I forgot to announce that my paintings went up on September 30th in Carré d’Artistes Sedona gallery. When they invited me to paint for the Sedona gallery I hesitated. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to. I’d been painting cityscapes of Paris for the last nine years. Several conincidences made me decide, yes.
The word Arizona kept popping up in unexpected places. For instance I was jogging through Luxembourg Gardens and saw a poster of the Grand Canyon. It was publicity for an exhibition at the Palais de l’Eau in Paris. I went to the exhibition and walked all the way back, along the Seine. That day I took excellent photos for the next series of Paris paintings I am planning.
Other things happened but Arizona was on my mind. When I was a child we went often to Arizona, driving through the Painted Desert. Everytime I saw a cactus, I had to touch it. My mother spent hours plucking needles out of my soft skin.
It’s funny how life brings you full circle.
One of my mannequins is for sale at Carre d’Artistes Sedona gallery, here is a photo from Instagram.
Celebrating 15 years since the opening of the first Carre d'artistes. Because our anniversary coincides with fashion week we had to celebrate with an original and one of a kind work; a beautiful mannequin painted by the talented artist Angie Brooksby. #carredartistes #artweek #fashionweek #contemporaryart #original #carredartistessedona #tlaquepaque
The first forty paintings I did seem to be flying out the door.
Angie Brooksby's pieces are flying out of here! Come by to get your own original during the Sedona plein air art festival. This one is called "Cactus and Cliff" for $320, 12.5in square. Contact the gallery at 928-282-8704 for any inquiries. #originalart #carredartistessedona #carredartistes #sedona #affordableart #angiebrooksby #landscapes #pleinairfestivalsedona
I wish I was in Sedona this week to see the plein air painters. There are some excellent artists at work. Check out the website for the festival: Sedona Plein Air Festival.
Painting onsite is so much fun. I painted Tuscany for 20 years before moving to Paris.
If you want to see what I’m painting, check my instagram feed up on the top right.