A vivid imagination is a terrible thing to waste.
I think about this phrase often when I am creating my figures and the stories that go along with them. There are moments that I wonder just how many friends I carry with me in the nooks and crannies of my creative heart most days. Figures and faces and personalities feed my soul, and I am thrilled to have a show sharing some of them with you. "
I sketch and paint a lot of figures. From the simplest line sketch to the most complex ones, each mark serves an important purpose in building the stories that the characters exist in. "To Dream In Color" is a showcase of 12 of these characters conveying a range of studies that I create for my much larger complex pieces, and which feed the images in the children's book I am writing.
June 1, at the Institute of Fine Arts of Edmond, Ok., the opening will begin at 6 pm. which will coincide with my four day workshop, The Imaginative Face, which I am teaching there. Sharing my love of Framework and practice with others, especially young ones, is part of what I adore about being a working artist so I hope to meet and chat with many of you there.
The Institute of Fine Arts of Edmond
27 E Edwards St., Edmond, OK 73034
June 1, 2017 6-8 pm.
You can view my current figurative and abstract works at www.ardithgoodwin.com and follow me on Instagram or FB as well!