Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Year In The Making

About one year ago, I received the news that I would have a solo exhibit in the main lobby of the University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor, MI. I was told that I had a very large space to fill and that they would like it to be filled with large paintings. So I've been painting large! Prior to learning of my acceptance, I hadn't painted many large works. Since learning of my acceptance, I've painted as large as 8-1/2 feet wide! It seems I'm being tested to try new things.

I brought nine paintings with to be included in the exhibit. Six of them fit nicely. The majority of my paintings in the exhibit are 48" x 36" with the largest being 60" x 36". The theme of this exhibit is Fields of Flowers. This photo shows the partially installed exhibit.

When I read that as many as 10,000 people per day would view my works, I thought it was a typo. But when I visited the University of Michigan Health Systems, it was clear that it would be very likely to have that many people pass through the main lobby. If you are in the Ann Arbor area, I encourage you to visit this medical center and view the many exhibits on display there. Fields of Flowers will be on display through August 15.


skarppala said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! They look FABULOUS Kay! Really and truly! So happy for your success as an artist. It has been enriching to me to see your progress via Facebook. You have come so far! How long is it now? Amazing.

Kathleen Eaton said...

Thank you so much! It has been a lifetime. But about nine years ago I immersed myself back into fine art and told myself that I would give it ten years of working at it before deciding if it's worth it to continue. It's tough to make a living as an artist, but I don't want to get to the pearly gates and have to explain why I didn't use the gifts I was given. Thank you for your kindness and support!

Fran said...

That is so incredible!!! Your paintings really look very much at home. So glad you are sharing your gift! Still have my hopes that you will come to the Indy area!

Kathleen Eaton said...

Thank you, Fran. Coming to Indy is not out of the question. I travel quite a bit for my work. We have some artist friends who live in Indiana too. It would be great for our paths to cross!