The year is fast winding down and it's been a busy one hasn't it? Dave and I sold our home in Georgia and relocated to a sweet little condo in Burlington's New North End, a temporary stop as we contemplate where our next home will be. Suggestions welcome!
In the meantime, we love being a stone's throw from the Burlington Greenway (aka bike path) and it's extraordinary views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. I run the path almost daily to the Winooski River.
In other news, I'm recovering from wrist surgery following an injury last fall that didn't heal quite right so I'm fast becoming ambidextrous -doing all kinds of things with my left hand, including artwork!
With all this change I have had to be patient with my art practice and put exhibitions on pause. But the (art) show must go on! You can find my work for sale in four venues, including my website, so read on to see where you can view and purchase.
Before I go I have to take a moment to acknowledge all of our precious friends and family, as well as all of you, my fans, collectors, and clients, who have been so supportive in this year of change. You've been so generous with your time and encouragement. We have felt your love, and for that we are deeply grateful.
Here's to remaining deeply hopeful for our world, cultivating kindness, and nurturing your creative hearts in 2018!
Water soluble oil, collage, pastel, and cold wax pieces I created at Helen Shulman's workshop at West Branch Gallery this month.
New studio, New possibilities
Dave and I (and Lily the Cat) have relocated to Burlington's New North End. I've set up a quaint home studio to work and teach from and I'd love for you to visit! Hours vary so call ahead.
New Studio Address:
28B Woodlawn Road, Burlington, VT
Did your address change this year too? If so, please send updates my way so you can continue receiving quarterly art postcards. Simply reply to this email with your new address. And thanks!
On View Now
Helen Day Art Center Holiday Show 2017
A portion of all sales benefit the Helen Day Art Center
Through December 30th
90 Pond Street
Stowe Vermont 05672 Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Davis Studio Staff Holiday Show 2017
Original paintings, artist postcard packs and cards for sale. Something beautiful, local, and handmade for every budget.
Through December 30th
916 Shelburne Road South Burlington, VT Gallery Hours: Open Daily 8am-4pm
Intuitive works in collage, paint, and ink
A rotating exhibition of original artworks available for purchase. Curated by SEABA
Innovation Center 128 Lakeside Drive
Burlington, VT Open daily.
Give the Gift of Creative Time this Season
I loved participating in Kristen’s open studio. I brought my own project (that I wasn’t making ANY progress on by myself), and she gave me lots of guidance, encouragement and tips on how to move forward. She checked in with me throughout the two-hour session to see if I needed help, which I often did, and turned me on to new techniques to help my project come to life. I especially liked how Kristen helped me to actualize ‘my vision’ for the painting, instead of imposing her personal style. Kristen is a talented teacher and has a vast array of artistic experience and skills to offer; I will definitely do more open studio sessions with her in the future. ~ Kara G.
Most of us don't need more stuff. Why not give creative experiences this year? Give the gift of guided creative time to yourself or a special someone. Gift certificates can be used on any service or artwork on my website.
Use code: LOVEART at checkout.
Interested in trying painting, collage, or mixed media work but don't have the space or resources to invest in the materials and supplies? Try Artist Open Studio sessions with me. You bring your imagination; I supply the rest! My studio is open by appointment for Artist Open Studio.
Winter, School Vacation & Spring Classes for all ages. It's not too soon to start thinking about committing some time to expanding your art skills and your creativity in 2018! I'm teaching digital photo, smARTphone photo, and other classes.
Clockwise from top: Snapshots from the Expressions in Abstract Painting workshop with Canadian painter Claire Desjardins at Helen Day Art Center, Stowe VT (courtesy of Polly Castor). NH based painter Helen Shulman talking about her work at a Cold Wax workshop at West Branch Gallery. Fun time with young artists at the Davis Studio; Violet lily acrylic painting completed by Sage B., one of many talented and hardworking students I work with.
Get Studio News delivered to your inbox every other month.
#learning to #paint the #figure #youngartist @davisstudiovt. This led to a great discussion about how to #mix skin tones to depict #people of color. #volume #depth #color #teen #art #artist #creative #figurativeart #acrylic #kmwatsonvt #lovemyjob #realist #realisticpainting
Its all a out #experimenting #exploring #fun and #growth as an #artist @davisstudiovt middle school and #teen art club every #monday.
#creative #lovemyjob #igetpaidforthis #vtarts2018 #vermont #802 @kmwatsonvt @vtartscouncil
Some of my #students #artwork from #today. #practicemakesprogress @btvcityarts .
#creative #art #vtart2018 #teachingartist #kidsmakeart #kidscamp #artcamp #kmwatsonvt #springtime #lovemyjob #igetpaidforthis #photo #photoshoot #digitalphotography
Out with my crew of #artists today #exploring #btv #lakechamplain #greenway @btvcityarts #digitalphotography #art #photo #photography #photoshoot #photographer #kidscamp #kids #kidsmakeart #lovemyjob #igetpaidforthis #creative
Early in a #wip. #commissions always take me to places I don’t usually go. I’m meshing a #model pose with a lead actors #face. This will be a set piece for a local play. More to come. #inthestudio #opportunitytoexpand #commissions #art #vtarts2018 #kmwatsonvt #figurativeart #figurepainting #acrylicpainting #learning #artist #artistic #artoftheday #instagram
Kristen M. Watson's work focuses on conceptual installations and intuitive painting that begin with concentrated introspection and behavioral observation rooted in her study of spirituality and social psychology. Her art explores how thought, spirituality, and culture (currently digital culture) affect human behavior and relationships. See more at www.kristenmwatson.com