Saturday, February 27, 2010


Pins and Needles (encaustic collage) made it into the Atlanta Mixed Media/Collage Exhibit at The Gallery at Paper Mill Village.

Show dates are March 5 – March 26, 2010 255 Village Parkway, Suite 320, Marietta, GA. 30067.
A reception will be held on Friday, March 5th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

I am honored for my work to be selected for this show. This exhibition was open to all mixed media and collage artists in the southeast. This is an upscale gallery in a great location. I am hoping this will be the beginning of a new phase of my work and artistic career.
Kenson Thompson is a well recognized southeastern mixed media artist whose works are represented in Atlanta at the Bennett Street Gallery. She studied art and art history at the University of Innsbrook in Austria, architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology and attended the New York Academy of Art. She also studied with New York artist Daniel Green in France. Kenson has held solo exhibits in Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, Asheville and St. Simon’s Island, Ga. She hails a number of publications including “Outside the Lines” (AJC), “Hollyhock and Flowers” (Veranda Magazine), Southern Living Homes (Southern Living), and “Entering a Garden of Insights” (AJC). She is widely collected by corporations and clients including Derek and Caroline Holmes (Atlanta Braves), the Arthur Blank Foundation, Northside Hospital Women’s Center (Atlanta), Crown Plaza Hotels in New York and Philadelphia, and Mindspring, Charles and Ginny Brewer, to name a few.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Little Treasures- Art Boxes

A new collection is in the making with mini-art in the form of re-purposed wooden boxes.
The tops are miniature wax collage works.
The bottom and inside are fitted out with decorative papers.

The sides are colorful paintings in wonderful polished casein paints.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Woodland Mirage

I’ve been working on an acrylic painting. The idea came to me upon waking one morning. The image was clear… that I don’t want to be clear in the final outcome. In other words, I want to steer away from realism on this one and paint what I saw in my imagination. I am having a hard time doing that, actually.

Another choice was to not turn this painting into mixed media. I want to be able to paint without always sticking stuff into the wet paint. I know- there is nothing wrong with mixed media. It is my medium of choice (said with giggly humor). In other words, I have trouble finding my medium of choice, since I like so many of them. This is the delicious dilemma of the multimedia artist. I’m not sure if the goal was reached as I did use an acrylic gel with fibers included.

On this painting, I wanted to have the discipline to rely solely on my painting techniques to achieve the result I want. For an artist that moves from medium to medium- mostly mixing them up, it becomes hard to let the paint do all the work. I began to long for my oils which have been stored forever. My “studio” is actually the dining room converted to hold all my art adventures. This room is part of an open living space, sectioned off with room dividers. The fumes from oil paint would invade our living room and kitchen areas. Therefore, oil paint becomes a summer medium, when I can open the windows and turn on the window fan.

I am glad to have options. I only have to finish off the edges of the canvas and I will be posting a picture of the finished work.