I’m really excited today because I sent in my final polished file for a mural at the Doubletree Hotel in Greeley, Colorado. It is a very modern new hotel in the heart of Downtown, and will open for guests on October of 2017.
If you take the elevator to the third floor, there will be Kinsey Hindman and her stallion, Wimpy Sparkles, aka Harley, bigger than life, a full eight feet tall and ten feet wide.
Denver’s ArtWars 2017 event at the swanky Curtis Hotel was a blast. Here I am with my works. Many thanks to Ken Hamblin at Westword.
“The Struggle is Real,” oil and charcoal over photography on panel, 11″ x 14″
“I Come Here to Clear My Head,” oil and charcoal over photography on panel, 11″ x 14″
“Just Don’t Startle the Wildlife,” oil and charcoal over photography on panel, 12″ x 12″
This is a Super-Selfie piece about a particular type of heartache: the shame and self-loathing that comes with having put up with too much for too long, a poor investment in a shift that would have never come, and never will.
This piece actually transitioned me from one state of mind to another, from victim to warrior… pain filed under lesson, emergence of a more informed self, the inevitable strengthening from what didn’t kill me. I found this Selfie-Superheroine buried inside me and dusted her off. Together we decided to leave it all behind and explore the world together.
Apparently Jellyfish are an epidemic! Because the piece struck a chord and is being shown in both San Diego and San Francisco in the following two shows:
Sexism: A Touchy Subject, 2015 Arc Gallery, San Francisco
STRIP: Caricatures, Satire and The Funnies, 2015 The Studio Door, San Diego
This Friday night’s opening in San Diego corresponds with ComicCon, and I can’t wait to meet the other artists and comics enthusiasts. And I will get to see some dear friends!
In San Francisco the climate will be very different, having been juried by the South Bay Area Women’s Caucus for Art. What an honor!
I am completely humbled to have been selected by judges who represent such a broad spectrum of human interests!
This collection is my very first foray into oils, both practice and passion. They are portraits of a vintage underbelly: originators, envelope-pushers, society’s fringe… fearless entertainers pressing against the boundaries of society’s puritanical views.