and please check out his work through the links below. -n “I’m gonna retire, get…

who’s life are you living?

there is this preconceived notion in our society of what our lives are supposed to look like. a notion subtly driven into our psyche from a tender age and one which even has changed the meaning of things. it used to be that being a “millionaire” meant having assets worth a million dollars. now that term means…

working against the clock

i recently wrote the following as a guest post for fellow artist Nemo following a conversation we were having about different artists’ perspective on attachment to their work. it starts with one to two days of mixing the base paint, the background colour which will be maintained through the entire painting. then there’s a day of…