Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Colors of the World - Exhibition and Fundraiser in Arlington

  "If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, 
you'll learn things you never knew you never knew" 
Disney's Pocahontas

Two aspects of my life, as a painter and humanitarian, will merge this July as I share my paintings and raise funds for my charity at a solo exhibition and fundraiser at the Gallery Underground in Arlington, VA.  I choose the name Colors of the World, a take on the Disney song from the movie Pocahontas, Colors of the Wind, because, in my opinion, the song and my art resonate with the concept of empathy....... "We are all connected to each other, in a circle, in a hoop that never ends"  When traveling, I am fascinated by the unique colors and sense of energy that permeate a region. However, I am not drawn to paint the monuments or tourist attractions, but rather the snapshots of  beauty that can be found in moments of every day life - moments that stir universal emotions. Every painting tells a story, a place I visited, a person I met, a life that touched mine. These people have brightened my life, expanded my world and I try to give back by helping their communities though the charity Painting Brighter Futures.  Proceeds from each sale will go to Painting Brighter Futures projects to support groups on the ground helping children in Ghana , Kenya and here in the US. You can learn more on the website 

Hope to see you there. 

Reception July 10 from 5-8pm. 

June 29 – July 31, 2015 
Gallery Underground, Arlington VA 
Opening Reception July 10, 6-8pm